So your tweenaged daughter loves the Biebs and your teenage son sweats for Selena Gomez. What do they know about music? Rhetorical question, obviously, but you can teach them a thing or two by getting them off the iPod and into Miami’s renowned New World Symphony. No matter what noise they’re used to, your kids will notice the incredible acoustics the moment you enter the symphony’s headquarters at the New World Center. Starchitect Frank Gehry designed the building, and even the most jaded small fry will gawk at these ultra-modern surrounds. Sweeten the pot by telling your kids that the NWS is led by a rock star in his own right, artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas. The young talent that performs with the NWS is amazing, enough to play circles around a certain popular boy band, that’s for sure. While your kids may not immediately warm up to classical music, if they’re lucky the Miami Beach SoundScape will be sporting an outdoor WALLCAST concert. You’ll all be wowed by the insane audio and visual distractions projected onto a 7,000-square-foot wall. Often it’s something the entire family can get into, like EDM blended with Tchaikovsky’s greatest hits. Pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket, and kick back as you get schooled in the art of serious music.

New World Symphony

500 17th St Miami Beach FL 33139

(305) 673-3331

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