In the historic, Spanish-revival style setting of Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, concertgoers have the unique opportunity to not only hear music by incredible classical and jazz musicians but also learn more about the music and each artist’s journey with music.
Since 1985, the Community Arts Program (CAP) Summer Concert Series has been attended by more than 70,000 concertgoers. It is a time-honored tradition that continued with virtual broadcasts to the world throughout the pandemic summers of 2020 and 2021, and gathered an average of 7,500 views each summer. This developed an extended audience that CAP is excited to welcome on-ground again in the summer of 2023!
Throughout the school year, the Community Arts Program (CAP) also provides after-school music education with the CAP Conservatory for the Arts and its Miami Jazz Institute. These reach children and youth from over 53 Miami-Dade County schools, no matter students’ circumstances or abilities.
Tickets are available online.
June 8 – CAP All-Star Jazz Ensemble Reunion Big Band
The Community Arts Program (CAP) 2023 Summer Concert Series opens with alumni of the CAP Miami Jazz Institute All-Star Jazz Ensemble returning for a full-on reunion big band, directed by Daniel Strange!
June 22 – Mark Kosower
Principal Cello of the Cleveland Orchestra, Mark Kosower, embodies the complete musician, exemplified through his numerous awards and accolades. Joined by pianist, Melivia Raharjo, it will be an incredible evening with the music of Beethoven, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Krenek, Myaskovsky, and Martinů.
July 6 – 5 String Swing
5 String Swing sweeps concertgoers onto their feet with music of Cole Porter to George Gershwin, and everything in between, from the Great American Songbook. Dr. Steffen Zeichner, violin; Flexter Henderson, clarinet - saxophone - cajón; Dr. Greg Diamond, guitar; and Dr. Benjamin Whitman, bass create a lush, holiday celebration!
July 20 – Shannon Powell Trio
One of the most sought-after drummers and percussionists in the world - a powerful technique steeped in the drumbeats that emanate from the streets of New Orleans. Enjoy noted New Orleans musicians Shannon Powell (drums and vocals), Kyle Roussel (piano), and Grayson Brockamp, (bass).
August 3 – Sinta Quartet
First prize-winner at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, Sinta Quartet continues with accolades for its virtuosity. Four saxophone masters craft a jaw-dropping experience of Dvořák, Ligeti, Béla Fleck, and others – from works steeped in folk tradition, to time-honored music from around the globe.
August 17 – Ekep Nkwelle
The Community Arts Program (CAP) 2023 Summer Concert Series concludes with Ekep Nkwelle. This dazzling Cameroonian-American is joined by Luther Allison (piano), Jason Clotter (bass), and Hank Allen-Barfield (drums). Ekep sings her story and deep passion for jazz - with music from great recordings and artists that have influenced and continue to inspire her.
Tickets are available online.