The 2022-2023 arts season will kick off this month at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center with the opening of the Aventura International Film Series, the two-night Aventura Jazz Festival, a Tony Award-winning musical, and season openers from Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, and the Miami International Piano Festival.
The City of Aventura will present “Siudy Flamenco: A Dos,” a flamenco suite by Siudy Garrido with original music by composer and guitarist Jose Luis de La Paz, October 8, at 8 p.m, and October 9, at 5 p.m. The company ballet will take audiences on a journey into the intimate emotions in the music over the classic seguidilla, alegrías, and Solea flamenco rhythms. The show journeys through the colors, sensations, and emotions of a pure-rooted flamenco, while remaining open to the present. Tickets are $55-$60.
The Aventura International Film Series opens with Official Competition from Spain on October 11, at 7:30 p.m. Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star as two egomaniacs commissioned by a millionaire to make a movie together in this sharp comedy skewering wealth, art, and pride. The film is unrated and will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. The Aventura International Film Series presented by the City of Aventura is curated and hosted by Shelly Isaacs, who introduces the film and leads a post-screening discussion. Screenings are general admission, with lobby doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12.
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida officially opens its twenty-fifth anniversary season with Classical & Neoclassical Ballets on October 15 and 16 (at 7:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively). Tickets are $40.
The two-day Aventura Jazz Festival, presented by Lion Tribe Group, will also return to the Arts & Cultural Center October 21 and 22. The festival is presented with the support of the Arts Access Program, which assists community-based organizations in presenting arts and cultural performances at the center. The festival kicks off with the Rio de Janeiro-born duo of vocalist Rose Max and guitarist Ramatis Moraes on October 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55-$65.
Three-time Latin Grammy-nominated Negroni’s Trio closes the festival on October 22, at 8 p.m. The ensemble of master musicians have been producing music together since 2002, establishing a unique voice in traditionally known jazz classics, Latin jazz, and jazz fusion. Negroni’s Trio is comprised of the father and son team of José Negroni (piano and keyboards) and Nomar Negroni (drums and percussions), and bassist Josh Allen. Tickets are $55-$65.
The Miami International Piano Festival Orchestra kicks off with Concerto Night on October 23, at 5 p.m. Conducted by Hobart Earle, music director and principal conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic, the program opens with Stephen Beus performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25. Franceso Libetta will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73. The concert closes with Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 performed by Nikolay Khozyainov. Lecturer-in-residence professor Frank E. Cooper offers a pre-concert introduction. Concerto Night is not suggested for children younger than 12 years old. Tickets are $45-$55.
LCA Performing Arts Company’s Matilda The Musical closes out the month October 28, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, October 29, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, October 30, at 2 and 7 p.m. The Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Tickets are $32-64.
Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online, by phone at (877) 311-7469 or (954) 462-0222, or in person at the box office Tuesday through Saturday, from 12 to 5 p.m., as well as 90 minutes prior to each performance.