NWS Annual Report



This 30th anniversary Annual Report summarizes the development of the New World Symphony’s mission to train gifted graduates of music schools for leadership in the field of classical music. This is a truncated version of the New World Symphony’s 2017-18 Annual Report. For a PDF of the full version, please click here.


“In a world where artistic standards and opportunities are ever more challenged, the New World Symphony program continues to offer young musicians the chance to fully develop a personal approach to their art. I look forward to a future where outstanding musicians will be recognized as living national treasures. And with this recognition, communities and musicians alike will work together to carry forward the rich testimony our music represents.”

Michael Tilson Thomas

NWS Co-Founder and Artistic Director


NWS Trustees and Staff



Visiting Faculty

Alan Ohkubo
“The diversity and wealth of knowledge that I have obtained from visiting faculty have been essential to meeting the ever-increasing demands I make on my music making. New World Symphony has provided the opportunity to interact with the current leaders in the orchestral field, experts in performance training, and world-class artists. It is difficult to imagine a better environment for growth at this stage of my career.”

Alan Ohkubo

2nd-Year Cello Fellow


 NWS alumni
Faculty who taught both digitally and in-person during 2017-18 season
Number of visits in 2017-18 season denoted after name.

Performance Activities

Artistic Activities

Douglas Merilatt
“Underlying all of the New World Symphony’s concert presentations—in the richly varied forms they have come to take—is an unwavering commitment to artistic excellence. This commitment stems from the unparalleled leadership and deep involvement of MTT himself. It extends through the fruitful relationships NWS has forged with many of today’s most distinguished musical artists.”

Douglas Merilatt

NWS Executive Vice President for Artistic Planning and Programs - Retired August 30, 2018


Over the course of the 35-week academic season, NWS presented some 60 concerts. Here are a few highlights:

Project 305


On October 21 Miamians gathered at the New World Center and in SoundScape Park for the world premiere of Miami in Movements, the crowd-sourced work of music and film that is the culmination of Project 305.

The collaborative project—a partnership between the New World Symphony, MIT Media Lab, Miami-Dade County and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation—invited all of Miami’s communities and cultures to work alongside composer Ted Hearne and filmmaker Jonathan David Kane.

The premiere of Miami in Movements was preceded by performances by local artists Picadillo, The Barry Bucaneiros and a special gospel choir with vocalists from three local choirs under the direction of Dr. Nelson Hall.


New Work

MTT hosted the annual New Work event on February 3, bringing three world premieres to the New World Center, including selections from his own Glimpse of the Big Picture. Spanning almost his entire life, Glimpse of the Big Picture is what MTT calls a “lifelong collection of remembrances.” New York playwright Christopher Wall created a micro-play that was directed by Kel Haney. The Inherent Sadness of Low-Lying Areas featured actors and five Fellows, who performed both musically and theatrically, in portraying a couple navigating the world of PTSD. Ted Hearne and Jonathan David Kane revealed their revised version of Miami in Movements after the work’s Project 305 debut in October 2017.




Side-by-Side Concert


NWS’s Side-by-Side Concert is an annual tradition of Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), which brings students from South Florida, Brazil and Colombia together at the New World Center.


Education Concert

NWS by the Numbers




Behind-the-Scenes of our WALLCAST® concerts, Presented by Citi:



NWS continues to search for ways to bring diversity to orchestras and ensembles. Besides increasing the diversity of the Fellowship, NWS partnered with The Sphinx Organization and the League of American Orchestras to create the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), a field-wide initiative with the long-term goal of increasing diversity in American orchestras.




NWS marked the start of a new partnership with Carnegie Hall’s NYO2, an intensive orchestral program for outstanding American instrumentalists between ages 14-17 that aims to bring greater diversity to the field of classical music. NYO2 musicians worked closely with over 20 NWS Fellows and alumni, as well as other professional players from top orchestras around the country, in both New York and Miami. Their July 21 performance at the New World Center was led by conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and featured violinist Gil Shaham.



Each season Fellows participate in The Independent Musician—a series of seminars and workshops designed to equip them with music business, collaboration, innovation and leadership skills taught by experts from the field. These sessions provide Fellows career skills needed to be contributing members of their ensembles, active in their communities and to give them an understanding of what is required if they should want to start their own ventures. From this series, Fellows developed their own projects.

Double Take

On March 2 four first-year Fellows presented Double Take—an interactive concert experience they designed, produced and executed with mentorship from MTT and support from NWS staff. Recognizing that people digest and reflect on music in different ways for different reasons, Chloe Tula (harp), Francisco Joubert Bernard (bassoon), Dominic Brancazio (horn) and Blake-Anthony Johnson (cello) chose music for the concert that inspires them.

Community Projects

The NWS Fellows participated in the first Community Projects as part of the curriculum of their fellowship. Community Projects allowed all Fellows to pursue musical activism based on their personal interests with their own original initiatives, from concept to execution. These special projects guide their continued development, while demonstrating music’s ability to have a positive impact on the community, and benefitting South Florida programs and businesses.

This season’s 21 Community Projects fell into three main categories: audience and community engagement, education, and media, and reached diverse audiences, from at-risk youth and restaurant goers, to the internet and senior citizens.


Business Development


NWS’s Business Development team generates financial support of the NWS Fellowship program while strengthening patron, client and community relationships through third-party use of the New World Center. Here is a sampling of events held at the New World Center.


Network Performing Arts Production Workshop

NWS hosted the 15th Network Performing Arts Production Workshop (NPAPW) at the New World Center in April. This annual, global conference is a single-track workshop in which attendees learn about technologies using advanced networks to enable arts instruction and performance.

One of the highlights of NPAPW 2018 was The Art and the Technology—an open conversation with MTT, violinist Pinchas Zukerman, baritone Thomas Hampson and other artists and administrators on the state of interactive technology and its impact on performance and education.

Network Performing Arts Production Workshop



Community Engagement

Community Engagement is critical to NWS’s overall mission to prepare highly-gifted graduates of music programs for leadership roles as educators, communicators, performers and role models. The programs act as dual learning experiences for the Fellows and members of the community, and provides engaging opportunities to learn about and experience music. In the 2017-18 season, NWS Fellows spent over 5,200 hours interacting with, teaching and coaching over 11,000 students, teachers, families, adults and seniors within the South Florida community and beyond. In addition, Fellows received over 520 hours of community engagement training as part of their fellowship curriculum last season.


Global Reach

The New World Symphony now has over 1,100 alumni making a difference in orchestras, ensembles and educational institutions in 32 countries around the world.


Click here for a list of Fellow and alumni job wins in the 2017-18 season »


Alumni Profile: Brook Ferguson


Veterans Day Special: The President’s Own United States Marine Band


Library Fellowship


Audio Engineering Fellowship



We Thank our Donors


We are pleased to recognize the following donations made between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.


MAESTRO’S CIRCLE Charles B. & Rosalyn F. Stuzin and Liat and Tali Tzur Mr. Barry Beschel
DIAMOND TIER Laura and Daniel Bernstein Suzanne & Neil Useden Ms. Lisette Betancourt
$250,000+ Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Sullivan Mr. Brenton Verploeg Mrs. Irmengard Bettendorf
Anonymous (2) Swire Properties, Inc. Viking Fuel Oil Company Inc Mr. Robert Bickers
The Micky and Madeleine Arison Richard N. Tager Dr. and Mrs. Luis Villa, Jr. Barbara and Alan Bisno
Family Foundation Ms. Dorothy A. Terrell Ms. Jessica Wade Pfeffer Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Blattner
Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm Dr. and Mrs. Peter Weissman Renata and Keith Ward Mr. Charles Block
Carnival Corporation & PLC* WeWork Nora and Ted Weinreich Mr. William Blumenthal
Citibank, N.A. Harry Wilson Mr. and Mrs. David S. Kenin, Ms. Judith Bluth
Bruce and Suzie Kovner, Augusta Zimmerman Wien Family Foundation, Inc. Ms. Beth Boleyn
The Kovner Foundation Dr. Michael Zinner Mr. Paul S. Woehrle Ms. Brenda Boleyn and Ms. Susan Kadar
Miami-Dade County Department CONCERTO SOCIETY Mr. and Mrs. Sid Workman Mr. Martin Bookspan
of Cultural Affairs* $2,500-$4,999 Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Worton Mr. Miguel Borroto
Rita Green Wallach Family Trust Toby Lerner Ansin Adam and Jacqueline Zimmerman Mr. and Dr. Jean Claude Boutrouille
MAESTRO’S CIRCLE AT&T FANFARE $500 TO $999 Dr. and Mrs. Walter G. Bradley
GOLD TIER Ms. Georgette Ballance Dr. Rosa Abraira Ms. Harriet Brookman
$100,000-$249,000 Banco do Brasil Americas Mr. Daniel Alvarez and Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Brown
Anonymous Helene Berger* Ms. Holly Henningson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Browne
Baptist Health Carol E. and Myles P. Berkman Foundation Mr. Michael Arias and Mr. and Mrs. David Bruggen
Fairholme Foundation, Dr. and Mrs. Wil Blechman Mrs. Kris Kramer Arias Mr. Luigi Cattaneo and Ms. Olga Solovey
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Berkowitz Mr. and Mrs. James Bodnar Mr. and Mrs. Norman Axelrod Mr. Roberto Carneiro
Blavatnik Family Foundation Mr. Samuel I. Burstyn Mrs. Evelyn K. Axler Mrs. Judith Carney
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Carlin Mr. James Chace Ms. Delphine Badard Mr. Philip Caso
Frank Family Charitable Foundation, Mr. Rajan Chopra Ms. Joanne Baseman Mr. Alvaro Castillo
Mary and Howard S. Frank Ms. Silvia Coltrane Mr. Michael Baskin Ms. Norma Castillo
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation Tom Connors Mr. Antonio Beck Mr. Erich Cauller
Rose Ellen Greene Victoria Cummock Mr. and Mrs. Barry Beracha Ms. Pamela Chamberlin and
Kleh Family Foundation, Joan DePontet Ms. Rosanna Bermejo Martinez Mr. Bernard Perlmutter
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kleh Mr. Manuel F. Diaz and Mr. Joshua Bernstein Mr. John Charles
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Mrs. Barbara Anger-Diaz, Ph.D. Mr. Lucio Biase Denise Chilcote
Northern Trust Bank, William L. Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Edelstein Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blonsky Mr. Albert R. Christian Jr.
Karen Bechtel and William Osborne Equity Investment Corporation Ms. Amy S. Bloom and Mrs. Phyllis Cohen
Nicholas and Susan Pritzker through their Dr. Alfred and Susan Feingold Ms. Maria Hernandez Mr. David Cole
donor-advised fund, The Scorpio Rising Claudia and Ricardo J. Fernandez Ms. Ilyssa Blum Mr. and Mrs. Terence Connor
Fund, at Vanguard Charitable Paula and Michael Finkle Mr. Joey W. Brutus Mr. William Cranshaw
The Rockefeller Foundation Betty and Joseph Z. Fleming Mr. Farris Bukhari and Ms. Carine Shehad Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Crawford III
Susan D. Kronick and Jill and Harold Gaffin Sarah Campbell Smith, Esq. /Akerman LLP Cherokee Enterprises, Inc., Gabino Cuevas
Edward Manno Shumsky Barbara and Steven Galen Mr. Richard Casselman Mr. Robert Cuevas Jr.
Mr. William Strong Ms. Sue Garcia Mr. Barron Channer Ms. Maureen Daffner
Michael Tilson Thomas and Pamela Garrison Jonathan J. Cohen Ms. Gabriela Daniel
Joshua Robison Niety and Gary Gerson Maureen and George Collins Mr. Lino Darchun
MAESTRO’S CIRCLE Gioielleria Nardi, Venezia Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Dahl Ms. Fran Davidman
SILVER TIER Mr. Steven Gombinski and Ms. Yvette Costas Mr. Rhett Del Campo Ms. Carolyn Davis
$50,000-$99,999 Peter A. Gorski, MD, MPA Ron Drucker and Lisa Ware Mr. Vicente Del Rio
Sari and Arthur Agatston Ms. Monique Halberstein Mr. Bill Durham Robert and Shengju Deutsch
Stephen Bittel Family Philanthropic Fund Ms. Francinelee Hand and Mr. David Siegel Mr. Zachary Elliott Ms. Bonnie Dockter
Bruce and Martha Clinton, Benjamin E. Hein Ms. Ruth Engel Mr. Jesse Dong
The Clinton Family Fund Mrs. Hideko Klebanoff* Lea and Gil Epstein Dr. Paul Drucker
Crystal & Company Denise & Jack Korngold Ms. Rebecca Feigen Dr. Kenneth Easterling
Jerome A. Yavitz Charitable Foundation, Inc. Amber Kornreich Fennario Investments, Inc Mrs. Phyllis D. Ehrlich
Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation Jacqueline Kott Mr. Shawn Folk Judge Spencer Eig
The Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation Dale and Stephen Kulvin Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Forte Ms. Patricia Elias
Cindy and Murry Gerber Elie and Burt Landy Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Walter Englebrecht
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. Langer Holdings Corp., Lynne and Mrs. Doree Fromberg Mrs. Elisabeth S. Evans
Jane and Gerald Katcher Roger Langer, Sr. Ms. Maria N. Hernandez Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Falvey
Mr. Mark Kingdon and Mr. Alon Rehany Sandra Lansing Ms. Debbie Gold Ms. Gabriela Fanning
The Miami Foundation Zak Laux Sharon and Alex Goldring Mr. Juan Fernandez-Barquin
Sir Michael Moritz and Dr. and Mrs. Richard Levitt Mr. and Mrs. Michael Goldstein Dr. and Mrs. Wallace Feldman
Ms. Harriet Heyman Katy and Mike Lingle Mr. Marcelo Gomes Jonas Ferris
Helena Rubinstein Philanthropic Fund at Dr. and Mrs. Alberto Luchtan Mr. David Gray and Ms. Elisa Lau Ms. Marcelle Fischler
The Miami Foundation, Mr. Rene H. Males Greater Miami Convention and Merle B. Frank & Martin G. Rothman
Diane and Robert Moss Douglas Martin Visitors Bureau Mr. Lloyd A. Freeman
National Endowment for the Arts Mr. and Mrs. David Melin Mr. and Mrs. David Grunebaum Ms. Julisa Fusté and Dr. Casey Sutliff
Patricia Papper* Bradley Meyer and Sylvia Pope The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation Ms. Peggy Gaines
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Tamara and Daniel Nixon Ms. Ginger Harris Mr. Marc Giosi
Mario de Armas Ms. Christa Paul Mr. and Mrs. Eleazer Hirmes Dr. and Mrs. Eugene L. Gitin
Gloria Scharlin* Dr. and Mrs. Alan Rapperport Iberia Bank Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gitlin
Sol Taplin Charitable Foundation Victoria Rogers Mamaina Century Fund Mrs. Carol Glatstein
State of Florida, Department of State, Carmen and Donna Romeo Mr. Artem Ishchenko Ms. Dorthy O. Weinstein and
Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Mr. Rodolfo Ruiz Mr. Robert Ivanschitz Mr. Robert Goldberg
Council on Arts and Culture Candace Ruskin Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Jacobs Mrs. Molle Grad
SunTrust Bank, John J. Geraghty Mr. Daniel Sachar and Florence and Bernard Jacobson Ms. and Mrs. Malcolm Graff
Ira Birns and Arlenis Adames, Mrs. Lampen-Sachar, M.D. Ms. Elias Jimenez Ms. Pam Granoff
World Fuel Services Mr. Carlos Del Salto Ms. Ekaterina Juskowski Ms. Laura Green
CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE Daniel and Ileana Sayre Leonard Kaplan and Denise Grisez
$25,000-$49,999 Alvin Schechter and Janine Gordon Marcia Simon Kaplan* Mr. Joseph Gulino
Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Schwimmer Mr. Aaron Karger Mr. Allan Hall and Ms. Lori Gold
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Akin Diane S. Sepler* Priscilla and Al Klomparens Mr. Craig Hall
Cassie Arison Ms. Jayne Shapiro Ms. Iva Kosovic and Mr. Louis A. Duvin Mr. and Mrs. George Halliwell
The Batchelor Foundation David and Holly Siegel Mr. Jose M. Lamadrid and Ms. Cynthia Halpern
Jennifer Stearns Buttrick and Mr. Mark Silverman Mr. Clifford E. Smith-Palliser Mr. John Hanek
Matthew W. Buttrick Ms. Marilyn Singer Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Lemelman Mr. John Hanson
Trudy and Paul Cejas Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sirkin Mr. Christopher Lentz Dr. and Ms. Daniel G. Harwitz, M.D.
City National Bank Jeannette A. Sorrell Mrs. Jacqueline Leone Ms. Robin Haseltine
Margarita and Armando Codina Stephen Stansell Mr. Alan W. Levine Jr. Carl Hellman
Adrianne and Jerry L. Cohen Nancy and Edward Stavis Matthew Levy Mr. and Mrs. Arturo Hendel
Joseph M. Cohen Benjamin Streed and Persia Shokoohi Dr. and Mrs. Warren Lieberman Mrs. Rosa Herrera
Tracey Corwin Rita and Robert Swedroe Ann and William Lieff Ms. Debra Hess
Mr. and Mrs. John Dasburg Ms. Roselyne Swig Ms. Monica P. Lopez Mr. Manuel Hevia
Fontainebleau Resort Mr. And Mrs. Bruce Taub Mr. Arthur Anton A. Lorch Mr. Corey E. Hoffman, P.A.
Funding Arts Network Thomas van Straaten and Nadine Asin Lucy Maisel Mrs. and Dr. Marilyn Horowitz
John and Jama Haley Teresa Galang-Viñas and Joaquín Viñas Dr. and Mrs. Adolfo Maldonado Ms. Carol Housen
Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Hersh Mr. and Mrs. Robert Werner Mr. Adam Meiras Mr. Jack Johnson
Jackson Health System Mr. Gregg Whiteside and Dr. and Mrs. Barry Meiselman Mr. and Mrs. Clive Kabatznik
Kristi and Dean Jernigan Mrs. Hyon Whiteside Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Kanter
Shahab Karmely PATRONS OF NWS Mr. Richard L. Morris Jr. Mrs. Iris Katzman
The Kirk Foundation $1,000 TO $2,499 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mosheim Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Kaufman
League of American Orchestras Anonymous (6) Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mowerman Mr. Robert Kay
Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Lerner Drs. Mercedes and Edward Ajhar Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mullen Mr. and Mrs. Brian E. Keeley
Alan and Diane Lieberman The Amphion Foundation, Inc. Ms. Avis L. Neiman Kendra Scott LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Meisel Mr. Philip F. Balbi Marnie and Larry Paikin Frederick Kent
City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Amelia Karenina Balonek and Mr. and Mrs. Diego Pena Mr. and Mrs. Arthur John Kerr Jr.
Program, Cultural Arts Council Faquiry Diaz Cala Ms. Alexandra Peters Kimberton Drug Development Consulting Llc
Merle and Michael Orlove Joanne and Michael Bander Aaron Resnick Rabbi and Mrs. Ralph Kingsley
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Mr. Richard D. Banziger Mr. Belisario Rojas Ms. Ruth Klein
Alfonso Conrado Rey Michael S. Baskin and Michael Haze The Suzi Salowe Family Trust Ms. Susan Knapp
The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust Benjamin P. Baum Scorpio Properties, LLC Mr. James Knuuttila
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Mr. and Mrs. Michael Berke Ms. Ann-Kathrin Seif Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Kohli
Anita and Stuart Subotnick Nancy and Peter Berkley Ms. Val Shelley Mrs. Monica D. Korff
The Robert and Jane Toll Foundation Samuel and Allyn Berkowitz Marian Siegel Ms. Lisa Kornse and
The Wege Foundation Lucio Biase Drs. Gail and Leo Silverman Mr. Larry Wasserscheid
COMPOSER’S SOCIETY Linda Binder Vicki and Bob Simons Mr. Scott Kranz
$15,000-$24,999 Mr. Hal Birchfield Mr. Gerald Siverson Mr. Tom Krasner
Akerman LLP – Andrew Smulian and Sylvia Blau, Sam Kenner and Paulette Mintz Mr. and Mrs. Don R. Solomon Ms. Ursula Krause
Neisen Kasdin Matthew Boehne Ms. Miriam Steinberg Ms. Anne Kruthoffer
Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Thomas Bolton Mr. Robert Stone Ms. Michelle Kucharczyk
Charitable Foundation Katherine Bormann Mr. Edward M. Syring III Dr. Annette M. La Greca
Ann and Graham Gund Mr. Walter Boyd and Mr. David Santee Mr. Carlos A. Taminez and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lakin
Diane Star Heller Richard and Margaret Brodsky Ms. Tabatha Siu Ms. Evelyn LaRusse
Ana and Neisen Kasdin Dr. Jack and Ilana Burstiner Mr. and Mrs. Joel D. Tauber Ms. Jean Lawrence
Maura and Richard Kobusch Diane Camber Ms. and Mrs. Juan Luis Toro Ms. Betsy J. Lee
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kraus Clancy Cashion Charles Turner Ms. Linda Lee
Dr. and Mrs. Richard E. Litt Judith Chestler, Chestler Family Fund Denise Ledee and Gary Winston Mr. and Mrs. Roger Leifer
Ruth Ann Marshall and Patricia Houtz Mr. Sean Chibnik FANFARE $250 TO $499 Mr. Edward Lesen
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James Clark Anonymous Ms. Hadassa Levenson
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Jerome J. Cohen Esq. Dr. and Mrs. Kip Amazon Mr. Frederic Levine
David and Melanie Niemiec Gilles Danard Mr. Porter Anderson Mr. Todd Levy
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rubin Mr. Alan M. Dershowitz, Esq. and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Bates Ms. Dorothy Lewis
Marvin Sackner Ms. Carolyn Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bernstein Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Sintow Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dolkart Mr. and Mrs. Donald I. Bierman Mr. Gregory Lindeblom
Jean and Eugene Stark Ms. Jeanne Donovan Fisher Ms. Manya Blechman Michael Linville
Wells Fargo Richard Donovan and Susan Fawcett Mr. Thomas Block Dr. Willie Logan
Dr. and Mrs. Richard J. Wurtman Dr. and Mrs. Melvyn Drucker Dr. Judith Bloomfield Mr. and Mrs. James F. Losty
CONCERTMASTER’S Dr. and Dr. Ranjan Duara Mr. and Mrs. Irving Bolotin Mr. Richard Mahfood and
CIRCLE Harry F. Duncan Foundation, Barry Boren and Caryn Tanis Boren Ms. Nellie James-Douglas
$5,000-$14,999 Ms. Anneliese Duncan Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan Mr. Anthony Manganaro
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music Mr. Stuart Eichner Mr. Alberto Calabro Mr. Alberto Manrara
Acordis International Edward & Diane Eisenberg Josephine C. Chesley Ms. Hilton Marcus
Michelle Adler Jeanne and Joseph Farcus* Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Markoe
Florence and Sheldon Anderson Mr. Mark Feldberg and Ms. Emilyn Page Ms. Jocelyn Cortez Ms. Marcia Martinez
Mr. and Mrs. Nadim Ashi, Robert and Sylvia Feltman Ms. Carol Cumming Mr. Michael McManus
SC Property Acquisition LLC Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ferriss Mr. Mauricio Diaz and Mrs. Susan S. Miller
Louise Austin Mr. Rey Figueroa and Ms. Alessandra Lugli Mr. Eric Millstein
Paul and Pamela Austin Mrs. Jessica Shults-Figueroa Mr. and Mrs. John Ervin Mr. Alvin Mintz
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bogen Eugene Finkin and Linda Witham Finkin Clement Fatovic and Rebecca Mandelman Mr. Jack Mizutani
James Bradford Cassidy Fitzpatrick Carlson Dr. Joel E. Fishman Ms. Esther Morales
Mr. Robert R. Brinker and Jacqueline Fletcher Dr. and Mrs. Gary M. Flax Ms. Patricia Morillo
Ms. Nancy S. Fleischman Mr. and Mrs. John R. Frank Ms. Zina Gabsi Ms. Caroline L. Morrison
Stephen Brint and Mark Brown Richard French and Jacqueline Greenberg Mr. Joel Galand Ms. Jean Morton
Brioni America, Inc. Mr. Andrew W. Frey and Ms. Ali Codina Mrs. Kathleen Gardner Mrs. Anabela S. Moskovitz and
The Shepard Broad Foundation Monica and Ernest Gambaro Marget Gelin Mr. Paul Distenfeld
Mr. and Mrs. William Broeder Lenore Gaynor* Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Genauer Mr. Michael Moss
Dr. Matthew Budd and Dr. and Mrs. Larry Gilderman Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Gershon Ms. Helene Mouty
Ms. Rosalind E. Gorin Stanley Greenstein Mr. Ben L. Giller Mr. Mewerick Mozza
Buzz Auction Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Gutierrez GJONESMIAMI LLC Mr. and Mrs. Mark Nash
Mr. Harry Richard Quadracci Cabrera, Arlene and Richard Haft Dr. and Dr. Paul A. Gluck Ms. Mariana Nedic
The Windhover Foundation Hope Hagler Dr. Barbara Goldman Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Needle
Cardinal Four Foundation Inc Mrs. Harriet Harris Ms. Pauline A. Goldsmith Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Newman
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carpenter Mrs. Lydia Harrison Mr. Joseph Goldstein Mr. Jonathan F. Orser
Russell and Judith Carson Mr. and Mrs. Juan Diego Henao Dr. and Mrs. Lucien Gordon Ms. Christina Palesi
Chartwell Investment Partners Thomas M. Henderson Ms. Susan Gordon Lona D. T. Palmero
Citizens Interested in Arts, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Heustess Sylvia G. Gordon Ms. Grace B. Pancoe and
Stanley and Gala Cohen Lawrence and Sharon Hite Mr. Jeffrey Greene Mr. William S. Bloom
Phillip Lloyd Coleman, Marilyn Holifield Dr. and Mrs. Fred N. Herman Mr. Edgar Patino
Coleman Family Trust Naomi and Burton Honig Mr. Gary Hershdorfer Ms. Jody Pearson
The Cowles Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Richard Horvitz Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hyken Ms. Meredith Peguero
Mr. Douglas S. Cramer and Ms. Nicola Hudson Mr. Matthew Iacobucci Mr. and Mrs. Allan Pekor
Mr. Hubert S. Bush Mrs. Sigrid Huth Mr. Jim Iaconis Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Peltzie
Mr. George Crowley Mr. Ohad Jehassi Ms. Maya Ibars Ms. Carol Pennock
D’Addario & Company, Inc. Ms. Florencia Jimenez-Marcos and Ms. Catherine Jones Mr. Aramis Perez
Mr. George Dandrige and Mr. Xavier Gonzalez-Sanfeliu Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kamin Ms. Beatriz Perez
Mr. Marcos Tychbrochjer Ms. Carin Kahgan Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kogos Mr. Jonathan E. Perlman Esq.
Mr. and Mrs. John Despres Julian Kasdin Dr. Ulrich Lachler and Mr. and Mrs. Brian Peterson
Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert Drozdow Denis Kelly Mrs. Nancy Gillespie Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Pfeffer
Ms. Ellen Fleysher Ms. Whitney Kimmel Ms. Ivonette Leite Maria E. Pinillos
Mrs. Anne Flippin Mr. and Mrs. Dan Kokiel Ms. Kathy Lesser Mr. Nicolas A. Pisano
Dr. and Mrs. David F. Frankel Dr. Virginia Kopelman Mrs. Barbara Lichtiger Mr. David Podein Esq.
Marvin Ross Friedman and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Korchin Ms. Anna Lindow Ms. Charlotte Probst
Ms. Adrienne bon Haes Mr. George D. Krupp Mrs. Rose Lippner Mr. Aaron Puckett
Cindy and Robert Friezo Foundation Mr. Richard J. Lampen Esq. Ms. Suzanne Ludwig Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rabinovici
Barbara and Richard Furman Mr. Leonardo Lanaro and Mr. Thierry Adam Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lyon Ms. Barbara Raduns
The Russell And Ronalee Galbut Paul Lane Angela and Thomas Marroccoli Ms. Marcela Rajs
Family Foundation, Wendy G. Lapidus Ms. Anna Masello Dr. and Mrs. Sorrel Resnik
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Galbut Dr. Maurice H. Laszlo Ms. Marcella Mccarthy Gary and Vanessa Ressler
Mr. and Mrs. Emile Geisenheimer Linda and Murray Laulicht Mr. Scott E. Modlin, Esq. Ms. Michelle Rivera
Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Glogover Winston T. Lett, Esq. and Frank Benoit Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Moskowitz Mr. Horacio Rodriguez
Natalie L. Gordon Simon and Bonnie Levin Ms. Milla Muller Mr. Luis Rodriguez
Graystone Consulting | Morgan Stanley Renée and David Lieberman Ms. Maureen O’Brien Mr. Raul Rodriguez
Mr. and Mrs. Werner Grob Mr. and Mrs. Simon Levine Dr. & Mrs. L.K. Page Dr. Floyd Rosen
Saul and Jane Gross Mr. and Mrs. Norman H. Lipoff Mr. and Ms. Andrew Parsons Mr. David Rosenbloom
Danet Linares and Matt Haggman Michael Lundberg Dr. Martha Pelaez Ms. Judith Rosenblum
Andrew C. Hall, Esq. and Gail S. Meyers Christopher Lunding Ms. Camille Perkins Mr. and Mrs. Eliot Rosenkranz
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Halpryn Jose Lutzky and Elizabeth Camargo David J. Phillips and Denis J. Jacobs Faye & Jeffrey Roth
Alexander Heckler Mr. Mark Mandel Mr. Aaron Pludwinski Mr. & Mrs. Ira Rothfield
Howard Herring Mr. and Mrs. Roger Markfield Mr. Edward Preston Ms. Marjorie Rubin
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hertzberg Mr. Sean McCormick Mr. Anthony Prisk Mr. and Mrs. Kevin F. Rudden
Mr. and Ms. Christopher Hoehn-Saric Charles Leigh McMurray Prudential Financial, Inc. Ms. Karen Rumberg
Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Hoffman Sylvia Meeker Mr. Yuri Rebello Ms. Karen Sade
Dr. Bruce Horten and Aaron Lieber Mr. and Mrs. Don Michelson Mr. Joe Reid and Ms. Judy Loft Mr. John Sadowski
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Howard Mr. Jonathan E. Minsker Mrs. Phyllis B. Reischer Dr. Virgina Salus
Investor Solutions, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mooney Mr. Austin Rhoads Mr. John Sanders
Judith and Richard Jacobs Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins Carol and Aaron Schectman
Jeri Jenkins Marian and Judith Moscu Mr. and Mrs. Mark Roller Mr. Ronald Seidle and Mr. Fred Vega
The Margo and John Kieser Family Moses Maimonides Fund of Ms. Estela Romand Ms. Brenda Shapiro
Carol Ann Kiryluk The Erie Community Foundation Mr. Douglas Rosenthal Ms. Allison P. Shipley
Richard Koenigsberg Ms. Dale Moses Ms. Magdalena Rothfeldt Judge and Mrs. Paul Siegel
Mr. Keith Kohler Faye Munnings Dr. Joseph Sachs Mr. Nelson Silveira
Mr. and Mrs. Richard LeFrak Benjamin Nemser Ms. Ana Santos Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smart
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lefton Mrs. Carolyn M. Nichols° Douglas Scott Mr. Brian Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin° Leibowitz, Mr. Jack Nieman and Mr. Rick Reder Dr. & Mrs. George Sfakianaskis Mr. Rand Smith
Louis Leibowitz Charitable Foundation Seok Selene Oh Ms. Susan Shine Mr. Steven Smith
Alfred A. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Huber R. Parsons, Jr. Jacqueline Simkin Mr. Jean-Pierre Soulier
SRA/Lincoln Theatre, Inc. Mrs. Anita Pearlman Clara Sredni Ms. Phyllis Sperling
George Lindemann and Tom and Debra Newell-Pitmon Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Stolar, Esq. Sabatino & Spindel
Dr. Frayda Lindemann Deborah Plutzik-Briggs Ms. Sharyn Stuart Mr. Nick St. Cavish
Mr. George L. Lindemann James P. Pober Mr. Jerry Max Theophile Mr. Alan Stark
Mrs. Jay W. Lotspeich Marilyn° and Al Pollans Mr. Jamar Thomas and Dorothy Stein
Theresa and Richard Lubman Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Posman Ms. Regine Merisier Dr. and Mrs. Norman Stokes
Joy and Fred Malakoff Mr. and Mrs. Hal Prince Dr. Takeko Toyama Mr. Amos Stoll
Martin Z. Margulies Bill and Melissa Quesenberry Ms. Jane Upton Norma Jean Ober and Robert Stone
David and Christina Martin | Terra Delora Shapiro and Victor Raab Mr. William Vallier Mr. Samuel Strauch
Dr. and Mrs. John L. Mason Sr. Claudia Redel Ms. Katherine Wald Ana Suarez
Dr. Gordon Miller and Ms. Vicki Hirsch The Ress Family Foundation, Mrs. Jacqueline Wallace Mrs. Patricia Campbell Sullivan
Michael Mowatt Esta and Lewis Ress Ms. Lori Wardi Mr. and Mrs. Mark Tafeen
Mr. Daniel Nir and Mrs. Jill Braufman David and Letitia D. Richardson Mr. Ronald Webb Ms. Patricia Taxman Craven
Mr. and Mrs. Oppenheim Dr. and Mrs. Paul Richman Mr. Jennifer Weinberg Ms. Nancy Terminello
Dr. and Mrs. Mark E. Oren Stephen Richman Ms. Sally Weintraub Alan Thomas
Swire Properties, Inc. Brooke Roberts-Webb Mr. and Mrs. Earl L. Wiener Ms. Pamela Thomas
Linda and David Paresky Mr. and Mrs. David A. Rocker Robert Wilder Dr. and Mrs. Richard Thurer
Mr. David R. Parker and Virginia L. Rosen Ms. Harriet C. Wolf Mr. Hansel Tookes
Mrs. Marian E. Davis Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Rosenblum Dr. and Mrs. Jack Wolfsdorf Ms. Jane Torres
Ms. Carolina Piña Mrs. Ruth Rosenwasser Dr. Chris Wunsch Ms. Patricia Tuttle
Kristin Podack Dr. David Rosow COMMUNITY ARTISTRY Ms. Laura Unger
Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst and Mr. Oliver Salza $100 TO $249 Mr. Robert Valdivieso
Podhurst Orseck P.A. Yesica Schaaf Anonymous Ms. Eda Valero-Figueira
Publix Super Markets Charities Sydney and David Schaecter Mr. German Acosta Ms. Florence Valkenberg
RBC Global Asset Management, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Shabel Ms. Leslie Adler Mr. Kenrick Vasquez
Thomas C. Ragan, in memory of Mrs. Ruth Shack Mrs. Maria Agai Ms. Ana Velez
James K. Brehm Everett “Rett” Sheslow Ms. Fazia Ali Ms. Adis Vila
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Richard Persia Shokoohi Mr. Ted Allen Mr. John Voaden
Judith Rodin and Paul Verkuil Anita and David Shpilberg Janinne and Neil Alter Mr. Jorgan von Stiening
Dr. Stephen Roper and Julie and Gary Simon Mr. Jean-Pierre Altier Mr. Roberto Warman
Dr. Nirupa Chaudhari Sandra and Charles Simon Mr. Pedro Alvarez Mr. Robert Warren
Mr. and Mrs. John Rutherfurd Mr. and Mrs. Richard Skor Amazonsmile Foundation Rabbi Bruce Warshal
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sands Marsha Soffer Isabel B. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. David Welton
Donald Sanya, CFA, CAIA Dr. Bertram and Mrs. Audrey Spiwak Dr. and Mrs. Robert Apfel Mr. and Mrs. Haim Wiener
Didi and Oscar S. Schafer Dr. Howard Stark and Mr. Rene Rodriguez Ms. Sara Arbel Dr. and Dr. Joseph Willner
Ms. Judith Schalit Mr. and Ms. Lewis Steinberg Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arrigo Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Winn
Susan and Sheldon Schneider Dolores Stern Ms. Kathleen Balfe Mr. Erin L Wolov
PKS & OIS Mr. Gary Stuart, Esq. Ms. Susan Bannon Mr. Donald Workman
Janet Shein Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Swergold Dr. and Mrs. Earl Barron Ms. Melissa Yanovitch
Lois Siegel Mr. and Mrs. Jaime Sznajder Mr. Stephen Barrow Nina Piken-Yarus and Gary Yarus
Carol and Irv Smokler Dr. Markus Thiel and Mr. Peter Garcia° Mr. and Mrs. Eric S. Benedict Ms. Dilara Yergin
Sara Solomon Ms. Annette Torres Mr. Brian Beraha Mr. Allan Yudacufski
The Sain Orr Royak Deforest Steadman Dr. and Mrs. Michael B. Troner Dr. and Ms. Jack Berne Mr. Larry Zemanek


*Generous donors who have supported the New World Symphony since its founding
° In memory


If we have inadvertently omitted or misspelled your name, please contact Yvette Loynaz at yvette.loynaz@nws.edu or 305.428.6729.




NWS’s 91 volunteers served over 4,100 hours last season! NWS celebrated National Volunteer Month in April, profiling volunteers and sharing via social media and at the Season Finale concert.



NWS hosted its record-breaking 30th Anniversary Gala on February 10. Presented by Gala Chairs Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm, “Passing it On: Thirty Years of Musical Innovation” paid tribute to NWS’s mission to prepare young musicians for careers in the world of classical music. The all-Leonard Bernstein program was led by visionary Co-Founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas.


View photos from our 30th Anniversary Gala, Passing It On: Thirty Years of Musical Innovation.

Highlights of NWS Thirtieth Anniversary Gala

Corporate Partnerships

In the 2017-18 season the New World Symphony significantly increased its visibility on and off the beach. NWS’s corporate partners experienced firsthand unparalleled exposure to the greater Miami area. Below are a few of this season’s highlights, showcasing how NWS consistently enriches communities through music, art and culture with these valuable partners.


Friends of New World Symphony

Friends of New World Symphony has engaged Miami’s cultural community for over ten years, inviting young music lovers and philanthropists to make a difference. Through chic social events and carefully curated concert subscriptions, Friends offers its members opportunities to channel their passion for music, while cultivating friendships and professional contacts. The program builds a strong foundation of leaders and ambassadors who champion NWS’s mission through education and community efforts while increasing its pipeline of donors and corporate partners.

In the 2017-18 season Friends hosted more than 15 events and concerts, exposing its members to a broad range of programming both on and off the stage.


2017-18 BOARD

Juan Diego Henao, President
Jessica Wade Pfeffer, Vice President
Joey Brutus, Vice Chair, Corporate Committee
Alberto Calabro, Vice Chair, Events Committee
Maya Ibars, Co-Chair, Global Impact Committee
Whitney Kimmel, Chair, Membership Committee
Carolina Piña, Co-Chair, Global Impact Committee
Austin Rhoads, Chair, Marketing Committee
Estela Romand, Vice Chair, Membership Committee
Oliver Salza, Chair, Corporate Committee
Yesica Schaaf, Vice Chair, Marketing Committee
Jennifer Weinberg, Chair, Events Committee


Click here to see Executive Committee & National Council »


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The New World Symphony is a 501(c)(3) organization (Federal Tax #59-2809056). NWS is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Registration #CH503). A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) with the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

Carnival Corporation & PLC Knight Foundation The Kovner Foundation City of Miami Beach Miami-Dade County Yamaha Artist Services Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Baptist Health South Florida