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Join us for a night to remember!


For our first ever gala fundraiser, Orchestra Miami brings you an evening full of drinks, food & fun performances. 

  • 6 PM- Enjoy cocktails and hor's d'ouvres with musical toasts from the operas Hamlet and Don Giovanni

  • 7 PM- Dinner is served, alongside a performance of Leonard Bernstein's song cycle "La Bonne Cuisine".

  • 8 PM- Dessert! Decadent French chocolate cake, accompanied by a performance of Lee Hoiby's one-act opera "Bon Appetit!", where flamboyant master chef Julia Child bakes you a chocolate cake! Erika Vasallo stars as Julia Child.

Featured Performers

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   Erika Vasallo              

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Philip Kalmanovitch

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Gerardo José Ortega 

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Elaine Rinaldi

Don't Have Time for Dinner? Join us for Dessert Only!

Join Orchestra Miami for dessert & Lee Hoiby’s one-woman opera, Bon Appetit! Composed as a vehicle for Jean Stapleton—who, despite being best known as Edith Bunker on All in the Family, was a classically trained singer- Bon Appetit! takes you into Julia Child’s kitchen as she prepares and serves a luscious French chocolate cake for her TV viewers.

Cuban-American mezzo-soprano Erika Vasallo plays culinary icon Julia Child in this one-woman showpiece, accompanied at the piano by Orchestra Miami’s Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi.

Tickets are just $25 and include a slice of cake after the show! A cash bar is also available. Dessert performance starts at 8 PM. The performance lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Miami Scottish Rite Temple
471 NW 3 Street, Miami, 33128

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