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Miami Beach Marks 100th Anniversary With New Music

New World Symphony rehearses for the world premiere of El Sol Caliente, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Miami Beach. Morrison's film stretches across eight screens. (Alicia Zuckerman/WLRN)
New World Symphony rehearses for the world premiere of El Sol Caliente, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Miami Beach. Morrison's film stretches across eight screens. (Alicia Zuckerman/WLRN)

The City of Miami Beach turns 100 this year. To mark the anniversary, Michael Tilson Thomas will conduct the New World Symphony in a world premiere of a piece for orchestra and film by composer Michael Gordon and filmmaker Bill Morrison.

Alicia Zuckerman from Here & Now contributor WLRN in Miami attended a rehearsal and spoke with the two longtime collaborators.

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