MIAMI (Dec. 23, 2019) – Sir James Galway, one of the world’s leading classic music performers and called “The Man with the Golden Flute”, is coming to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on Sunday, March 1 at 4 p.m. Galway will be joined by his wife, Lady Jeanne Galway, who is also recognized for her extensive career as a concert flutist, and guest pianist Shelton Berg.
Born in northern Island, Galway began his flute studies at a young age, earning a scholarship to the Royal College of Music at 16 and joining his first major orchestra at the 21. Since then, he has performed before notable dignitaries such as Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, President William J. Clinton, President George W. Bush, President George H.W. Bush, and Princess Diana. In 2001, Queen Elizabeth II presented Galway with a knighthood for his services to music.
Galway has also collaborated on film soundtracks such as “The Lord of the Rings”, and collaborated with popular artists such as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, Andrea Bocelli, and Sir Elton John. In 1990, Galway performed alongside Pink Floyd at their historic concert at the Berlin Wall.
Galway is a strong supporter of arts education and currently has residencies at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, The Royal College of Music in London, The Birmingham Conservatoire, and the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate of music while presenting the commencement address in spring 2018.
Tickets are $45-95 and can be purchased at SMDCAC.org or by calling 786-573-5300. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay.
About South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community. More information about the Center and its programs can be found at www.smdcac.org.
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314, firstname.lastname@example.org, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).