YoungArts Week Performance Schedule

A week dedicated to arts education



In this piece produced by SocialMiami, Sarah Arison takes us on a journey through YoungArts Week with Debbie Allen, Joshua Bell, Max Schneider and YoungArts president, Paul Lehr.






During the 33rd annual YoungArts Week, 171 YoungArts Finalists representing the top 1.6 percent of all applications and some of the nation’s most outstanding students in a wide range of disciplines in the visual, literary, design and performing arts, will participate in a week of intense master classes and workshops with internationally renowned artists Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Irving Sandler, Rita Moreno, Andrew Rannells, Shelly Berg, Shalita Grant, Lourdes Lopez, Judith Hill and more.

Finalists will share their talents with the public each evening in performances, which include film screenings at the New World Center; and on the YoungArts campus, an art, design and photography exhibition in the YoungArts Gallery; writers’ readings in the Jewel Box; and a jazz combo performance at the 7th floor lounge.

On January 11, YoungArts Winners will be celebrated during the Backyard Ball Performance and Gala, which will be held for the first time on the YoungArts campus. Chaired by Elizabeth and Facundo Bacardi, the evening will feature an alumni performance directed by dancer and choreographer, and YoungArts artistic advisor, Bill T. Jones, and emceed by Brian Stokes Mitchell. The evening also will include an awards ceremony, honoring Zaha Hadid, Rita Moreno, and YoungArts alumnus Andrew Rannells, followed by dinner and dancing.

YoungArts Week concludes on January 12 with YoungArts artistic advisor Frank Gehry, who is designing the master plan for the YoungArts campus, participating in a discussion at the YoungArts campus entitled Design Now + Design Futures with Paola Antonelli and Zaha Hadid.

Performance Schedule

Monday, January 6
8:00pm Pop, Jazz and Classical Voice*
New World Center, Main Hall, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach

Tuesday, January 7
8:00pm Theater and Jazz*
New World Center, Main Hall, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach

Wednesday, January 8
8:00pm Dance Performance & Cinematic Arts Screening*
New World Center, Main Hall, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach

Thursday, January 9
8:30pm Chamber Music Concert*
New World Center, Main Hall, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach

Friday, January 10
6:00pm Art, Design and Photography Exhibition Opening, YoungArts Gallery, Tower Building
7:00pm Writer’s Readings*, The Jewel Box
9:00pm & 11:00pm Jazz Combo with Nicole Yarling, 7th Floor Lounge, Tower Building
All events at the YoungArts Campus, 2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Saturday, January 11
7:00pm Backyard Ball Performance* and Gala, YoungArts Alumni Performance & Awards Ceremony Directed by Choreographer and YoungArts Artistic Advisor, Bill T. Jones; emceed by Brian Stokes Mitchell
9:00pm YoungArts After Hours, YoungArts Campus Plaza
Both events at the YoungArts Campus, 2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Sunday, January 12
10:00am Design Now + Design Futures with Frank Gehry, Paola Antonelli, and Zaha Hadid
YoungArts Campus, 2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami