Intent on making Miami Symphony Orchestra a focal point Music Director Eduardo Marturet plans for decades
For four years, Eduardo Marturet has held Miami Symphony Orchestra's baton as music director and conductor, playing music that transforms and enriches audiences.
Mr. Marturet, who recently renewed his contract until 2017, not only directs 80-plus musicians but oversees the day-to-day operations of the 20-year-old orchestra. After spending years traveling the world performing with many orchestras, the maestro decided to settle in Miami and focus his energy on one.
Mr. Marturet is growing the Miami Symphony by drawing audiences of all ages to its concerts.
He's working to increase private sponsorships as well as public funding to support the orchestra and ensure its growth.
"We have people who are not only giving us money, but also are engaged in promoting the orchestra in different areas, in different communities, exposing the orchestra to new donors because they see the quality of the orchestra," he said. "It happens every time, more and more, which makes us lucky and happy because, after all, the orchestra belongs to the community."
One of Mr. Marturet's main goals is to get the orchestra to play 42 annual concerts by 2014, which would more than double today's number.
"The orchestra should have that presence nationally and internationally," he said, "not only for our own individual pride, but because the city deserves it. The city deserves to have an orchestra that travels."
Mr. Marturet discussed the orchestra's plans with Miami Today reporter Yudislaidy Fernandez at his Kendall office.
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