social 47th Annual Golden Coconut Awards On Jan. 12, the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce presented the 47th Annual Golden Coconut Awards at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove , recognizing businesses, organizations and individuals that make a difference in the community. The event committee, led by Rebecca J. Smith and Wendy D. Zane, included Chamber President Liliana Dones, Vice President Curtis Crider and Director Lilia Garcia. The event was hosted by South Florida Luxury Guide Publisher Lynette Janac. coconutgrovechamber.com Congratulations to this year’s honorees: Entrepreneurial Start-Up Business of the Year: Kurz Real Estate; Service Industry Leader of the Year: Mercy Hospital; Locally Owned Business of the Year: H&H Jewels; Hospitality Industry Leader of the Year: Grove Bay Hospitality Group; Restaurant of the Year: Strada in the Grove; Chef of the Year: Ted Mendez, Spartico; Hotel of the Year: The Mutiny/ Providence Resorts; GM of the Year: Curtis Crider, Sonesta Coconut Grove; Retailer of the Year: Shell Lumber & Hardware; Business of the Year: Terra; Small Business of the Year: Riley Smith Group; 6PDOO1RQSURÀW2UJDQL]DWLRQ of the Year: Coconut Grove Sailing Club; /DUJH1RQSURÀW Organization of the Year: Coconut Grove Arts Festival; Outstanding Community Involvement: Major Manny Morales, City of Miami Police; Board Member of the Year Award: &E1SFMB[�d;$VTINBO8BLFmFMEc; President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement: Monty Trainer; Golden Coconut 47: Arquitectonica. Photography by Betty Alvarez Jay Miranda, Keith Jennings, Alicia Ortiz, Dale Alward and Michelle Bookout Francesco Balli and Monty Trainer Ed Prelaz, Lilia Garcia and Cornelio Tablada Lynette Janac, Rebecca Smith and Wendy Zane Curtis Crider and Rebecca Smith Liliana Dones and Santiago Villegas South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Übermensch (Superman) On Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Broward Center and Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Adrienne Arsht Center , .BFTUSB4FCSJOB"MGPOTPDPOmSNFEUIFXPSME�e;DMBTT standing of the South Florida Symphony with the huge, ambitious Übermensch (Superman) program. Übermensch refers to Friedrich Nietzsche, who inspired Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra , the concert opener. This was followed by the NBHOJmDFOUXPSMEQSFNJFSFPG The Legend of Bird Mountain , composed by Fort Lauderdale’s Tom Hormel, which thundered with instrumentation punctuated by vocalization. Inspired by the Idaho landscape, the vibrant ballet, initially written as a GPVS�e;NJOVUFQJFDF�d;XBTFYQBOEFEUP NJOVUFT�f; Virtuoso Tessa Lark, winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Competition and 2014 Indianapolis International Violin Competition, masterfully played Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra POB
4USBEJWBSJVTWJPMJO�f;5IF young artist concluded by passionately delivering bluegrass selections from her native state of Kentucky. VRXWKÁRULGDV\PSKRQ\RUJ Photography by Steven Shires Photography CEO Jacqueline Lorber welcomes audience to the concert. Maestra Sebrina Alfonso conducts Übermensch at the Arsht Center. Maestra Alfonso applauds the stellar orchestra performance. Tessa Lark performs Korngold’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Supporters from Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin P.A. enjoy the exceptional performance. Patrons Eric Koskoff and Beth Holland peruse the program book. 140 South Florida Luxury Guide
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