There are many reasons why no visit to Miami would be complete without a night at the New World Symphony. First, there’s the orchestra’s location—right in the heart of the Lincoln Road pedestrian thoroughfare, smack in the middle of Miami’s best shopping and eating. Then, there’s the New World Center—the Symphony’s stunning home and performance space, designed by Frank Gehry. Then, there’s the orchestra itself—which, under the guidance of artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas, serves as the training ground for the next generation of classical giants in America, if not the world. Founded in 1987, the Symphony is unique in that all of its musicians are also students: they study and practice by day, and perform to adoring crowds by night. This year’s season kicks off in October with a program rich in Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Bach (and guest performers such as Pinchas Zukerman on violin). And best of all, many of the Symphony’s most popular performances are part of its Wallcast series—a totally one-of-a-kind event whereby an actual concert is broadcast live outside on a 7,000-square-foot projection wall. Pack blankets and a picnic dinner—perhaps ultra-fresh salads and sandwiches from The Café at Books & Books just over on Lincoln Road—and make Wallcast a true all-night event.