Florida Grand Opera and PNC Arts Alive present: Hit Me With Music


Sunday, March 3, 2024

3 p.m. Miami Beach Bandshell

Introductions and Speakers

-Master of Ceremonies Neil Nelson

Samuel M. Townsend Studio Artist Program Manager

Hit Me With Music

Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists with Hal Anthony and Friends

By Bob Marley

Reggae Set: Three Little Birds

Hal Anthony and Friends

 By Bob Marley

“Si puo” from I pagliacci

Joseph Canuto Leon, baritone

 By Ruggiero Leoncavallo

“Sempre libera” from La traviata

Hayley Lipke, soprano

By Giuseppe Verdi

“La donna é mobile” from Rigoletto

Joseph McBrayer, tenor

By Giuseppe Verdi

“Vissi d’arte” from  Tosca

Sara Kennedy, soprano

By Giacomo Puccini

INTERMISSION – 10 minutes

Reggae Set: Redemption Song

Hal Anthony and Friends with the FGO Studio Artists

By Bob Marley

Quartet from Act III of La bohème

Sara Kennedy, Hayley Lipke, Joseph McBrayer, Joseph Canuto Leon

By Giacomo Puccini

“Madamina” from The Marriage of Figaro

Keith Klein, bass-baritone

By W.A. Mozart

“ Nessun dorma” from Turandot

By Giacomo Puccini

“Libiamo nel lieta calici” from La traviata

Sara Kennedy, Hayley Lipke, Joseph McBrayer, Joseph Canuto Leon, Keith Klein

By Giuseppe Verdi

Reggae Set

Hal Anthony and Friends

“Sweep Over My Soul”

Luciano with the FGO Studio Artists

By Luciano

“One Love”

FGO Studio Artists and Hal Anthony and Friends

The audience is invited to sing along!

By Bob Marley

HIT ME WITH MUSIC is made possible through the generosity and support from Dr. Dahlia Blake, Dr. Akilan Selvaraju, Dr. Elvire Jacques, the Rhythm Foundation, the Miami Beach Bandshell, the City of Miami Beach, the City of Miramar, The Brain Love Podcast, and Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen.

Featuring the Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists and the Hal “Reggae Man” Anthony and Friends Reggae Band
Special appearance by Luciano

Special thanks for her community coordination and support


Dahlia A. Blake, MD, MBA, is a physician, educator, skilled leader, mentor and speaker who practices critical care medicine at Memorial Healthcare System with board certifications in internal medicine, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

She has extensive experience delivering quality patient care, high-impact presentations and managing clinical care services for large hospital systems while educating and mentoring medical students, residents and personnel for the execution of better delivery systems and patient outcomes.

One of her long-term goals is to embrace medical innovations and utilize her Executive MBA to improve access to affordable, equitable, quality and safe care while fostering strategic alliances and partnerships to advance health and wellbeing initiatives within communities internationally and locally.

When she is not practicing medicine, you can find Dr. Blake volunteering in the community, at a FGO opera performance or listening to music, especially reggae since childhood, which is deeply rooted in her culture often uniting local and global communities.

With an appearance by Luciano, Bob Marley’s One Love message, and classical opera are being transformed to be impactful, “Opera Meets Reggae” now entitled “Hit Me With Music” will provide you with an incredible, inspiring cultural immersion experience which will move you.

Let the music move you; rock from side to side; move your feet; dance to the rhythm; clap your hands; listen to the melodies and feel the music in your soul.

When you experience music in this way, it is like Therapy. One Love

Commissioner Maxwell B. Chambers of the City of Miramar