Can Miami Support Its New Arts Center?

Miami’s new Carnival Center for the Performing Arts has been winning rave reviews in its opening months. But “one wonders how the Center will be filled. With the new opera house the Florida Grand Opera has modestly increased its season from five productions to six. But following the disbanding of the Florida Philharmonic in 2003, Miami has lacked a professional orchestra. Can a city that won’t even support an orchestra supply an audience for the new facility?”