MEET OUR TEAM
Elaine Rinaldi, Founder and Artistic Director of Orchestra Miami, is a Miami native who has chosen to return home and reinvest in her community. Under her artistic supervision and direction, Orchestra Miami has performed high quality classical music concerts to literally thousands of people through its annual Free Outdoor Concerts and introduced over 25,000 school children to classical music through its collaboration with the MDCPS & Carnegie Hall Link Up Education Concerts.
In addition to her work with Orchestra Miami, Rinaldi is much in demand as an opera conductor. Her recent engagements have included debuts at Mezzano Romantico Summer Festival (Fiera di Primiero, Italy) leading performances of Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi and at the Tri-Cities Opera leading sold-out performances of Don Giovanni. To learn more about Elaine, click here!
Luis Iran Reyes
Director of Public Relations
Luis Iran Reyes is an Integrated Creative Director with more than 20 years of experience, working for top-level brands, in the advertising area, specializing in conceptualization, graphic development, and digital marketing, in his native Venezuela. At the same time, he developed a career as a music producer and music video creator for numerous local artists. He has been based in Miami since 2019 and currently serves as Director of Public Relations and Design for the Orchestra Miami.
David Grabarkewitz is a producer, director and educator with undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Hartford’s Hartt Conservatory of Music and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. In addition to appointments at the New York CIty Opera as Staff Director from 1995-2010 and Assistant General Manager of the Helen Hayes Theater on Broadway, He served as Artistic and General Director of El Paso Opera.
The New York Times called his staging of la Boheme for the New York City Opera the "best in New York," and New York magazine calls his work “…inspired direction.” In addition to serving as Resident Director for The New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, he also served as Artistic and General Director of El Paso Opera from 2009-2015. His staging of Madame Butterfly for The New York City Opera won the 2008 Prime Time Emmy Award for Best Live Performance, Music or Dance.
Manager of Marketing
Carissa Sweet is a Music and Arts Professional with over 5 years of experience in arts management specializing in communications, marketing, and higher education. She holds a Masters degree in Arts Presenting and Entertainment Management from the University of Miami and a Bachelor's degree in Music from Susquehanna University. With a career rooted in providing music education opportunities to people of all ages, Carissa is excited to be working for Orchestra Miami in their 14th season.