Dear fellow music lovers,
As we celebrate the milestone of Festival Miami’s 30th Anniversary Season in October, we place the spotlight on our outstanding Frost School of Music faculty artists and students, as well as showcase award-winning performers, composers, and premieres of new works in a rich variety of genres.
The Festival will kick off in grand style with Gloria Estefan performing a unique jazz-influenced program on October 1.Classical virtuosi Joshua Bell and Edgar Meyer will perform the Florida premiere of Meyer’s new Double Concerto for Violin and Double Bass with the Frost Symphony Orchestra. Led by Thomas Sleeper, the program will also feature the world premiere of a new concert march by Emmy Award-winning film and television composer Joel McNeely under the auspices of the Abraham Frost Commission. Latin jazz icon Arturo Sandoval, salsa star Luis Enrique and the inimitable blues-funk legend Dr. John are on the bill as well.
Additional highlights include the remarkable Miami-based lyric soprano Elizabeth Caballero, who will be honored with the 2013 Frost School of Music Distinguished Alumna Award. The Manhattan Piano Trio, one of the most exciting and dynamic young ensembles in the U.S., will perform a concert featuring compositions by Frost School of Music faculty Charles Mason, Lansing McLoskey, and Dorothy Hindman. Multi-Grammy-winning conductor, composer and orchestrator José Serebrier, the Festival’s first artistic director, returns to the Festival Miami stage to conduct two exciting programs, with the Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra, and DownBeat magazine “Rising Star” jazz chanteuse Karrin Allyson will perform with the DownBeat Student Award-winning Frost Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble. Later in the month, Benjamin Britten scholar Tony Boutté and new musicology professor Karen Henson will host a spectacular centenary tribute to the great English composer, with the Frost Opera Theater, Frost Symphony Orchestra and the Frost Chorale.
Festival Miami offers a dynamic array of life-changing musical experiences for all ages. Invite your family and friends to share an evening together and expect to be touched by the phenomenal artistry and inspirational musical offerings during our month-long musical journey.
Shelton G. Berg
Executive Director, Festival Miami
Dean, Frost School of Music
Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music