Festival Miami

  1. Frost Symphony Orchestra—Pianist Simone Dinnerstein

    October 16 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Frost Symphony Orchestra presents pianist Simone Dinnerstein in Phillip Lasser’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Alan Hovhaness’s And God Created Great Whales and Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 5 complete the all-American program.

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  2. Charles Castleman—Violin Virtuoso

    October 18 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Prize-winning violinist Charles Castleman performs a dramatic unaccompanied solo recital that includes Bach’s “Chaconne” from Partita in D Minor, Piazzolla’s Tango Etudes, Nos. 2 and 3 and Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata Op. 27, No. 3 (“Ballade”).

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  3. Songwriters Showcase—Johnny Mercer Re-Imagined

    October 20 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Songwriters from the Frost School’s Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program take a fresh spin on classic songs by Johnny Mercer (“Autumn Leaves,” “Moon River,” “Skylark”) and showcase new songs inspired by his brilliant writing.

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  4. Nashville Country All-Stars—Sing Their Greatest Hits

    October 21 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Top Nashville singer-songwriters (Craig Corothers, Tony Arata, Dave Berg, Annie Mosher) present a down-to-earth country music concert featuring their hits recorded by Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood and Rodney Atkins.

  5. Gonzalo Rubalcaba—With Frost Concert Jazz Band

    October 22 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Cuban-born pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Bulgarian-born percussionist Svet Stoyanov and American-born jazz trumpeter and bandleader John Daversa present an energizing jazz program with the Frost Concert Jazz Band.

  6. Master class: John Easterlin

    October 23 – 1:25 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Free admission.

  7. John Easterlin—Sings Broadway and Opera Favorites

    October 24 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Grammy-and-Emmy Award-winning character tenor John Easterlin sings beautiful Broadway and opera repertoire ranging from “Stranger in Paradise” and “This is My Beloved” to classic arias by Mozart, Bernstein, and others.

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  8. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet—New Renaissance Tour

    October 25 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    The multifaceted Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, praised by The Baltimore Sun as “a formidable ensemble,” presents music from celebrated albums New Renaissance and Guitar Heroes. They also premiere works by Ourkouzounov, Hoppstock and Zappa.

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  9. Master class: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

    October 26 – 11:00 AM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Free admission.

  10. Sylvan Street—High Wattage Jam Band

    October 27 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Sylvan Street is a high-wattage group that performs funk-infused originals with high-wattage bass grooves, powerful drums, tight horns and exciting keyboards. They blend driving fusion of jazz, rock, Latin, urban, jump swing and blues.

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  11. Chamber Music Treasures—Richard Todd, Joel Smirnoff, Christopher O’Riley

    October 28 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Musical sparks fly in a new interpretation of Brahms’s Horn Trio when admired recording artists Richard Todd (horn) and Joel Smirnoff (violin) pair up with NPR’s From the Top host Christopher O’Riley (piano). Also, music by Bach and Messiaen.

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  12. Cyrille Aimée—Fabulous French Jazz Vocalist

    October 29 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    French jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée blends standards with Gypsy swing, bossa nova and charming stage presence. She joins the Frost Studio Jazz Band and Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble in upbeat arrangements of jazz favorites created especially for her.

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  13. Ben Folds—with Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

    October 30 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Multi-platinum selling, singer-songwriter and pianist Ben Folds performs his critically acclaimed Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with the Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.

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  14. Halloween at Hogwarts and Beyond!

    October 31 – 3:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Frost Symphony Orchestra presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: a Children's Suite for Orchestra by John Williams, plus music by Saint-Saëns and Mussorgsky. All children are invited to dress in Halloween costumes!

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  15. Black Violin—Classical Hip-Hop Duo

    November 01 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Black Violin, an exhilarating violin/viola hip-hop duo, wows audiences with their unique take on classical music. Their newest recording Stereotypes incorporates their many musical influences from classic, R&B and soul, to rock and beyond.

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  16. Master class: Joey DeFrancesco

    November 02 – 6:30 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Free admission.

  17. Frost Wind Ensemble—Great American Masters

    November 02 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Frost Wind Ensemble conducted by new director Robert Carnochan presents lively works by great American masters Bernstein, Ticheli, Grantham and Adams, featuring soprano Esther Jane Hardenbergh and tuba soloist Aaron Tindall.

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  18. Joey DeFrancesco—Master Jazz Organist

    November 03 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Master jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco tears it up on his Hammond B3 in the great tradition of the incredible Jimmy Smith. A crowd favorite at festivals worldwide, you’ll soon become a fan of his swinging style and remarkable originality.

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  19. Boston Brass—And the Nominees Are…

    November 04 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Boston Brass presents their most-loved virtuosic selections from the worlds of orchestra, ballet, Broadway and the Big Screen. Concertgoers decide the second half program via categorized nominee ballots collected at intermission!

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  20. Freda Payne—And Her Band of Gold

    November 05 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Freda Payne, best known for her 1970 R&B crossover smash hit “Band of Gold,” is a jazz singer in the beautiful tradition of Nancy Wilson. Here she sings “Save Your Love for Me” plus other enthralling selections with a trio featuring Dean Shelly Berg

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  21. JAZZ ROOTS: The Movie Music of Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard

    November 06 – 8:00 PM
    Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
    The 2015-2016 eighth anniversary Jazz Roots season kicks off with a spectacular concert exploring the movies of director Spike Lee and the memorable scores of Terence Blanchard.

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