Festival Miami

  1. Frost Symphony Orchestra Presents—Made In America!

    October 10 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Frost Symphony Orchestra performs masterpieces by American composers Barber, Bernstein, Creston, Ives and Ruggles. Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Dale Underwood and virtuoso violinist Michael Ludwig are soloists.

    Section A/B/C
    $45/$35/$25

       
  2. Master class: Michael Ludwig

    October 11 – 10:00 AM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Master class: Michael Ludwig

  3. Craig Campbell—Country Music’s Rising Star

    October 11 – 7:59 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Country Music singer-songwriter Craig Campbell performs up-close-and-personal with memorable music that goes straight to your heart. His catchy “Outta My Head” and “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” are destined to become part of the soundtrack of your life.

    Section A/B/C
    $50/$40/$30

       
  4. Time For Three (TF3)—Masterful Musical Mix

    October 12 – 6:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Time for Three (Tf3) is a trio that defies traditional classification. NBC describes their latest recording as “glowing…very hot…” The trio performs music from Bach to Brahms, to The Beatles, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake.

    Section A/B/C
    $35/$25/$20

       
  5. Master class: Bass Extremes

    October 14 – 2:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Master class: Bass Extremes

  6. Bass Extremes—Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten

    October 14 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Dive into a high-energy concert by Bass Extremes that pushes the limits of the bass in an incredible fusion of funk, jazz, rock and reggae. Filled with fast thumb and two-handed tapping techniques and awe-inspiring harmonics and chords.

    Section A/B/C
    $35/$25/$20

       
  7. Pulse Chamber Music—A Passport Journey

    October 15 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Margaret Donaghue Flavin (clarinet), Scott Flavin (violin), Marina Radiushina (piano) are the fresh, inventive chamber group Pulse. They present an appealing mix of repertoire by composers from China, Cuba, Hungary, Russia and the USA.

    Section A/B/C
    $30/$20/$15

       
  8. Leon Foster Thomas—Steel Pan Virtuoso

    October 16 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Leon Foster Thomas, a gifted jazz musician and steel pan virtuoso originally from Trinidad and now based in Florida, blends the music of his Caribbean roots with the music of North and South America in a lively meld all his own.

    Section A/B/C
    $30/$20/$15

       
  9. The Jazz Cruise All Stars—Straight Ahead Jazz at Its Finest

    October 17 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Sample the sizzle of The Jazz Cruise (thejazzcruise.com) at this specially created show featuring top-flight jazz stars including music director Shelly Berg (piano) with Niki Haris (vocals), Ken Peplowski (clarinet) and Wycliffe Gordon (trombone).

    Section A/B/C
    $50/$40/$30

       
  10. Sammy Figueroa and Glaucia Nasser—Latin-Brazilian Exhilaration

    October 18 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    A fiery Latin-Brazilian fusion that pairs multi-percussionist and two-time Grammy Award nominee Sammy Figueroa with captivating and charismatic São Paulo-based singer Glaucia Nasser. An electric combination…and a Festival Miami exclusive!

    Section A/B/C
    $40/$30/$20

       
  11. In The Nick Of Time—Children’s Concert

    October 19 – 3:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Nick Deysher’s In the Nick of Time kids albums have earned Parents’ Choice awards. His YouTube video “The Dinosaur Song” has almost a million hits. Live concerts keep little ones entertained, with plenty of movement and fun!

    Free - $15
    General Admission

       
  12. Master class: Rafael Padron, Rene Izquierdo, & Isaac Bustos

    October 20 – 5:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Master class: Rafael Padron, Rene Izquierdo, & Isaac Bustos

  13. Classical Guitar Favorites—Aranjuez and Andaluz

    October 21 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    An intimate guitar and orchestra concert featuring Joaquín Rodrigo’s Fantasía para un gentilhombre with guitarist Rafael Padrón; Concierto de Aranjuez showcasing Rene Izquierdo; and Concierto Andaluz, Isaac Bustos, soloist.

    Section A/B/C
    $35/$25/$20

       
  14. Patti Austin Sings Ella Fitzgerald—With Frost Studio Jazz Band

    October 22 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    When Patti Austin sings, people listen. When she sings Ella Fitzgerald, they swoon! Join us and bask in the glow of Patti’s sensual voice as she performs beautiful renditions of Ella’s favorites, swinging with the Frost Studio Jazz Band.

    Section A/B/C
    $50/$40/$30

       
  15. Master class: Maria Schneider

    October 23 – 2:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Master class: Maria Schneider

  16. Songwriter’s Showcase

    October 23 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Features songs by students in the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music program. Judges and audience pick their favorites and the winner opens our Friday night concert!

    Section A/B/C
    $20/Free/Free

       
  17. Master class: Dawn Upshaw

    October 24 – 1:25 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Master class: Dawn Upshaw

  18. Jorma Kaukonen—Acoustic Rock Legend

    October 24 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Jorma Kaukonen is a music legend, one of America’s finest singer-songwriters, purveyor of traditional blues, and a leading practitioner of fingerstyle guitar. A founding member of Jefferson Airplane, he is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

    Section A/B/C
    $45/$35/$25

       
  19. Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider—Winter Morning Walks

    October 25 – 7:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Met Opera star soprano Dawn Upshaw and composer-conductor Maria Schneider present their 3-time Grammy winning project Winter Morning Walks with the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. Frost Opera Theater singers will also participate.

    Section A/B/C
    $50/$40/$30

       
  20. Cellist Dave Eggar—YoungArts Alumni Concert

    October 26 – 6:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    This one-of-a-kind concert features notable alumni from the National YoungArts Foundation who are making big waves in the art world. YoungArts identifies and supports the next generation of artists (youngarts.org).

    Section A/B/C
    $35/$25/$20

       
  21. Emerging Composers

    October 27 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall
    Enjoy a remarkable concert featuring adjudicated winners of the Frost School of Music’s 2014 Emerging Composers Competition, presenting new works for varied instrument and vocal combinations. Free, ticket required.

    Free, Ticket Required

       
  22. Jazz Guitar Summit—Guitars, Guitars, Guitars!

    October 28 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Come one, come all for an unbelievable gathering of amazing jazz guitarists in a not-to-be-missed evening of guitar reverie and revelry. Featuring recording artists John Hart, Diego Figueiredo, and the cutting-edge New West Guitar Group.

    Section A/B/C
    $35/$25/$20

       
  23. Master class: John Clayton

    October 29 – 5:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Master class: John Clayton

  24. Genova And Dimitrov—Two-Piano Favorites

    October 29 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Enjoy an auditory and visual delight as the piano duo Genova and Dimitrov brings unforgettable artistry and passion to highly admired two-piano masterworks by Chopin, Arensky, Borodin, Liszt and more.

    Section A/B/C
    $35/$25/$20

       
  25. John Clayton Swings—With Frost Concert Jazz Band

    October 30 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Extraordinary bassist John Clayton shares his outstanding musicianship with the award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band, both as guest soloist and conductor. A consummate artist known for his enormous talent, big heart and positive energy!

    Section A/B/C
    $40/$30/$20

       
  26. Emilio Estefan Presents—Fantine!

    November 01 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Meet Fantine—a sensational singer fluent in Spanish, Russian, English and French with a style that reflects her cultural diversity. Emilio Estefan produces her debut, I Am Fantine in Spanish and English. An exciting, new Latin Music artist!

    Section A/B/C
    $45/$35/$25

       
  27. Gershwin, Gershwin, Gershwin! Featuring Frost Wind Ensemble

    November 02 – 3:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    An all-Gershwin wind ensemble extravaganza that features Cuban Overture, Fascinating Rhythm,, a suite based on Porgy and Bess, and the classic “I Got Rhythm” Variations.

    Section A/B/C
    $40/$30/$20

       
  28. Master class: Steve Houghton and Chuck Bergeron

    November 03 – 12:30 PM
    Foster 206

    Master class: Steve Houghton and Chuck Bergeron

  29. Master class: Gretchen Parlato

    November 04 – 4:30 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Master class: Gretchen Parlato

  30. Vadym Kholodenko—Van Cliburn Gold Medalist

    November 04 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Praised for his “absorbing melodic shadings” and “glittering passage work,” Van Cliburn gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko performs solo piano works by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, and Balakirev.

    Section A/B/C
    $45/$35/$25

       
  31. Singer Gretchen Parlato—With Frost JV1 Ensemble

    November 05 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Mesmerizing jazz singer Gretchen Parlato, whom Herbie Hancock describes as “a singer with a deep, almost magical connection to the music,” performs with Frost JV1 Ensemble directed by Kate Reid and in a duo setting with pianist Shelly Berg.

    Section A/B/C
    $30/$25/$20

       
  32. Gaby Moreno—Best New Latin Grammy Artist

    November 06 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Gaby Moreno, 2013 Latin Grammy Best New Artist, lights up the stage with her hit songs in both Spanish and English. Her album Postales is hugely popular, and her YouTube video of “Fuiste Tú” with Latin legend Ricardo Arjona has over 100 million views

    Section A/B/C
    $50/$40/$30

       
  33. FESTIVAL MIAMI RECOMMENDS: Seraphic Fire—Vivaldi: Gloria

    November 07 – 7:30 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Festival Miami recommends Seraphic Fire in Vivaldi's choral masterpiece the Gloria, with The Sebastians, a NY-based period orchestra praised for their “energetic, youthful, vigorous performing style” by The New York Times.

  34. Jazz Roots—Georgia On My Mind—Celebrating Ray Charles

    November 07 – 8:00 PM
    Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
    Jazz Roots at the Arsht Center celebrates the musical genius of Ray Charles with Take 6, Clint Holmes, Nnenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, Shelly Berg, Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Big Band and Miami Mass Choir. Tickets at arshtcenter.org.

  35. Keb’ Mo’—BLUESAmericana

    November 08 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    A superb musician with a soothing voice and impressive guitar chops, Keb’ Mo’ draws on the old-fashioned country blues style of Robert Johnson, balanced with touches of soul, R&B and rock. Discover his latest project, BLUESAmericana.

    Section A/B/C
    $65/$55/$45

       

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