Great Performances

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

    November 07, 2014
    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.

  2. Vadym Kholodenko—Van Cliburn Gold Medalist

    November 04, 2014
    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.

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

    November 02, 2014
    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.

  4. Genova And Dimitrov—Two-Piano Favorites

    October 29, 2014
    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.

  5. Emerging Composers

    October 27, 2014
    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.

  6. Cellist Dave Eggar—YoungArts Alumni Concert

    October 26, 2014
    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 (

  7. Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider—Winter Morning Walks

    October 25, 2014
    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.

  8. Classical Guitar Favorites—Aranjuez and Andaluz

    October 21, 2014
    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.

  9. Pulse Chamber Music—A Passport Journey

    October 15, 2014
    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.

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

    October 12, 2014
    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.

  11. Frost Symphony Orchestra Presents—Made In America!

    October 10, 2014
    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.

  12. Benjamin Britten 100th Birthday Celebration—A Boy Was Born

    October 29, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    A special concert in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, one of the 20th century’s greatest composers.

    Schedule Notes:
    Q&A starts at 7:15 p.m.
    Concert starts at 8:00 p.m.

    Tickets: $15 - $30

  13. Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra—Jose Serebrier Premieres New Works

    October 23, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    The Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra’s second program presents two more U.S. premieres by Latin American composers...and features virtuoso flutist Sharon Bezaly performing Serebrier's Flute Concerto with Tango.

    Tickets: $20 - $30

  14. Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra: Jose Serebrier Conducts Meza, Gershwin, and Shostakovich

    October 22, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Celebrated conductor José Serebrier returns to Miami with the Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra to present lively music by Meza and Shostakovich--plus Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue performed by pianist Shelly Berg!

    Tickets: $20 - $30

  15. Cecile Licad—Plays Romantic Piano Masterworks

    October 20, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Cecile Licad will perform beautiful program of mostly romantic works composed by renowned piano virtuosos of the early 20th century.

    Tickets: $20 - $40

  16. Elizabeth Caballero—With Robynne Redmon and Kevin Short

    October 18, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    The delightful soprano Elizabeth Caballero presents an enchanting recital of operatic favorites with Robynne Redmon and bass-baritone Kevin Short.

    Tickets: $20 - $40

  17. Manhattan Piano Trio—Grand Prize Winners

    October 16, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    This electrifying chamber group will perform an astonishing array of repertoire, including works by our award-winning faculty composers as well as standard piano trio repertory.

    Tickets: $15 - $30

  18. Frost Chamber Players—Play Beethoven and Ravel

    October 15, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    The Frost Chamber Players present virtuosic works by celebrated composers.

    Tickets: $15 - $20

  19. Emerging Composers—Competition Winners

    October 08, 2013
    Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance
    Join us for a remarkable concert featuring winners of the 2013 Emerging Composers Competition. SOLD OUT

  20. Soprano Hila Plitmann—Labyrinth of Love

    October 06, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    The luminous Grammy Award winning soprano Hila Plitmann joins director of bands Gary Green and the Frost Wind Ensemble for a concert of epic proportions.

    Tickets: $15 - $20

  21. Joshua Bell and Edgar Meyer—Double Concerto

    October 04, 2013
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Famed violinist Joshua Bell and virtuoso bassist Edgar Meyer will perform the Florida premiere of Meyer’s new Double Concerto for Violin and Double Bass with the Frost Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Sleeper.

  22. Carmina Burana—Conducted by Karen Kennedy

    November 04, 2012
    Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center
    Karen Kennedy conducts the propulsive choral masterpiece Carmina Burana featuring the Master Chorale of South Florida, Singing Sons Boychoir, Frost Chorale and Frost Symphony Orchestra.

  23. Creative Spark—Youth Orchestra Flashpoint

    October 21, 2012
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Greater Miami Youth Symphony and South Florida Youth Symphony discover the amazing creative flashpoint that occurs when young artists meet and work with established composers! $20/15/10

  24. Luciano and Friends—Featuring the Frost Chamber Players

    October 14, 2012
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Beloved bassoon professor Luciano Magnanini celebrates his storied career with an inspiring chamber music concert featuring works by Beethoven, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns and more. $20/15

  25. Ana María Martínez—Sings Celebrated Songs and Arias

    October 13, 2012
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Grammy Award winning soprano Ana María Martínez offers an intimate vocal recital featuring captivating soprano songs and arias from her acclaimed recordings and tours. $50/40/30

  26. Santiago Rodriguez—Performs Solo Piano Favorites from Chopin to Lecuona

    October 12, 2012
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Award winning concert pianist and Frost faculty artist Santiago Rodriguez performs enduring piano solo favorites by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Albeniz, Lecuona and more. $40/30/20

  27. Powerful Premieres—Presented by the Frost Wind Ensemble

    October 07, 2012
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    The Frost Wind Ensemble rises to powerful heights as they premiere Point Blank by Paul Dooley, and Percussion Concerto by Jennifer Higdon that spotlights percussionist Svet Stoyanov. $20/15

  28. Beethoven and Rachmaninoff—Leon Fleisher Conducts the Frost Symphony Orchestra

    October 04, 2012
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Master artist Leon Fleisher conducts the Frost Symphony Orchestra in a dramatic program ranging from Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture to Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. $65/45/25

  29. A Conversation with Leon Fleisher—Free Master Class

    October 02, 2012
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Stamps Distinguished Visitor Leon Fleisher discusses his approaches to music, teaching, his studies with Artur Schnabel, and recordings with George Szell. Free, ticket required.

  30. Gershwin Piano Favorites—Shelly Berg with Santiago Rodriguez

    October 23, 2011
    UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
    Dean Shelly Berg and faculty artist Santiago Rodriguez pair up for an all Gershwin, two-piano extravaganza featuring Cuban Overture, Three Preludes, Rhapsody in Blue, and I Got Rhythm Variations; plus Grainger’s Fantasy on Porgy and Bess. $40/30/20

  31. A Tale of Five Cities—Lowenthal Plays Liszt

    October 22, 2011
    UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
    Pianist Jerome Lowenthal performs the solo recital A Tale of Five Cities to commemorate the bicentennial of Franz Liszt’s birth. Includes highlights from Liszt's Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage) plus Piano Sonata in B Minor. $40/30/20

  32. Frost Wind Ensemble Presents the Windswept Music of Michael Colgrass

    October 18, 2011
    UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
    Frost Wind Ensemble performs Michael Colgrass’s The Winds of Nagual that contemplates the search for the creative self, and Urban Requiem, representing the tragedies, struggles, energy, and power of our cities. $20/$15 seniors/Free for UM students

  33. Imani Winds—and debut of Stamps Woodwind Quintet

    October 12, 2011
    UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
    Grammy-nominated wind quintet, Imani Winds, is carving out a distinct presence by commissioning new works while meaningfully bridging European, American, African, and Latin American traditions. Stamps Woodwind Quintet also makes its debut. $40/30/20

  34. A Whole New Ballgame—Frost Chorale and Frost Symphonic Choir

    October 11, 2011
    UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
    New choral program director Karen Kennedy leads the Frost Chorale in ethereal works by Whitacre, Orff and more. Frost Symphonic Choir performs excerpts from the base-ball themed The Mighty Casey by W. Schuman. $20/$15 seniors/Free for UM students

  35. Claire Huangci—Chopin Competition Winner with Frost Symphony Orchestra

    October 09, 2011
    UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
    First prize winner at the 2010 National Chopin Piano Competition of USA for her distinguished Chopin interpretations, Claire Huangci performs solo repertoire by Chopin plus Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Frost Symphony Orchestra. $40/30/20

  36. On Stage with Gunther Schuller and the Frost Chamber Players

    October 02, 2011
    UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
    Milhaud’s La Création du monde conducted by Gunther Schuller; Dvořák’s String Quintet No. 2 with Bergonzi String Quartet and Brian Powell; and Schuller’s Quintet for Horn and Strings featuring hornist Richard Todd. $20/$15 seniors/Free for UM student

  37. Opening Night: French Horn Celebration Featuring the Frost Symphony Orchestra

    October 01, 2011
    UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
    The Frost Symphony Orchestra opens Festival Miami 2011 with a bold and brassy French horn exploration of celebrated music by Franz Haydn, distinguished composer Gunther Schuller, and premier hornist and composer Richard Todd. $85/65/45/25

  38. Gunther Schuller – Into the Creative Mind of a Total Musician

    September 30, 2011
    Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance
    Deepen your understanding of current music trends at a free lecture by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Gunther Schuller, one of America’s most distinguished musical icons. Schuller is also the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award. FREE

  39. Santiago Rodriguez

    October 31, 2010

    Faculty artist Santiago Rodriguez has been described as “a phenomenal pianist” (The New York Times) and “among the finest pianists in the world” (The Baltimore Sun). He recently recorded the complete piano works of Rachmaninoff. In a solo concert performance, he will perform selected great works of this amazing musical titan, plus…

  40. TOUR DE FORCE: Frost Chamber Players

    October 26, 2010
    Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami
    The Frost Chamber Players Present Virtuosic Works by Celebrated Composers.

    Tickets range from $10 to $20

  41. DANCE, GLORIOUS DANCE: Momentum Dance Company

    October 22, 2010
    Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami
    The Momentum Dance Company Showcases Modern and Historic Dance Repertory Directed by Delma Illes.

    Tickets range from $20 to $40

  42. WIND ENSEMBLE HEATWAVE: Amy Burton & Mason Bates

    October 19, 2010
    Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami
    Frost Wind Ensemble premieres Mason Bates work, and performs John Corigliano with soprano Amy Burton.

    Tickets range from $20 to $30

  43. STRING QUAR TÊTE-A-TÊTE: Bergonzi Quartet

    October 17, 2010
    Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami
    Renowned Bergonzi String Quartet Meets the Stamps String Quartet in their Debut Performance.

    Tickets range from $10 to $20

  44. TIMELESS TITANS: Santiago Rodriguez

    October 15, 2010
    Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami
    Pianist Santiago Rodriguez Plays the Music of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Other Musical Titans.

    Tickets range from $20 to $40

  45. TRANSCENDENCE: Sandra Lopez

    October 08, 2010
    Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami
    A Glorious Gala Opening Night, with Soprano Sandra Lopez, the Frost Chorale, and the Frost Symphony Orchestra.

    Tickets range from $25 to $85

Great Performances