Festival Miami 2012 Presents “Creative American Music”

August 01, 2012 — Coral Gables, FL — The University of Miami Frost School of Music is pleased to present the 29th season of Festival Miami—Florida’s premier live music festival.

Festival Miami features a diverse blend of exciting performers showcasing their talents alongside brilliant students and faculty artists.

The dynamic program includes 20 concerts organized into four themes: Great Performances, featuring legendary artists and captivating repertoire; Creative American Music, a mélange of contemporary music, from Broadways stars to talented young composers; Jazz and Beyond, guaranteed to open your ears and engage your senses; and Music of the Americas, a musical immersion encompassing two hemispheres. In addition, visiting artists conduct free lectures and master classes to share their insight with audiences. Festival Miami begins October 2 and concludes November 4.

“Creative American Music” highlights the many facets of contemporary music. On October 11, a free concert in Clarke Recital Hall features new works by winners of the 2012 Emerging Composers Competition. Broadway stars Michael Maguire (Les Miserables) and Valerie Perri (Evita) perform musical theater favorites on October 18, and a children’s concert featuring Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir on October 28 is sure to delight parents and children. On October 30, audience members can vote for their favorite performance in the ever popular Songwriter’s Showcase that features students enrolled in the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music program.

For a complete listing of concerts and to order tickets online visit http://www.festivalmiami.com or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for additional information. The Festival Miami Advance Ticket Sales Office phone number is (305) 284-4940. Hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All performances are held at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, located at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Drive, on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables Campus (unless otherwise noted). For more information on the Frost School of Music, visit http://www.music.miami.edu.

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