Festival Miami 2012 Blends Latin Fusion, Jazz and Jon Secada with “Music of the Americas”

August 01, 2012 — Coral Gables, FL — The University of Miami Frost School of Music is pleased announce 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.

“Music of the Americas” begins on October 5 and 6 with Nuevo Tango in Miami, a two-night tribute to the musical legacy of Argentine bandonéon artist and composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992). On October 16, Trio da Paz interprets Brazilian jazz with adventurous playing and improvisation. Cuban sensations Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez perform an exciting fusion of Cuban music, salsa, Afro beats, samba, jazz and rock on October 27, and on November 3, three-time Grammy winner Jon Secada performs an intimate cabaret-style show highlighting his numerous hits.

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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