The Frost Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas Sleeper, maintains an international reputation by performing the standard orchestral literature and expanding the repertoire with new works, commissions and recordings.
Dedicated to the community, the Frost Symphony Orchestra performed for 6,000 second-graders at UM BankUnited Center.
The Frost Symphony Orchestra (FSO) maintains an active performance schedule, on campus and beyond. The orchestra has had the distinction of performing with some of the most celebrated conductors and soloists from around the world including Pierre Monteux, Leopold Stokowski, Gregor Piatigorsky, Jasha Heifitz, and Arthur Rubenstein, and in recent years Jennifer Koh, Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Simone Dinnerstein and many others. American Record Guide called the world premiere of Surinach’s Symphonic Melismas “The most auspicious premiere by the UM Symphony since 1956, when Andre Kostelanitz conducted the premiere of William Schuman’s New England Triptych here.”
The FSO frequently records and now has several compact discs out on the Centaur, Cane and Albany Labels with excellent reviews in Fanfare and American Record Guide. Former members of the FSO hold positions in prestigious ensembles and serve as arts administrators, teachers, conductors throughout the world.