Instrumental Performance

  1. Frost Symphony Orchestra—Pianist Simone Dinnerstein

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    October 16 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Frost Symphony Orchestra presents pianist Simone Dinnerstein in Philip Lasser’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Alan Hovhaness’s And God Created Great Whales and Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 5 complete the all-American program.

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    $35 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  2. Charles Castleman—Violin Virtuoso

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    October 18 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Prize-winning violinist Charles Castleman performs a dramatic unaccompanied solo recital that includes Bach’s “Chaconne” from Partita in D Minor, Piazzolla’s Tango Etudes, Nos. 2 and 3 and Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata Op. 27, No. 3 (“Ballade”).

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  3. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet—New Renaissance Tour

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    October 25 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    The multifaceted Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, praised by The Baltimore Sun as “a formidable ensemble,” presents music from celebrated albums New Renaissance and Guitar Heroes. They also premiere works by Ourkouzounov, Hoppstock and Zappa

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    $25 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  4. Sylvan Street—High Wattage Jazz Fusion

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    October 27 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Sylvan Street is a high-wattage group that performs funk-infused originals with high-wattage bass grooves, powerful drums, tight horns and exciting keyboards. They blend driving fusion of jazz, rock, Latin, urban, jump swing and blues.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  5. Chamber Music Treasures—Richard Todd, Joel Smirnoff, Christopher O’Riley

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    October 28 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Musical sparks fly in a new interpretation of Brahms’s Horn Trio when admired recording artists Richard Todd (horn) and Joel Smirnoff (violin) pair up with NPR’s From the Top host Christopher O’Riley (piano). Also, music by Bach and Messiaen.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  6. Frost Wind Ensemble—Great American Masters

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    November 02 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Frost Wind Ensemble, conducted by new director Robert Carnochan, presents lively works by great American masters Bernstein, Ticheli, Grantham, and Adams, featuring soprano Esther Jane Hardenbergh and tuba soloist Aaron Tindall.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  7. Frost Wind Ensemble—Perspective

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    March 01 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Robert Carnochan leads the Frost Wind Ensemble on a musical journey that includes Selections from “The Dansereye” by Susata/Dunnigan, Schwantner’s “…and the mountains rising nowhere,” and Grantham’s J’ai été au bal. Guest conductor Christian Noon conducts Strauss’s Serenade, Op. 7, and Holst/Matthews Suite in E-flat.

  8. Frost Brass Ensemble

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    March 03 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Trumpets, horns, trombones, and tubas converge for an amazing brass ensemble concert you’ll never forget!
    Free admission

  9. Society of Composers, Inc.—Visiting Ensemble Concert

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    March 14 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Free admission

  10. Frost Symphony Orchestra—Violinist Charles Castleman

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    March 19 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Thomas Sleeper conducts the Frost Symphony Orchestra in the Mussorgsky/Ravel edition of Pictures at an Exhibition, then invites violin faculty master artist Charles Castleman to the stage for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, one of the most difficult works for the instrument.

  11. Frost Woodwind Ensemble

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    March 23 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Experience the lush sounds and colors of the Frost Woodwind Ensemble as they present their annual spring concert featuring works by musical greats, past and present.
    Free admission

  12. Frost Horns and Friends

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    March 30 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Free admission

  13. The Other Ensemble

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    April 04 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    The Other Ensemble showcase of landmark works from the 20th and 21st centuries, including works by distinguished composer in residence, Martiin Bresnick, and Frost School of Music students and faculty. Winning pieces from The Other Composition Competition, hosted by the Frost School of Music’s Department of Music Theory and Composition will also be performed. Free admission

  14. Frost Percussion Group

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    April 05 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Percussionists from the Frost School of Music showcase their considerable musicianship in a season closer that will keep you on the edge of your seat! The stage will be filled with marimbas, vibes, chimes, timpani, drums of all sizes, shapes and sounds…and much, much more.
    Free admission

  15. Frost Brass

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    April 07 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Frost Brass presents its season closer with a mix of traditional repertoire and new works, under the direction of Richard Todd.

  16. Frost Wind Ensemble—Extremes

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    April 18 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Robert Carnochan conducts the Frost Wind Ensemble in a consortium premiere of a new work for solo cello and winds by visiting composer Carter Pann. In addition, Pann’s Symphony (My Brother’s Brain) will also be performed. Other scheduled works include Golijov’s Three Songs for Soprano, and Welcher’s Spumante. Guest conductor Timothy Shade also appears on this excellent season closer.

  17. Frost Symphony Orchestra—Grieg, Barber, Bartok, Brahms

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    April 20 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    The Frost Symphony Orchestra concludes its season with a fabulous program featuring Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, and Brahms’s Clarinet Sonata No. 1, Op. 120, orchestrated by conductor Thomas Sleeper and featuring faculty artist soloist Margaret Donaghue.

  18. Frost Saxophone Quartet

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    April 21 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    The unique instrumentation of a saxophone quartet (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone) is showcased in this unique concert featuring students from the saxophone studio of renowned master teacher Dale Underwood.

    Free admission

  19. Frost Symphonic Winds

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    April 22 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Robert Carnochan wraps up his first year as director of wind band activities at the Frost School of Music with a beautifully programmed concert that showcases the incredible musicality of each of its members and the impressive interplay of the full ensemble. Visit music.miami.edu/concerts for repertoire details.
    Free admission

Instrumental Performance