Festival Miami

  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. Raquel Sofía—New Sony Music Latin Artist

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    October 17 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    “Raquel Sofía is the breath of fresh air that Latin Pop needs,” says megastar Juanes. This concert showcases her appealing jazz-infused vocals and accessible sonic style. “A bonafide future star,” says NPR.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  3. 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

       
  4. Johnny Mercer Reimagined

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    October 20 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Songwriters from the Frost School’s Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program take a fresh spin on classic songs by Johnny Mercer (“Autumn Leaves,” “Moon River,” “Skylark”) and showcase new songs inspired by his brilliant writing.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  5. Nashville All-Stars—Sing Their Greatest Hits

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    October 21 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Top Nashville singer-songwriters (Craig Corothers, Tony Arata, Dave Berg, Annie Mosher) present a down-to-earth country music concert featuring their hits recorded by Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood and Rodney Atkins.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee
    On August 1, 2015

       
  6. Gonzalo Rubalcaba—With Frost Concert Jazz Band

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    October 22 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Cuban-born pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Bulgarian-born percussionist Svet Stoyanov and American-born jazz trumpeter and bandleader John Daversa present an energizing jazz program with the Frost Concert Jazz Band.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  7. Master class: John Easterlin

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    October 23 – 1:25 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Free admission.

  8. Natalia Lafourcade—Latin American Pop Sensation

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    October 23 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    A 3-time Latin Grammy winner and double Grammy nominee, Natalia Lafourcade is one of the most important singer-songwriters of her generation. Her new album Hasta la Raíz was inspired by her travels in South America.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  9. John Easterlin—Sings Broadway and Opera Favorites

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    October 24 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Grammy- and Emmy-winning character tenor John Easterlin sings beautiful Broadway and opera repertoire ranging from “Stranger in Paradise” and “This is My Beloved” to classic arias by Mozart, Bernstein, and others.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  10. Master class: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

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    October 25 – 11:00 AM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Free admission.

  11. 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

       
  12. 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

       
  13. Master class: Cyrille Aimée

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    October 28 – 4:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Free admission.

  14. 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

       
  15. Cyrille Aimée—Fabulous French Jazz Vocalist

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    October 29 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    French jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée blends standards with Gypsy swing, bossa nova, and charming stage presence. She joins the Frost Studio Jazz Band and Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble in upbeat arrangements of jazz favorites created especially for her.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  16. Ben Folds—with Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

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    October 30 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter and pianist Ben Folds performs his critically acclaimed Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with the Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.

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    $35 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  17. Halloween at Hogwarts and Beyond!

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    October 31 – 2:59 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Frost Symphony Orchestra presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Children's Suite for Orchestra by John Williams, plus music by Saint-Saëns and Mussorgsky. All children are invited to dress in Halloween costumes!

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    $10 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  18. Black Violin—Classical Hip-Hop Duo

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    November 01 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Black Violin, an exhilarating violin/viola hip-hop duo, wows audiences with their unique take on classical music. Their newest recording, Stereotypes, incorporates their many musical influences from classic, R&B, and soul to rock and beyond.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  19. 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

       
  20. Master class: Joey DeFrancesco

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    November 03 – 11:00 AM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Free admission.

  21. Joey DeFrancesco—Master Jazz Organist

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    November 03 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Master jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco tears it up on his Hammond B3 in the great tradition of the incredible Jimmy Smith. A crowd favorite at festivals worldwide, you’ll soon become a fan of his swinging style and remarkable originality.

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  22. Boston Brass—And the Nominees Are…

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    November 04 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Boston Brass presents its most-loved virtuosic selections from the worlds of orchestra, ballet, Broadway and the Big Screen. Concertgoers decide the second half program via categorized nominee ballots collected at intermission!

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  23. Freda Payne—And Her Band of Gold

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    November 05 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Freda Payne, best known for her 1970 R&B crossover smash hit, “Band of Gold,” is a jazz singer in the beautiful tradition of Nancy Wilson. She sings “Save Your Love for Me” plus other enthralling selections with a trio featuring Dean Shelly Berg

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    $20 + $4 per ticket fee

       
  24. JAZZ ROOTS: The Movie Music of Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard—Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

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    November 06 – 8:00 PM
    Adrienne Arsht Center, John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
    A celebration of the movies of Spike Lee, with scores by Grammy-winning trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard, performed by his quintet, Frost School’s HMI Orchestra, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Maysa, and Lizz Wright.

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