Festival Miami

  1. Patti Austin Sings Ella Fitzgerald—With Frost Studio Jazz Band

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    October 22 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    When Patti Austin sings, people listen. When she sings Ella Fitzgerald, they swoon! Join us and bask in the glow of Patti’s sensual voice as she performs beautiful renditions of Ella’s favorites, swinging with the Frost Studio Jazz Band.

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  2. Master class: Maria Schneider

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    October 23 – 2:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Master class: Maria Schneider

    Free admission

  3. Songwriter’s Showcase

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    October 23 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Features songs by students in the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music program. Judges and audience pick their favorites and the winner opens our Friday night concert!

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    $20/Free/Free

       
  4. Master class: Dawn Upshaw

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    October 24 – 1:25 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Master class: Dawn Upshaw

    Free admission

  5. Jorma Kaukonen—Acoustic Rock Legend

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    October 24 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Jorma Kaukonen is a music legend, one of America’s finest singer-songwriters, purveyor of traditional blues, and a leading practitioner of fingerstyle guitar. A founding member of Jefferson Airplane, he is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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    $45/$35/$25

       
  6. Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider—Winter Morning Walks

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    October 25 – 7:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Met Opera star soprano Dawn Upshaw and composer-conductor Maria Schneider present their 3-time Grammy winning project Winter Morning Walks with the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. Frost Opera Theater singers will also participate.

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    $50/$40/$30

       
  7. Emerging Composers

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    October 27 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall
    Enjoy a remarkable concert featuring adjudicated winners of the Frost School of Music’s 2014 Emerging Composers Competition, presenting new works for varied instrument and vocal combinations. Free, ticket required.

    Free, Ticket Required

       
  8. Frank Cooper Interviews Genova and Dimitrov

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    October 28 – 11:00 AM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    An Interview and Demonstration with Genova and Dimitrov hosted by Frank Cooper.

    Free admission

  9. Master Class: Diego Figueiredo and New West Guitar Group

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    October 28 – 2:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Master Class: Diego Figueiredo and New West Guitar Group

    Free admission

  10. Jazz Guitar Summit—Guitars, Guitars, Guitars!

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    October 28 – 8:00 PM
    Come one, come all for an unbelievable gathering of amazing jazz guitarists in a not-to-be-missed evening of guitar reverie and revelry. Featuring recording artists John Hart, Diego Figueiredo, and the cutting-edge New West Guitar Group.

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    $35/$25/$20

       
  11. CANCELLED: Master class: John Clayton

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    October 29 – 5:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    We regret to announce that John Clayton was recently injured with a broken ankle and required surgery. Therefore, he will not be able to give a master class at Festival Miami. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

  12. Genova And Dimitrov—Two-Piano Favorites

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    October 29 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Enjoy an auditory and visual delight as the piano duo Genova and Dimitrov brings unforgettable artistry and passion to highly admired two-piano masterworks by Chopin, Arensky, Borodin, Liszt and more.

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    $35/$25/$20

       
  13. ARTIST UPDATE: Renee Olstead Replaces John Clayton—With Frost Concert Jazz Band

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    October 30 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Program Update: vocalist Renee Olstead replaces bassist John Clayton with the award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band at Festival Miami. Click concert title link for more information.

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    $40/$30/$20

       
  14. Emilio Estefan Presents—Fantine!

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    November 01 – 7:59 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Meet Fantine—a sensational singer fluent in Spanish, Russian, English and French with a style that reflects her cultural diversity. Emilio Estefan produces her debut, I Am Fantine in Spanish and English. An exciting, new Latin Music artist!

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    $45/$35/$25

       
  15. Gershwin, Gershwin, Gershwin! Featuring Frost Wind Ensemble

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    November 02 – 3:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    An all-Gershwin wind ensemble extravaganza that features Cuban Overture, Fascinating Rhythm,, a suite based on Porgy and Bess, and the classic “I Got Rhythm” Variations.

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  16. Master class: Steve Houghton and Chuck Bergeron

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    November 03 – 12:30 PM
    Foster 206

    Master class: Steve Houghton and Chuck Bergeron

    Free admission

  17. Master class: Gretchen Parlato

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    November 04 – 4:30 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Master class: Gretchen Parlato

    Free admission

  18. Vadym Kholodenko—Van Cliburn Gold Medalist

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    November 04 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Praised for his “absorbing melodic shadings” and “glittering passage work,” Van Cliburn gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko performs solo piano works by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, and Balakirev.

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    $45/$35/$25

       
  19. Singer Gretchen Parlato—With Frost JV1 Ensemble

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    November 05 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Mesmerizing jazz singer Gretchen Parlato, whom Herbie Hancock describes as “a singer with a deep, almost magical connection to the music,” performs with Frost JV1 Ensemble directed by Kate Reid and in a duo setting with pianist Shelly Berg.

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    $30/$25/$20

       
  20. Gaby Moreno—Best New Latin Grammy Artist

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    November 06 – 7:59 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Gaby Moreno, 2013 Latin Grammy Best New Artist, lights up the stage with her hit songs in both Spanish and English. Her album Postales is hugely popular, and her YouTube video of “Fuiste Tú” with Latin legend Ricardo Arjona has over 100 millio

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    $50/$40/$30

       
  21. Master Class: Gaby Moreno

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    November 07 – 11:15 AM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Master class with Gaby Moreno. She will answer a few questions about her career as well as critique several student performances.

    Free admission

  22. FESTIVAL MIAMI RECOMMENDS: Seraphic Fire—Vivaldi: Gloria

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    November 07 – 7:30 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Festival Miami recommends Seraphic Fire in Vivaldi's choral masterpiece the Gloria, with The Sebastians, a NY-based period orchestra praised for their “energetic, youthful, vigorous performing style” by The New York Times.

  23. Jazz Roots—Georgia On My Mind—Celebrating Ray Charles

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    November 07 – 8:00 PM
    Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
    Jazz Roots at the Arsht Center celebrates the musical genius of Ray Charles with Take 6, Clint Holmes, Nnenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, Shelly Berg, Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Big Band and Miami Mass Choir. Tickets at arshtcenter.org.

  24. Keb’ Mo’—BLUESAmericana

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    November 08 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    A superb musician with a soothing voice and impressive guitar chops, Keb’ Mo’ draws on the old-fashioned country blues style of Robert Johnson, balanced with touches of soul, R&B and rock. Discover his latest project, BLUESAmericana.

    Section A/B/C
    $65/$55/$45

       

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