Concerts

  1. Frost Opera Theater at Bonnet House

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    February 11 – 7:30 PM
    Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale

    Frost Opera Theater returns for a ninth year to Fort Lauderdale for a performance under the stars at the beautiful Bonnet House Museum and Gardens as part of its Young Artist Music Series. To reserve tickets visit bonnethouse.org.

  2. Studio Jazz Band—Music, Nature, and Art

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    February 12 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Music by Maria Schneider, Jim McNeely, and More

    STEPHEN GUERRA, director

    The Frost Studio Jazz Band (SJB) performs the music of modern jazz composers Maria Schneider, Jim McNeely, and Fred Sturm. The program will explore the link between music and the visual imagery of nature and art.

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  3. Frost Symphony Orchestra—Concerto Competition Winners Concert

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    February 14 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    THOMAS SLEEPER, conductor, director of orchestral activities
    KIRIL ANGELOV, percussion
    DMITRII NILOV, percussion
    MICLEN LAIPANG, violin
    JULIAN BRIJALDO, composer

    Enjoy the rising stars of classical music as this year’s Frost student concerto competition winners perform with the Frost Symphony Orchestra. Duo percussionists Kiril Angelov and Dmitrii Nilov perform Avner Dorman’s “Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!” and violinist Miclen…

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  4. Our Life’s Compass—Frost Chamber Singers and Frost Chorale

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    February 15 – 7:30 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Frost Chamber Singers
    Frost Chorale

    Join the Frost Chamber Singers and the Frost Chorale in a concert investigating the joys and challenges that inform the human experience. Featuring works by composers such as Monteverdi, Stravinsky, Bernstein, and Eric Whitacre.

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  5. Frost Concert Jazz Band— Kenton’s West Side Story

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    February 16 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    JOHN DAVERSA, conductor
    Also featuring…
    DAFNIS PRIETO ARTIST ENSEMBLE

    The Frost Concert Jazz Band, directed by John Daversa, presents a live performance of Stan Kenton’s 1962 Grammy Award winning album, Kenton’s West Side Story. The Dafnis Prieto Artist Ensemble will open the concert.

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  6. Frost Symphonic Winds—Winter Concert

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    February 18 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    ROBERT CARNOCHAN, director of wind ensemble activities
    CHEE WENG YIM, guest conductor
    CHRISTIAN NOON, guest conductor

    The gorgeous blend of wind, brass and percussion instruments is featured in grand style through dramatic works by top composers of today and yesteryear. Exceptional ensemble play and youthful exuberance are characteristics of this fine ensemble led by music director, Robert Carnochan as well as guest conductors Chee Weng Yim and Christian Noon.

  7. From Dark Knight to Hunger Games—The Movie Music of James Newton Howard

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    February 19 – 8:00 PM
    Adrienne Arsht Center, John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
    James Newton Howard conducts the Frost School's Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, with music from his iconic film scores. Film scenes and montages will be shown with “live” scores...

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  8. Transcendence—Frost Symphonic Women, Frost Maelstrom, and Frost Cantilena

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    February 21 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Join Symphonic Women, Maelstrom, and Cantilena for an evening of transcendent music from throughout history. 

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  9. **NEW DATE** Society of Composers, Inc.

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    February 21 – 6:00 PM
    Fillmore Rehearsal Hall

    Shawn Crouch, president

     

  10. Frost Wind Ensemble—Perspective

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    February 25 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    ROBERT CARNOCHAN, conductor
    CHRISTIAN NOON, guest conductor

    Robert Carnochan leads the Frost Wind Ensemble on a musical journey that includes selections from Tielman Susato’s The Dansereye arranged by Patrick Dunnigan, plus Joseph Schwantner’s …and the mountains rising nowhere, and John Mackey’s Aurora Awakes. Guest conductor Christian Noon conducts Strauss’s Serenade, Op. 7, and Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-flat (ed. Colin Matthews).

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  11. Shalala MusicReach Recital

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    February 27 – 10:00 AM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Children and teens that are receiving free music lessons and mentoring through the MusicReach Program at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music present a concert for friends, family and community that will amaze and delight.

  12. Frost Brass Ensemble

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    March 02 – 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

  13. 34th Annual Honor Bands Festival Concert

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    March 12 – 7:30 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    FESTIVAL WIND ENSEMBLE
    FESTIVAL SYMPHONIC BAND
    FROST WIND ENSEMBLE

    ROBERT CARNOCHAN, festival host, director

    The Department of Instrumental Performance sponsors the prestigious Frost Honor Bands Festival each year, attracting 180 talented high school instrumentalists from across Florida to the UM campus for two days of rehearsals, master classes and a final concert. The performing groups include a Festival Wind Ensemble and a 100-member Festival Symphonic Band…

  14. 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

    Shawn Crouch, president
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  15. Frost Studio Jazz Band—The ‘B’ Sides

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    March 15 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    STEPHEN GUERRA, JR., director

    The Frost Studio Jazz Band (SJB), under the direction of Steve Guerra performs classic and modern arrangements of music from the standard jazz repertoire that were often first discovered as the “B” sides of records in their day. Arrangements of tunes such as All of Me; Take the A Train; and Sing, Sing, Sing will be performed.

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  16. Frost Symphony Orchestra—Violinist Charles Castleman

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    March 19 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    THOMAS SLEEPER, conductor, director of orchestral activities
    CHARLES CASTLEMAN, violin

    Thomas Sleeper conducts the Frost Symphony Orchestra in Brahms’ Tragic Overture and 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 virtuosic and lyrical works for the instrument.

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  17. The Stamps Jazz Quintet and the Frost Jazz Sextet

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    March 22 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Stamps Jazz Quintet
    JOHN HART, faculty mentor

    Frost Jazz Quintet
    CHUCK BERGERON, faculty mentor

    Two fine ensembles from the Department of Studio Music and Jazz share the stage for a night of incredible music that showcases the future of jazz.

  18. Frost Woodwind Ensemble

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    March 23 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    GABRIEL BEAVERS, faculty mentor

    Join the Frost Woodwind Ensemble for an evening of colorful music that explores the rich and exotic timbres of the woodwind family…flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, and more!

  19. Frost JV 1 and Extensions

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    March 24 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    KATE REID, director

    Two of the Frost School’s DownBeat Collegiate Award winning vocal jazz ensembles bring exciting new arrangements and thrilling harmonies to the stage in a superb springtime concert you won’t want to miss!

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  20. Stamps Brass Quintet

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    March 26 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    A unique and generous scholarship gift from the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation allows a select group of exceptional young artists to grow artistically through the course of their studies, both as individuals and together as a chamber ensemble. Don’t miss the Stamps Brass Quintet’s exciting senior performance before they graduate this May!

  21. Beyond All Mortal Dreams—Frost Cantilena and Maelstrom Choirs

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    March 29 – 7:30 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Frost Cantilena and Maelstrom Choirs
    Cantilena and Maelstrom will guide the audience through a musical journey sure to inspire and lift you beyond your mortal dreams.

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  22. Frost Horns and Friends

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    March 30 – 7:59 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    RICHARD TODD, director

    French horn students from the studio of Richard Todd come together to perform a wide range of arrangements and originals especially created for multiple horns.

  23. Frost Trombone Choir

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    March 31 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    TIM CONNER, director

    Join us for this excellent concert featuring the masterful playing of students of the Frost trombone studio, under the direction of Tim Conner.

  24. Frost Vocal Ensembles JV1 and JV2

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    April 03 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Beloved jazz standards and more arranged by some of the greatest vocal jazz arrangers of our time will fill Gusman Hall during this season end concert shared by Frost Jazz Vocal Ensembles JV1 and JV2. New arrangements by Frost vocal jazz students will also be presented.

  25. CAM Fest—The Contemporary Strings Ensemble and The Modern Pop Ensemble

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    April 03 – 6:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Rey Sanchez and Raina Murnak, directors

    Enjoy the first night of CAM Fest with new and original music!

    Free admission

    Next performance:
    Monday, April 4, 8:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 5, 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 6, 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, April 7, 8:00 p.m.

  26. The Other Music 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

  27. CAM Fest—The Frost Contemporary Keyboard Ensemble and The Frost Contemporary Rock Ensemble

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    April 04 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    DANIEL STRANGE AND BRIAN RUSSELL, directors

    Come out for an evening of keyboard and guitar-centered sounds.

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    Next performance:
    Tuesday, April 5, 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 6, 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, April 7, 8:00 p.m.

  28. CAM Fest—The Frost Country Ensemble and African-American Ensemble

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    April 05 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    BRIAN RUSSELL AND CARLOS RIVERA, directors

    Don’t miss the CAM program’s celebration of American roots music!

    Free admission

    Next performance:
    Wednesday, April 6, 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, April 7, 8:00 p.m.

  29. 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

  30. CAM Fest—A Capella and The American Modern Band

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    April 06 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    ANA FLAVIA ZUIM, director

    Vocal music takes center stage along with some great singer/songwriters.

    Free admission

    Next performance:
    Thursday, April 7, 8:00 p.m.

  31. University Band

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    April 06 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Enjoy the annual concert of the University Band, an open enrollment ensemble that draws its membership from all areas of the university. It meets once a week during the spring semester to perform classic concert band literature in an atmosphere of warm camaraderie.
    Free admission

  32. CAM Fest—The American Music Ensemble

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    April 07 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    DANIEL STRANGE, director

    The closing night of CAM Fest belongs to its award-winning group, The American Music Ensemble. Featuring the top songwriters and musicians of the CAM program.

    Free admission

  33. 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.

  34. Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion: “Architecture of Time”

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    April 08 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Lansing McLoskey, director

    One of the preeminent piano/percussion ensembles in the world, Berlin PianoPercussion has commissioned over thirty works by composers from around the world and performed dozens of others to critical acclaim. In this program they feature recent works by award-winning composers from Germany and America, including Lansing D. McLoskey, Professor of Composition at the Frost School of Music.

  35. Frost Opera Theater—Mavra (Stravinsky) & Ainadamar (Golijov)

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    April 14 – 7:30 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Igor Stravinsky’s Mavra opera - in one act
    Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar – opera in one act

    JEFFREY BUCHMAN, guest stage director,
    ALAN JOHNSON, artistic director.

    Mavra, Stravinsky’s 1922 neo-classical chamber opera in the comic ‘buffa’ tradition of the 18th century raises the curtain on another of Frost Opera Theater’s theatrically compelling evenings of two one-act operas.  This twenty-five minute opera from 1921 careens along with…

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  36. MIP 408 Final Performance

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    April 14 – 7:59 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Students form the studio of Craig Morris

  37. Frost Studio Jazz Band Celebrates Singer-Actress Paula Wayne

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    April 15 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall
    Paula Wayne will be in attendance as student singers and the HMI Big Band perform arrangements created uniquely for her from performances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and others.

  38. Frost Saxophone Ensemble

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    April 16 – 4:00 PM
    Church of the Venerable Bede

    Dale Underwood, director

  39. Frost Opera Theater—Mavra (Stravinsky) & Ainadamar (Golijov)

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    April 16 – 7:30 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Igor Stravinsky’s Mavra opera - in one act
    Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar – opera in one act

    JEFFREY BUCHMAN, guest stage director
    ALAN JOHNSON, artistic director.

    Mavra, Stravinsky’s 1922 neo-classical chamber opera in the comic ‘buffa’ tradition of the 18th century raises the curtain on another of Frost Opera Theater’s theatrically compelling evenings of two one-act operas.  This twenty-five minute opera from 1921 careens along with…

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  40. Shalala MusicReach Recital

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    April 17 – 9:00 AM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Children and teens that are receiving free music lessons and mentoring through the MusicReach Program at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music present a year-end concert.

  41. 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 performance of "composer in residence" Carter Pann’s monumental Symphony for Winds “My Brother’s Brain.”

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  42. Red, White and Bluegrass—Frost Chamber Singers

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    April 19 – 7:30 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Frost Chamber Singers
    Frost Symphonic Choir

    Come on out to Gusman Hall for a good ol’ fashioned, barn-stormin’, bluegrass party! Chamber Singers will collaborate with a full bluegrass band to present Carl Barnett’s The World Beloved: a Bluegrass Mass, along with selections from the Symphonic Choir.

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  43. Frost Symphonic Winds—Year End Concert

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    April 20 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    ROBERT CARNOCHAN, director of wind ensemble activities

    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.
    Free admission

  44. Frost Salsa Orchestra

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    April 21 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    ALBERTO DE LA REGUERA, director

    The three-time Downbeat Collegiate Award winning Frost Salsa Orchestra under the direction of Alberto de la Reguera presents new vocal jazz-infused salsa arrangements that will thrill and excite. The concert will also feature top Frost percussionists in a Nigerian batá drum and chant piece.

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  45. 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

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

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    April 22 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    THOMAS SLEEPER, conductor
    DALE UNDERWOOD, alto saxophone
    MARGARET DONAGHUE, clarinet

    The Frost Symphony Orchestra concludes its season with a fabulous program featuring Glazanov’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone with internationally acclaimed soloist Dale Underwood, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, and the orchestrated version of Brahms’s Clarinet Sonata No. 1, Op. 120, featuring faculty artist soloist Margaret Donaghue.…

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