Instrumental Performance

  1. Frost Brass in Concert

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    September 24 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Low and high brass come together in a concert that spans musical eras and styles, performed by a spectrum of talented brass students from across the Frost School of Music.

    Free admission

  2. Julia Balseiro, French horn

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    September 27 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Doctoral Recital

  3. Frost Symphonic Winds—Refracted States

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    October 01 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Robert Carnochan, director of wind band activities, and Steven Moore, guest conductor and associate dean offer an enticing Frost Symphonic Winds concert that showcases the depth of talent in the Frost School of Music. Scheduled repertoire is by lauded composers Lauridesen, Grantham, Bryant, and Bernstein.

    Free admission

  4. 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

       
  5. 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

       
  6. 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

       
  7. 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

       
  8. 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

       
  9. 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

       
  10. 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

       
  11. 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

       
  12. Frost Percussion Group—Exceptional Virtuosity

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    November 12 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    New percussion works by respected musical luminaries are unveiled by top-flight UM Frost students, with interesting staging and exceptional virtuosity. Prepare to be amazed!

    Free admission

  13. Frost Saxophone Quartet

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    November 14 – 4:00 PM
    Church of the Venerable Bede

    Dale Underwood, director

    Free admission

  14. Frost Symphony Orchestra—Plays Debussy and Dvořák

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    November 15 – 3:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Alexander Magalong conducts the Frost Symphony Orchestra in a Sunday afternoon concert featuring Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8.

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    $11 + $4 per ticket fee
    General Admission

       
  15. Frost Horns and Friends

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    November 19 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    French horn students from the studio of Richard Todd perform a range of arrangements for multiple horns and featured soloists.

    Free Admission

  16. Frost Flute Studio Recital

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    November 20 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Students mentored by Frost faculty flute artist Trudy Kane perform a program of all French masterpieces. Magnifique! Fantastique!

    Free admission

  17. Frost Brass in Concert

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    November 30 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Enjoy the musical power and beauty of brass instruments in a special concert curated by Frost horn professor Richard Todd. Repertoire spans musical eras and styles.

    Free admission

  18. Frost Wind Ensemble—Traditions

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    December 03 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Robert Carnochan conducts the Frost Wind Ensemble in Schuman’s George Washington Bridge, Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy and Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis. Guest conductor Chee Weng Yim conducts Benson’s The Passing Bell.

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    General Admission

       
  19. Frost Flute Ensemble

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    December 04 – 6:30 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Trudy Kane, director

    Frost Flute Ensemble performs a pleasing concert featuring two world premieres of transcriptions from the world of opera by Trudy Kane: “Intermezzo” from Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini, and “Prologue” from Pagliacci by Ruggerio Leoncavallo, both with bass-baritone Kevin Short.

    Free admission

  20. Frost Woodwind Ensemble

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    December 04 – 8:30 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    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!

    Free admission

  21. Frost Saxophone Quartets and Saxophone Ensemble

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    December 06 – 1:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    The unique instrumentation of a saxophone quartet (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone) is showcased in a fine concert that also features a larger Frost Saxophone Ensemble, produced by renowned master teacher, Dale Underwood.

    Free admission

  22. Frost Trombone Choir

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    December 07 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Enjoy the masterful playing of student musicians from the Frost trombone studio, directed by Tim Conner. Great transcriptions and arrangements showcase the range and beauty of the trombone in myriad colors.

    Free admission

  23. Frost Symphonic Winds—Young at Heart

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    December 08 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Fabulous works by Maslanka, Grainger, Lo Presti and others abound as Frost Symphonic Winds grace the Gusman Hall stage for their semester-end concert. Robert Carnochan and doctoral guest conductors lead the top-flight concert band to new heights.

    Free admission

  24. Faculty Artist Recital—Alexandra Naumenko, piano

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    January 22 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Alexandra Naumenko, piano will perform with special guest Kevin Short, bass baritone.

    Free admission.

  25. Frost Symphony Orchestra—Concerto Competition Winners Concert

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    February 14 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Enjoy student concerto competition finalists as they perform as soloists with the Frost Symphony Orchestra, an annual tradition.

  26. Frost Symphonic Winds

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    February 18 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    The gorgeous blend of wind, brass and percussion instruments is featured in grand style through dramatic works by top composers of today. Beautiful intonation, exceptional ensemble play, and youthful exuberance are characteristics of this fine symphonic concert band.

    Free admission

  27. 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.

  28. 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!
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  29. 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

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  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. Frost Horns and Friends

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    March 30 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    Free admission

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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

  39. 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