Instrumental Performance

  1. 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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  2. 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.

  3. 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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  4. 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

  5. 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…

  6. 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
    Free admission

  7. 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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    UM Students free with ‘Cane…

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  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. Frost Saxophone Ensemble

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

    Dale Underwood, director

  18. 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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  19. 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

  20. 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.

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  21. 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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Instrumental Performance