Instrumental Performance

  1. Frost Symphony Orchestra—Russian Passions

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    September 17 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Acclaimed guest conductor Mark Gorenstein leads the Frost Symphony Orchestra in an all-Russian program with distinguished Frost faculty pianist Santiago Rodriguez. Program includes Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

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  2. Frost Wind Ensemble—Journeys

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    September 22 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Robert Carnochan conducts the Frost Wind Ensemble in a performance that depicts various composers’ and guest artists’ personal, spiritual, and futuristic travels.

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  3. Frost Percussion Studio—Music of Martin Bresnick

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    September 24 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    LISA MOORE, piano
    FROST PERCUSSION STUDIO
    SVET STOYANOV, director

    Under the direction of Svet Stoyanov, the Frost Percussion Studio, along with guest pianist Lisa Moore, perform works by Martin Bresnick.

     

  4. Frost Brass Ensemble

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    September 28 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    RICHARD TODD, director

    Trumpets, horns, trombones, and tubas converge for an amazing brass ensemble concert you’ll never forget!

  5. Frost Symphonic Winds

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    October 05 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    ROBERT CARNOCHAN, director

    Classic concert band music at its finest! The unique blending of colorful woodwinds with dramatic brass and percussion makes the Frost Symphonic Winds one of our most popular ensembles.

  6. Frost Symphony Orchestra—Crossing Centuries

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    October 15 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Frost Symphony Orchestra presents works from the turn of four centuries.

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  7. Mexico City Woodwind Quintet

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    October 18 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    Lansing McLoskey, director

  8. Frost Wind Ensemble— Donaueschingen Celebration

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    October 27 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Travel back in time to witness the programming of some of the greatest gems from legendary composers, including Hans Gál, Ernst Toch, Ernst Krenek, Ernst Pepping, and Paul Hindemith.

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  9. Off the Rach—Santiago Rodriguez, Piano Recital

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    October 31 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    In celebration of Alberto Ginastera’s centennial, Frost piano faculty artist Santiago Rodriguez performs Ginastera’s 12 American Preludes and Piano Sonata No. 2. Take delight in Sergei Rachmaninov’s Piano Sonata No. 2 and eight piano works...

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  10. Frost Chamber Players

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    November 01 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    The Frost School of Music faculty artists perform virtuosic works by celebrated composers.

  11. To Larry with Love—A Star-Studded Tribute to Larry Rosen

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    November 04 – 8:00 PM
    Adrienne Arsht Center, James S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall

    DAVE GRUSIN, SHELLY BERG, HENRY MANCINI INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA, AND MORE

    Oscar- and 10-time Grammy-winning composer Dave Grusin, the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, and a star-studded cast pay tribute to the legendary Jazz Roots and GRP Records founder, Larry Rosen. We chronicle Rosen’s amazing life journey, which led him to produce some of the greatest music of the last 35 years.

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  12. White Ibis New Music Ensemble

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    November 06 – 4:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    SHAWN CROUCH, director
    The White Ibis New Music Ensemble presents an evening of cutting-edge music and 20th century masterpieces, including works by Frost faculty composers.   

  13. Frost Flute Studio

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    November 07 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    TRUDY KANE, director
    The Frost Flute Studio performs solo works by American composers.

  14. Frost Saxophone Ensemble

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    November 08 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    DALE UNDERWOOD, director
    From sopranino to bass saxophone, the Frost Saxophone Ensemble showcases a fine concert featuring the premiere of Stephen Guerra, Jr.’s new composition, Liquid, produced by renowned master teacher Dale Underwood.

  15. Frost Woodwind Ensemble

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    November 09 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    GABRIEL BEAVERS, director
    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!

  16. Frost Symphony Orchestra—Brahms Firsts

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    November 12 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Witness the power and beauty of Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 1 with guest pianist Simone Dinnerstein, Frost Symphony Orchestra, and conductor Thomas Sleeper.

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  17. Frost Clarinet Day Concert

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    November 14 – 7:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    MARGARET DONAGHUE, director

    Hear the artistry of the Frost Clarinet Choir along with Frost Clarinet Day attendees, premiering new arrangements as well as performing clarinet choir classics.

  18. Frost Electronic Music Ensemble

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    November 15 – 8:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    JURAJ KOJS, director

    The Frost Electronic Music Ensemble (FEME) explores an eclectic array of musical styles and approaches in creating electro-acoustic music and multimedia performances. The ensemble capitalizes on the strengths of its individual members, utilizing their instrumental or vocal specialties. The concert features works that engage everyday objects, toy instruments, and natural forces in live electronic processes.

  19. Frost Brass Ensemble

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    November 18 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    RICHARD TODD, director

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

  20. Frost Symphonic Winds

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    November 30 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    ROBERT CARNOCHAN, 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.

  21. Frost Wind Ensemble—Fanfares, Symphonies, and Drums

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    December 01 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall
    Join Robert Carnochan and the Frost Wind Ensemble as they explore the works of past musical legends such as Aaron Copland and Igor Stravinsky and current legends such as Steven Stucky and Mason Bates.

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  22. Frost Saxophone Quartet

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    December 03 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    DALE UNDERWOOD and GARY KELLER, directors

    The Frost Saxophone Quartet (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone) presents an exceptional concert featuring music by David Maslanka.

  23. New Music Festival

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    December 04 – 7:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    CHARLES MASON, director

    The Frost School of Music and the Music Composition and Theory Department kicks off the Winter Heat New Music Festival with two days of concerts showcasing music by the great composers of our time. Come and enjoy performances by Frost School of Music faculty and students.

  24. New Music Festival

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    December 05 – 7:00 PM
    Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall

    CHARLES MASON, director

    The Frost School of Music and the Music Composition and Theory Department kicks off the Winter Heat New Music Festival with two days of concerts showcasing music by the great composers of our time. Come and enjoy performances by Frost School of Music faculty and students.

  25. Frost Trombone Choir

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    December 06 – 8:00 PM
    UM Gusman Concert Hall

    TIMOTHY CONNER, director

    Don’t miss this exciting program with the Frost Trombone Choir, under the direction of Tim Conner. Featuring a variety of original new works and transcriptions of beautiful music, the program will be full of character that only the glorious sound of trombones can deliver.

Instrumental Performance