August 01, 2012 — Coral Gables, FL — The University of Miami Frost School of Music is pleased announce the 29th season of Festival Miami—Florida’s premier live music festival.
Festival Miami features a diverse blend of exciting performers showcasing their talents alongside brilliant students and faculty artists. The dynamic program includes 20 concerts organized into four themes: Great Performances, featuring legendary artists and captivating repertoire; Creative American Music, a mélange of contemporary music, from Broadways stars to talented young composers; Jazz and Beyond, guaranteed to open your ears and engage your senses; and Music of the Americas, a musical immersion encompassing two hemispheres. In addition, visiting artists conduct free lectures and master classes to share their insight with audiences. Festival Miami begins October 2 and concludes November 4.
“Music of the Americas” begins on October 5 and 6 with Nuevo Tango in Miami, a two-night tribute to the musical legacy of Argentine bandonéon artist and composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992). On October 16, Trio da Paz interprets Brazilian jazz with adventurous playing and improvisation. Cuban sensations Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez perform an exciting fusion of Cuban music, salsa, Afro beats, samba, jazz and rock on October 27, and on November 3, three-time Grammy winner Jon Secada performs an intimate cabaret-style show highlighting his numerous hits.
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