UM Frost Opera Theater Loosens Up for One Night of Party-Like Atmosphere

February 15, 2012 — Coral Gables, FL — On Friday, February 17, the Frost Opera Theater will give opera the house party treatment in a production called Frost Opera Theater Goes Gala!

The “opera rave” will feature students from each level of study and faculty performers from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. The evening will showcase student talent within Frost Opera Theater in a presentation that fuses art and revelry. It begins at 8:00 PM, with a free lobby reception at 9:30 PM following the performance.

“Frost Opera Theater Goes Gala!” will provide an eclectic and club-like performance aesthetic, consisting of fast-paced performances of arias with piano accompaniment. Vocal Performance faculty Esther Jane Hardenbergh, Susan Williams, and Alan Johnson will perform, as well as faculty flutist Trudy Kane who will recount experiences encompassing her 32 years as Principal Flutist playing for New York City’s Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. The festive night begins with recordings of techno-pop aria treatments to set the evening’s tone. The entire concert will be 90 minutes without intermission.

The performances will take place at the University of Miami’s Maurice Gusman Concert Hall. General admission is $15, with tickets for seniors at $10. Tickets will be free for UM students, faculty and staff with a valid ID card on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About the Frost School of Music
The Frost School of Music, one of two schools created in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded, is one of the largest and most relevant schools in the U.S., and one of the most comprehensive in all of higher education. The naming gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost was one of the historic highlights in the life of the School.

The Frost School has pioneered new curricula including the ground-breaking Frost Experiential Music Curriculum, and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Business and Entertainment Industries, Music Engineering Technology, and a master’s in Arts Presenting. Its premier ensembles include the Frost Symphony Orchestra, Frost Wind Ensemble, Frost Opera Theater, Frost Jazz Vocal Ensemble and Frost Concert Jazz Band.

Now the home of the Henry Mancini Institute, the Frost School also offers a songwriting minor through the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program and was among the first to offer degrees in Music Therapy, and Studio Music and Jazz. Its graduate jazz program is ranked among the top three in the nation. The University of Miami School of Law and the Frost School now offer the first-ever joint degree program in law and music business (J.D./M.M.). The Frost School’s innovative programs, combined with its traditional areas of concentration, offer its students one of the widest choices of career programs of any music school in the nation.

For more information on the Frost School, of Music visit http://www.music.miami.edu
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