October 05, 2011 — Coral Gables — The University of Miami Frost School of Music will present its holiday gala dinner, Winter Wonderful, on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel. The festive candlelight dinner features holiday music performed by hundreds of talented student musicians from the Frost School of Music who are pursuing their dream of a life, and career, in music. The goal of Winter Wonderful is to raise $100,000 for music scholarships at Frost.
Highlights of the evening will include a VIP cocktail reception, a sumptuous three-course holiday dinner and joyous musical performances by youthful voices of the Frost Chorale, Symphonic Choir, Cantilena Women’s Choir and Maelstrom Men’s Choir and instrumentalists in the Frost Holiday Orchestra, featuring holiday carols from around the globe. The music director is Karen Kennedy, program director for Choral Studies at the Frost School of Music. Individual tickets begin at $250 and tables of 10 range from $2,500 to $10,000 and up.
Dean Shelton G. Berg said, “The Frost School of Music’s Winter Wonderful! Holiday Dinner is simply the perfect start to the holiday season. It brings good cheer to new and long-time friends of the University of Miami and patrons of the arts in our community. Best of all, the gala proceeds go directly to support music scholarships at the Frost School of Music, including our new Frost Music-Reach mentoring program that uplifts and encourages at-risk teens in our community all year long to succeed in school and in life.”
The mission of the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music is to provide students with a highly innovative, inspiring and relevant education so that they can be leaders in the world of music; contribute to the advancement of music performance, creativity and scholarship; have a transformative effect on the community through engagement and outreach; and enrich the world with vibrant, innovative and brilliant cultural offerings
The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of our diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world. www.miami.edu.
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