The Switch Ensemble, which describes itself as “a new music ensemble for the 21st century with a commitment to the total integration of technology and live musicians,” premieres new works by Frost Composition faculty and works from their current repertoire in this concert. The concert will have Charles Norman Mason as director.
Jonas Kaufmann is among the world’s most acclaimed tenors. Born in Munich, Kaufmann has been an international star since a breakout appearance in 2006 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Singing in German, Italian, French, and English, Kaufmann has performed lead roles in Otello, Tosca, Andrea Chénier, Carmen, Werther, Die Walküre, Lohengrin, and many other classic operas at venues such as … +
Great Cuban pianist and composer Jesús “Chucho” Valdés presents La Creación (The Creation), his new work for big band, Afro-Cuban percussion, and vocals. A suite in four movements, La Creación explores the story of creation according to the Regla de Ocha, the Afro-Cuban religion known as Santería. It is an extraordinary testament to an extraordinary career. “This new work represents the accumulation … +
Twenty-year-old violinist Kevin Zhu is a recipient of the 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has amassed an outstanding record of concert performances and competition wins since he began playing violin at age three. Praised for his “awesome technical command and maturity” (The Strad) and “absolute virtuosity, almost blinding in its incredible purity” (L’ape musicale), Kevin regularly performs on the world’s largest … +
Christopher Richardson is no stranger to the Chopin Foundation. He first came to draw attention when he was awarded a Scholarship through our annual Young Pianists program. Christopher then earned the Best Chopin Prize at the MTNA Senior Piano Competition which we presented at the 2016 MTNA Conference in San Antonio. And most recently, we were very pleased that he was one … +
Sol and The Tribu is a group of Cuban musicians who blend traditional Caribbean music and modern technology with a Miami twist. As ambassadors of the New Miami Sound, they pride themselves on what makes Miami “The Magic City,” with its blend of Caribbean influences and American swamp funk. Sol and The Tribu — “tribu” means tribe — has seven members, but … +
The jungle springs to life in a music-filled spectacle that chronicles young Mowgli’s adventures growing up in the animal kingdom. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s time-honored children’s tales, join Mowgli as he learns about friendship and survival with the help of friends like the wise black panther Bagheera and Baloo the lovable bear. Cheer as Mowgli faces his fear and foils his nemesis … +