Florida’s premier live music festival presented by University of Miami Frost School of Music and presenting sponsor UHealth at Coral Gables opens its 31st season October 10 with the FROST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA led by THOMAS SLEEPER conducting works by American composers, and spotlights internationally acclaimed saxophonist DALE UNDERWOOD and virtuoso violinist MICHAEL LUDWIG. and closes November 8 with beloved blues artist KEB’ MO’ in a rare Florida appearance of this outstanding entertainer as he performs music from his latest album BLUESAmericana, plus hits from his illustrious 20-year career. World-class instrumentalists, ensembles, singers, songwriters and composers alongside astounding faculty and student musicians from the Frost School of Music present 35 unique concerts and free events over 30 days.
Featured guest artists also include beloved jazz vocalist PATTI AUSTIN; rising Country music star CRAIG CAMPBELL; a children’s afternoon concert featuring Parents’ Choice Award winners IN THE NICK OF TIME, perfect for the toddler crowd; acoustic rock legend JORMA KAUKONEN; Met Opera favorite DAWN UPSHAW and composer MARIA SCHNEIDER premiere their three-time Grammy Award winning project Winter Morning Walks with the Frost School of Music’s HENRY MANCINI INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA; Van Cliburn Gold Medalist VADYM KHOLODENKO; award-winning piano duo GENOVA & DIMITROV; Latin Grammy Best New Artist GABY MORENO; New Latin Soul Sensation FANTINE presented by EMILIO ESTEFAN; two inventive chamber music trios, TIME FOR THREE and PULSE; the FROST WIND ENSEMBLE in an all-Gershwin program under the direction of GARY GREEN featuring Broadway touring sensation ALICIA HALL MORAN, operatic favorite KEVIN SHORT and Grammy winning violinist MARK O’CONNOR; and THE JAZZ CRUISE ALL STARS featuring pianist SHELLY BERG, singer NIKI HARIS, plus many more.
Festival Miami concerts are presented at:
University of Miami
Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tickets start at $15. Lectures and master classes are free and open to the public.
For information visit www.festivalmiami.com or call 305-284-4940