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Carol Oja on Lecture about Marian Anderson at Clarke Recital Hall

Fri Feb 21, 2020

Marian Anderson’s debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1955 broke through the company’s longstanding Jim Crow practices. Carol Oja, Professor of Music at Harvard University, revisits the campaign waged by the NAACP and Anderson’s manager, Sol Hurok, to gain equal access to concert halls and major performance institutions. Seventh Annual Robert Kelley Memorial Lecture Series Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, … +

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From Appalachia to Tango: Music for Guitar and Flute at Gusman Concert Hall

Sat Feb 22, 2020

The pairing of guitar and flute has long inspired delightful music, at once earthy and delicately translucid. An evening featuring Robert Beaser’s Mountain Songs, based on Appalachian music; Astor Piazzolla’s Histoire Du Tango, a tango lesson in four movements; Carlos Rafael Rivera’s Raven Dance, which draws on Balkan music, and more. Rafael Padron, guitar Jennifer Grim, flute

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Faculty Composers featuring Switch Ensemble at Gusman Concert Hall

Mon Feb 17, 2020

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.

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Music U Want 2 Hear Too: Frost Symphonic Winds at Gusman Hall

Sat Feb 15, 2020

The Frost Symphonic Winds presents the next installment in a series featuring the best in the wind band repertoire that is also accessible and highly enjoyable. The program includes music by both classic composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Ives, and Howard Hanson; as well as modern stars such as David Gillingham and Johan de Meij. It concludes with the gorgeous … +

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Lieder Spirituals Jazz: In Honor of Black History Month at Gusman Concert Hall

Mon Feb 24, 2020

Frost voice faculty artists Jeanette Thompson and Robynne Redmon join Frost pianists Shelly Berg and Alan Johnson in a voice recital, which will include honoring the history and evolution of the Spiritual. A product of the introduction of Christianity into slaves’s lives, Spirituals also became a coded means of communicating resistance and escape. In time, Spirituals became a formative piece in the … +

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Frost School & Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra at Gusman Concert Hall

In her concert debut as Artistic Director of the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, NEA Jazz Master composer, arranger, and bandleader Maria Schneider presents a program featuring Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist Egberto Gismonti. Both Schneider, one of the few who has received Grammys in the jazz, classical, and rock genres, and the classically-trained Gismonti, who has explored jazz as well as … +

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Bitches Brew Revisited: A Celebration of 50 Years of Jazz Fusion at Gusman Hall

Wed Jan 15, 2020

The Frost Sextet and the Frost Concert Jazz Band revisit music from Miles Davis’s audacious Bitches Brew, released in 1970, reimagined in new arrangements by saxophonist Charles Pillow. As part of his residency at Frost, NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Dave Liebman, a Miles Davis sideman, performs with both Frost groups. Chuck Bergeron and John Daversa, directors Charles Pillow and Dave Liebman, saxophones … +

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Pines of Rome: Frost Wind Ensemble at Gusman Concert Hall

As a part of the Frost Honor Band Weekend, the Frost Wind Ensemble plays a concert featuring guest conductor Steven D. Davis, from University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. The program features works by David Maslanka, Percy Grainger as well as Ottorino Respighi’s epic symphonic poem Pines of Rome. Robert M. Carnochan and Steven D. Davis, conductors Tina DiMeglio, graduate conductor Jennifer Grim, … +

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Pianist Santiago Rodríguez in Concert at Gusman Hall

Tue Dec 3, 2019

Frost Faculty artist, Santiago Rodriguez, hailed as a “phenomenal pianist” by The New York Times and “one of the finest pianists in the world” by The Baltimore Sun, presents a program of major works by the great trinity of classical masters: J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Johannes Brahms. The concert also includes ballet music by Manuel de Falla, Aram Khachaturian, and … +

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Charles Christenson in Jazz Concert at Gusman Concert Hall

Sun Nov 17, 2019

Charlie Christenson (vocalist, pianist, songwriter and educator) is currently a doctoral fellow in the Studio Music & Jazz program at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and a member of the indie rock band, beddside. Before moving to Miami in the Fall of 2017, he served six years as Head of the Voice Department and Director of the Graduate Program … +

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Maurice Ravel’ Les enfants et les sortilèges at Gusman Concert Hall

Thu Nov 21, 2019

This timeless masterpiece from 1925 by Maurice Ravel, with libretto by Colette, and originally choreographed by George Balanchine, tells the story of a mischievous child who must suffer the fantastical consequences of his wicked actions. His very home comes to life in order to teach him a lesson, along with an opportunity for redemption. The opera is in French with English surtitles … +

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Nicholaus Poelwijk in Piano Concert at Clarke Recital Hall

Wed Nov 13, 2019

Born in Portland, Oregon to a musical family, Nicholaus Poelwijk showed his interests in piano from a young age. Beginning his piano studies at the age of three, as a high school student he went on to win the senior division of the prestigious Northwest Chopin Festival in Seattle, Washington. Poelwijk’s playing is perhaps best described by his first prominent teacher, who … +

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Chiaroscuro: Frost Chorale at Gusman Concert Hall

Fri Oct 25, 2019

Frost’s new Director of Choral Activities, Amanda Quist, leads the Frost Chorale in an evening of choral masterworks. The performance features Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw’s To the Hands, a work that not only follows up on Dieterich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, but also Emma Lazarus’s The New Colossus, the poem on the Statue of Liberty. Amanda Quist, director Anita Castiglione, piano … +

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1959: Frost Studio Jazz Band

Wed Nov 13, 2019

Party as if it’s 1959 as the Frost Studio Jazz Band presents new arrangements of music from some of the greatest recordings released that year. Taking a journey through history-changing albums including Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck’s Time Out, and John Coltrane’s Giant Steps. Stephen Guerra, director Nov 13, 2019, 7:30 PM

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Jazz Season Kick-Off Reception at ArtServe

Nov 21, 2019

Join members and friends of the Gold Coast Jazz Society for a filled season opening reception.  Jazz provided by student jazz ensembles of the University of Miami Frost School of Music.  Light bites and beverages included.

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The American Music Ensemble at Gusman Concert Hall

Wed Nov 6, 2019

Here’s a chance to hear the American Music Ensemble, one of Frost’s premier groups, comprised of the top performing songwriters in the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program. The ensemble received the 2015 DownBeat Magazine Award for outstanding performance by a collegiate blues/pop/rock ensemble. The American Music Ensemble is comprised of the top performing songwriters in the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program at the … +

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“Opus Yemayá”: Frost Chamber Players at Gusman Hall

Oct 29, 2019, 7:30 PM

Virtuoso Frost faculty members join forces to perform music by women composers from around the world, in an evening of bold modern works, masterful classics, and inspired premieres. Associate Professor Dorothy Hindman guides us through the world of women composers in a 30-minute pre-concert discussion with the artists. Valerie Coleman and Jennifer Grim, flutes Robert Weiner, oboe Margaret Donaghue, clarinet Gabriel Beavers, … +

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Chiaroscuro: Frost Chorale at Gusman Concert Hall

Fri Oct 25, 2019

Frost’s new Director of Choral Activities, Amanda Quist, leads the Frost Chorale in an evening of choral masterworks. The performance features Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw’s To the Hands, a work that not only follows up on Dieterich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, but also Emma Lazarus’s The New Colossus, the poem on the Statue of Liberty. UM Gusman Concert Hall Amanda Quist, … +

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Beethoven and the Past: Frank Cooper’s Musicology Series at Clarke Recital Hall

Thu Sep 12, 2019

Frost School of Music presents “Beethoven and the Past: Frank Cooper’s Musicology Series.” Professor Emeritus Frank Cooper as he walks guest through the wonders of Ludwig van Beethoven’s life. In this talk, Mr. Cooper explores the importance of J.S. Bach, Joseph Haydn, W.A. Mozart and Antonio Salieri as sources of inspiration for the young Beethoven.