Frost School of Music Announces 2nd Annual Frost Music Live! Line Up

Frost School of Music Announces 2nd Annual Frost Music Live! Line Up

By UM News

Frost School of Music Announces 2nd Annual Frost Music Live! Line Up

By UM News
110 Concerts In Four Themes To Showcase Miami’s Unique Musical Culture - From Jazz To The Classics Featuring World Renowned Emmy® And GRAMMY® Award Winning Artists/Composers, Esteemed Frost Faculty And Student Ensembles.

Highlights Include:
Five-Time Emmy Award Winning Composer/Conductor Jeff Beal (House of Cards),
Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra’s Tribute To Leonard Bernstein,
Explosive Electric Jazz Group Kneebody,
Tony Nominated Broadway Stars Joshua Henry (Hamilton & Carousel)
and Marcus Lovett (Phantom of the Opera)

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, recently named one of the Top 10 music schools by Billboard magazine, is pleased to present the extraordinary line-up for Frost Music Live, 110 concerts and events in four themes: Frost Classics, Jazz, Pops & Beyond, Frost Faculty Recitals and Frost Lectures. Frost Music Live includes the Signature Series, an unparalleled offering of 24 concerts featuring top GRAMMY®, Emmy® and Tony® award winning and nominated guest artists, collaborating with the esteemed award winning faculty and students of the Frost School of Music. 

This season starts with a Signature Series event on September 7th with 5-time Emmy® Award winning composer Jeff Beal performing a stage-to-screen concert of his score for the acclaimed television series Battleground. The Signature Series, which replaced the month-long Festival Miami in 2017, will conclude on April 26, 2019. 

In commenting Shelly G. Berg, Dean of the Frost School of Music stated: “I am excited and proud to present Frost Music Live and the second season of the Signature Series. Miami is the “hottest” city with great culture and musical diversity and FML mirrors the magic of this city, with a brilliant array of talent from all walks of the musical hemisphere and creative process, at an affordable price to our community and visitors alike. ”

Frost Music Live and the Signature Series are unrivaled in its scope of musical presentations that expand academic opportunities for Frost students while presenting cultural enrichment to all of South Florida and its visitors  Performances are held in the 600-seat UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive on the Coral Gables campus; unless otherwise noted.  Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.frostmusiclive.com, by calling 305-284-2400, or via email fmtickets@miami.edu.  General admission and assigned seating begin at $20, seniors at $15. and students at $10. with I.D. required. 

A complete schedule can be found via www.frostmusiclive.com

Frost Music Live Signature Series

Below are highlights from the “Signature Series”.  The series features Frost major ensembles, chamber music, and faculty recitals, along with exciting guest artists.

SEPTEMBER, 2018

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Classics
Friday, September 7, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Opening Night Red Carpet Celebration
BATTLEGROUND—Music Performed Live to Screen on Stage
Jeff Beal, composer and conductor
Music and movie buffs alike will be mesmerized as Jeff Beal, five-time Emmy-winning composer of music for film, media and concert halls, joins the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Orchestra on stage. The evening features a live music-to-screen performance of Battleground, Beal’s score from the acclaimed television series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. Other compositions by Beal will also be performed.

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Jazz, Pops, &  Beyond
Friday, September 14, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Kneebody
Adam Benjamin piano, composer
Shane Endsley, trumpet
Kaveh Rastegar, bass, composer
Ben Wendel, saxophone
Nate Wood, multi-instrumentalist
Kneebody’s sound is explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, with highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no-holds-barred improvising. All “sounds-like” references can be set aside; this band has created a genre and style all its own.
Ticket Required

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Classics
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Pictures at an Exhibition—Frost Symphony Orchestra
Carl St. Clair, resident conductor
Alexander Magalong, associate conductor
Join the Frost Symphony Orchestra with resident conductor Carl St. Clair as they perform Hector Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9; Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2; and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Faculty Recitals
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Valedictory—Trudy Kane, flute
Shelton Berg, Santiago Rodriguez and Oleksii Ivanchenko, piano
For her final recital at the Frost School of Music, flutist and associate professor Trudy Kane plays works close to her heart. Enjoy Kane’s interpretation of Philippe Gaubert’s Sonata No. 3, Valerie Coleman’s Requiem Milonga, Kane’s published transcription of Gabriel Fauré’s Violin Sonata, and more.

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Faculty Recitals
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Schumann Piano Masterpieces—Tian Ying
Associate Professor of Keyboard Performance Tian Ying, honored at the renowned Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, has been acclaimed as one of the finest pianists in America. His eloquent and emotionally intense playing will be showcased in some of Schumann’s greatest works for solo piano, including Kinderszenen, Fantasie, and Carnaval.

 

OCTOBER

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Classics
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Bruckner’s Symphony—Frost Symphony Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, resident conductor
Alexander Magalong, associate conductor
Join the Frost Symphony Orchestra and resident conductor Gerard Schwarz as they play David Diamond’s Symphony No. 4; the world premiere of Ben Webster’s Junction (the 2017-18 Student Composition Winner); and Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major.

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Jazz, Pops & Beyond
Monday, October 15, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Broadway @ Frost—Joshua Henry and Marcus Lovett
Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Classics
Monday, October 15, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Joshua Henry, Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s Carousel and lead of the first U.S. tour of Hamilton, returns to Frost to receive the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award. Marcus Lovett, the lead in Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, joins Henry and Frost stars of tomorrow in an evening of iconic music from “The Great White Way.” Don’t miss it!

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Classics
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Guitar, Piano, and Voice—Harmonies from the Americas
Eglise Gutierrez, guest soprano
Rafael Padron, guitar
Shelly Berg, piano
World-renowned, Cuban-born soprano Eglise Gutierrez joins Frost professor and guitarist Rafael Padron performing pieces by Spanish and Latin American composers Falla, Rodrigo, Granados, Villalobos, Lecuona, and more. Dean Shelly Berg accompanies them on piano for a memorable evening.

 

NOVEMBER

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Jazz, Pops, & Beyond
Friday, November 9, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall
Frost School’s Henry Mancini Orchestra and JAZZ ROOTS present
Leonard Bernstein 100 and Beyond
Ann Hampton Callaway, voice
Kirk Whalum, saxophone
Shelly Berg, piano
Scott Flavin, Conductor
Rediscover Leonard Bernstein’s powerful scores for iconic American dramas, including West Side Story and On the Waterfront, in new arrangements by Frost students and faculty. Jazz singer and Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway and star R&B saxophonist Kirk Whalum join Dean Shelly Berg for an unforgettable evening.
For tickets, call 305.949.6722 or visit arshtcenter.org.

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Jazz, Pops, & Beyond
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
A Night of Jo Lawry—Frost Extensions and Frost Jazz Vocal I
Jo Lawry, singer-songwriter
Kate Reid, director
Top student vocal groups join songwriter and jazz/pop vocalist Jo Lawry, hailed as a “singer of dazzling self-possession” by the New York Times, on expanded arrangements of original material from her 2017 album The Bathtub and the Sea, as well as other jazz, pop and rock tunes.

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Jazz, Pops, & Beyond
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Ingrid Jensen with the Frost Studio Jazz Band
Stephen Guerra, director
Ingrid Jensen, trumpet, composer
Juno Award-winning trumpet player Ingrid Jensen is an in-demand musician and composer who has performed with a multi-generational cast of jazz and pop stars, including Clark Terry, Esperanza Spalding, and Sarah McLachlan.
She joins the Frost Studio Jazz Band on compositions written by Stephen Guerra, her sister Christine Jensen, and her own.

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Jazz, Pops, & Beyond
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Adam Rogers with the Frost Concert Jazz Band and Frost Jazz Sextet
Adam Rogers, guest jazz guitar
John Daversa and Chuck Bergeron, directors
The Frost Sextet and Frost Concert Jazz Band premiere Concerto for Guitar and Jazz Orchestra, a new work from in-demand guitarist and composer Justin Morell, featuring jazz guitarist Adam Rogers, sideman for the likes of Randy Brecker, Bill Evans and David Binney.

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Classics
Friday, November 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
European Classical Masterworks—Frost Symphony Orchestra
Santiago Rodríguez, piano
Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano
Michelle Merrill, resident conductor
Alexander Magalong, associate conductor
Join the Frost Symphony Orchestra and resident conductor Michelle Merrill as they play a range of European masterpieces: Giuseppe Verdi’s La forza del destino Overture, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, and Manuel de Falla’s El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat or Le tricorne).

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Classics
Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Saxophonepalozza—Frost Wind Ensemble
Robert M. Carnochan, conductor
Tina DiMeglio, guest conductor
Matt Browne, Joel Love, and Carlos Simon, guest composers
Dale Underwood, alto saxophone
PRISM Quartet, guest saxophone quartet
We celebrate the sound of everyone’s favorite horn! The Frost Wind Ensemble hosts top saxophonists PRISM Quartet, in the world premiere of Matt Browne’s Cabinet of Curiosities, and Dale Underwood, in Joel Love’s Lyric Concerto. We open with the exhilarating work of Carlos Simon, an innovative composer and rising star whose music straddles the worlds of jazz, gospel, classical and neo-romanticism.

 

JANUARY, 2019

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Jazz, Pops, & Beyond
Friday, January 18, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Craig Carothers Presents Nashville Songwriters in the Round
Craig Carothers, singer-songwriter, guitar
Michael Logen, singer-songwriter, guitar
Pete Wasner, singer-songwriter, piano
Nashville-based “songwriter’s songwriter” Craig Carothers hosts fellow multi-genre songsmiths Pete Wasner and Michael Logen (both have written songs for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Garth Brooks, and Willie Nelson)  in a beloved, longtime tradition from the Music City’s legendary Bluebird Café: an intimate, unscripted evening of songwriters playing and telling stories of their most famous and memorable songs.

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Classics
Monday, January 28, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
SYBARITE5—Outliers
Sami Merdinian, violin
Sarah Whitney, violin
Angela Pickett, viola
Laura Metcalf, cello
Louis Levitt, bass
Recently dubbed the “millennial Kronos,” SYBARITE5 combines superb classical musicianship with passion and grit to create a concert experience that never disappoints. They will perform selections from their latest album, Outliers, which recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts, and features works written for them by favorite composers and friends. 

 

FEBRUARY

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Classics
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
#CelloLove—Thomas Mesa, cello
What better way to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day than with heart-tugging cello and piano music? Award-winning concert cellist Thomas Mesa plays music by Beethoven, Debussy, Schumann, Rachmaninoff; the Frost Cello Ensemble joins him at the end of the program.  

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Faculty Recitals
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Romantic Works for Viola—Jodi Levitz
Oleksii Ivanchenko, piano
Margaret Donaghue Flavin, clarinet
Bettina Mussumeli, guest violin
Following her ravishingly beautiful debut recital last year, Frost professor and viola virtuoso Jodi Levitz returns to the Gusman stage in a performance of romantic works to celebrate Valentine’s Eve. Program includes the premiere of a new work for viola and piano by Thomas Sleeper.

 

MARCH

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Classics
Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Black Lives—Music from the Operas of Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis, guest composer
Carl DuPont and Kevin Short, guest bass-baritones
Alan Johnson, piano
Join pioneering composer Anthony Davis for a musical and emotional voyage through African-American history, with selections from his acclaimed, seminal operas X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X and Amistad, as well as two recent works: FIVE, based on the story of the Central Park Five, and The Darkest Light in the Heart, inspired by the racism-inspired Dylann Roof shooting. Also featuring Frost alumnus Carl DuPont and former Frost faculty member Kevin Short.

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Faculty Recitals
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Musical Treasures of Beethoven and More—Tian Ying and Ross Harbaugh
Ross Harbaugh, cello
Tian Ying, piano
“Poet of the cello” Ross Harbaugh teams up with acclaimed pianist and fellow Frost faculty member Tian Ying on musical treasures by Shostakovich and Beethoven, plus soulful serenades by Saint-Saëns, Lecuona, and Bloch. A prize-winning performer and member of the Bergonzi String Quartet, Harbaugh will also sing, play guitar, and deliver other musical surprises.

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Classics
Sunday, March 24, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Silver Linings—Frost Wind Ensemble
Robert Carnochan, conductor
Jeffrey Summers, guest conductor
Frank Ticheli, guest composer/conductor
Trudy Kane, flute
Peter Warshaw, guest speaker
Frost faculty member Trudy Kane’s final concert before retirement features Frank Ticheli’s Silver Linings, a concerto for flute and wind ensemble commissioned by Peter Warshaw, in memory of his wife’s suicide. Warshaw will also lead a discussion on the causes and signs of this tragic phenomenon.

 

APRIL

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Classics
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Zéphyros Winds
Saxton Rose, Bassoon
Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet
Frost’s Newest Faculty Member Jennifer Grim, flute
Zohar Schondorf, horn
Fatma Daglar, oboe
One of America's leading chamber ensembles, Zéphyros Winds brings together the diverse voices of the Great American Landscape in a richly varied program featuring works by Samuel Barber, John Harbison, Elliott Carter, Valerie Coleman, and the premiere of a newly commissioned work by renowned composer and jazz bandleader David Sanford.

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Jazz, Pops & Beyond
Friday, April 12, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Fire From Within—Charles Castleman and John Daversa
Charles Castleman, violin
John Daversa, electronic valve instrument
Scott Flavin, conductor
Premieres and performances by stellar Frost artists. Frost professor and acclaimed violinist Charles Castleman leads David Amram’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, while Studio Music and Jazz chair John Daversa solos on the premiere of Stephen Guerra’s Portrait in Blue. A new work by Henry Mancini Institute Fellow Bryan Kennard rounds out the evening.  

 

Frost Music Live Signature Series—Frost Classics
Friday, April 26, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra—Frost Symphony Orchestra
Larry Rachleff, resident conductor
Alexander Magalong, associate conductor
Larry Rachleff leads the Frost Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of a new symphony by James M. Stephenson; as well as Antonín Dvořák’s Carnival Overture, Op 92 and Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.