Frost School of Music Virtual Concerts EXTENDED

Frost School of Music Virtual Concerts EXTENDED

By UM News

Frost School of Music Virtual Concerts EXTENDED

By UM News
The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is pleased to announce Friday Nights @ Frost, a virtual concert series which began March 27, featuring live streams of Frost Music Live concerts from this past season has been extended through the end of May.

This series is in addition to Live at Home in the City of Beautiful in partnership with the City of Coral Gables and #FrostiesPerformForU, a continuously growing channel of performances posted by the Frost School of Music students, alumni, and faculty committed to keeping the music alive! A complete schedule of all music being presented by Frost and how to access them follows:


Friday Nights@Frost

A virtual concert series on YouTube featuring rebroadcasts of Frost Music Live concert live streams from this past season. Concerts start at 7:30 PM EST every Friday through May 29.  Set reminders via links below.

  • May 1Frost Opera Theater-- “L'enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel” - originally performed November 20, 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 in a chamber orchestration for two pianos, cello, and flute. Set Reminder!


  • May 8 – Starry Night -- Valerie Coleman, with Margaret Donaghue, Svet Stoyanov, Shelly Berg, and special guests Alicia Hall Moran and Amanda Harberg -- originally performed September 13. In her concert debut as Assistant Professor of Performance, Chamber Music and Entrepreneurship, Grammy-nominated flutist and composer Valerie Coleman is showcased in an evening of poetry, visual art, and her own original chamber music. Set Reminder!


  • May 15 – Frost Jazz Vocal Ensembles with guest Sheila Jordan – originally performed on November 12. NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan is a one-of-a-kind singer and songwriter. She studied with Lennie Tristano and Charles Mingus; called Charlie Parker her “big brother” and teacher; has performed and recorded as a leader as well as with top artists and groups, and then nearly invented a performing setting featuring just voice and acoustic bass. Jordan is a true original with an unmatched talent for reimagining standards and inventing lyrics on the fly. Set Reminder!  


  • May 22 – Frost Symphony plays Brahms No. 2--Also featuring Professor Aaron Tindall playing the Samuel Jones Tuba Concerto – originally performed on September 14. In his debut as Frost’s new conductor of the Frost Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz offers a varied and demanding program. It includes the suite from the ballet Estancia by Alberto Ginastera, one of the greatest 20th century composers of the Americas; Samuel Jones’s Tuba Concerto, which Schwarz has called “the finest solo work for that instrument ever produced,” featuring Frost faculty tubist Aaron Tindall; and the evening closes with Brahms’s magnificent and melodic Symphony No. 2. Set Reminder! 


  • May 29 - 50th Anniversary of “Bitches Brew” featuring the Frost Concert Jazz Band with Dave Liebman and Charles Pillow - originally performed on January 15. Join the Frost Sextet and the Frost Concert Jazz Band as they 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. Set Reminder!



  • Where: Live on the City of Coral Gables Instagram page - @cityofcoralgables
  • When: Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-6:15 pm
  • Handles: @cityofcoralgables, @FrostSchoolUM
  • Hashtags: #LiveatHome #CityBeautiful #FrostiesPerformForU
  • Upcoming Schedule:
    • Monday, April 27 – “Bach Cello Suite” performed by Ross Harbaugh
    • Wednesday, April 29 – Award-Winning Classical Pianist, Lindsay Garritson
      • Bio: "I am an international concert pianist based in Miami, and the best part of my work is traveling to amazing places! For fun, I love to dance salsa and Argentine tango. At the Frost School of Music, I am a graduating doctoral student in Keyboard Performance (graduating May 2020).
    • Monday, May 4 –“Songwriting star of tomorrow” performed by Nanseera Wolff
      • Bio: Current student at UM, first-year undergrad in Frost. Nanseera is a gifted singer-songwriter with an international upbringing. Much of her writing is centered around places and she loves tea. She is in her first year at the Frost School of Music
    • Wednesday, May 6 – “Contemporary Piano Classics” performed by Jacob Mason
      • Bio: "I am a second-semester senior studying classical piano with professor Kevin Kenner. Both of my parents are on the composition faculty at Frost, so I’ve spent my whole life surrounded by music. I grew up in Miami and graduated from Miami Arts Charter School. I perform around the area as often as I can, and I’m really excited about all the digital performance platforms that are now opening up."
    • Monday, May 11 – Award-winning jazz pianist and musicologist, David Ake
      • Bio: David Ake, professor and chair of the Frost School of Music's Department of Musicology, is an award-winning scholar and educator in the fields of jazz and popular music. His publications include the books Jazz Cultures, Jazz Matters, and the co-edited collection Jazz/Not Jazz. Also active as a jazz pianist and composer, his most recent recordings as a leader are Bridges, Lake Effect, and Humanities (2018), all for the Posi-Tone label.
    • Wednesday, May 13 – Jennifer Grim, associate professor of flute
      • Bio: Jennifer Grim is an Associate Professor of Flute at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and a member of Zéphyros Winds, New York Chamber Soloists, and is Principal Flute of the Mozart Orchestra of New York. She is a frequent guest with several leading chamber music organizations, including the Boston Chamber Music Society and Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival, and holds degrees from Stanford University and Yale University.
    • Monday, May 18 – Melissa Martinez, Frost Student
      • Bio: Colombian-American soprano, Melissa Martinez, whose voice has been described as “large and lustrous” (South Florida Classical Review) was born and raised in Miami, FL. Melissa has been featured in The Frost Opera Theater productions as Clara in The Light in the Piazza, and Le Princesse in L’enfant et les sortilèges. She will be graduating in 2020 with a Bachelor of Music as a Classical Voice and Opera performance major from the University of Miami, Frost School of Music.
        She plans to continue with graduate studies in the Fall at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
    • Wednesday, May 20 – Alexandra Skye Brandenburg, Frost student
      • Bio: Vocalist & pianist Alex Brandenburg is currently pursuing her master's degree in Studio Music and Jazz Vocal Performance, studying with Dr. Kate Reid while serving as her teaching assistant. She sings in Downbeat award-winning vocal group Extensions and directs Jazz Vocal II. She is also a UM alum (BM '19). Alex has performed in major concert series such as the Stanford Jazz Festival and Jazz Roots at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
    • Monday, May 25 – Back by popular demand, Frost violinist Jodi Levitz and Frost violist Bettina Mussumeli play more classical music.
    • Wednesday, May 27 – Brian Powell, double bass & Karen Powell, violin
      • Brian Powell is Associate Professor: Double Bass and Music Education, while Karen Lord-Powell teaches violin, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire at the Frost School of Music, and is a member of the leadership team for the Experiential Music Curriculum.



Innovation is the name of the game, as Frost School of Music students, alumni, and faculty create video performances from their living rooms, kitchens, home studios, and more.  

Search: #FrostiesPerformForU on Instagram and Facebook.

Our YouTube Channel compilation is at


Performances are being uploaded constantly, so keep checking in.

Last updated: May 20, 2020