Frost School's HMI Orchestra Celebrate Mancini

Frost Music Live Presents: HMI Orchestra Celebrates Mancini

By UM News

Frost Music Live Presents: HMI Orchestra Celebrates Mancini

By UM News
Frost Music Live presents Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra Celebrates Mancini, featuring special guest Shelly Berg, as well as music by HMI artistic director multi-Grammy winner Maria Schneider and former-managing director Steve Guerra.

Frost Music Live presents Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra Celebrates Mancini, featuring special guest and multi-Grammy nominee Shelly Berg, as well as music by HMI artistic director multi-Grammy winner Maria Schneider and HMI former-managing director Steve Guerra Frost Music Live presents its critically acclaimed Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra in a very special evening celebrating the music of the GRAMMY and Oscar-winning legendary composer it honors, Henry Mancini, Friday, February 19, 2021, at 7:30 PM.

The concert will be broadcast live from the 600-seat capacity Gusman Concert Hall on the Frost School of Music campus at the University of Miami. In keeping with the Frost School's policy since the beginning of the pandemic, the concert will be broadcast live and free to the public on YouTube.

Featured in the evening's program is a special guest multi-GRAMMY nominated musician, composer, pianist Dean Shelly Berg of the Frost School of Music. It was Dean Berg, who with the blessing of the Mancini family moved the Henry Mancini Institute to Miami in 2007, where its values could be merged with the Frost School's shared passion for training young musicians for a wider world of music than traditional conservatories. The evening's program will also showcase the music of HMI's Artistic Director multi GRAMMY-winning composer/musician and orchestra leader Maria Schneider and former Managing Director of HMI Steve Guerra

HMI is so excited to return to live performance and to celebrate the past, the present, and the future here at the Frost School of Music, stated Scott Flavin, Resident Conductor, The Henry Mancini Institute, Professor of Violin Frost School of Music. We'll be presenting original arrangements by Henry Mancini himself, contributions by past and present Artistic Directors of HMI, and our own fabulous pianist and composer Shelly Berg, who is responsible for bringing HMI to Frostthis will be a performance not to be missed!

The Frost School of Music's Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra (HMI Orchestra) is a highly acclaimed ensemble comprised of a full orchestra (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion), plus a full jazz band (saxophones, trombones, trumpets), rhythm section instruments (piano, guitar, bass, drums) and world percussion. HMI is made up of writers, arrangers, and musicians who play a multitude of musical styles, including classical, jazz, Latin, world music, and others. They often work with artists and composers on the cutting edge of today's music to create unique and contemporary blends of these genres. Live concert broadcast is free to the public on Youtube About Frost Music Live!

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami proudly launched its annual Frost Music Live Series in September 2017. The series offers more than 100 concerts each year, providing for people of all ages the chance to be enriched by live musical performances. It is unrivaled in its scope of musical presentations and contributions while expanding academic opportunities and cultural enrichment to all of South Florida and its visitors. The series features the Frost School of Music's widely known artist-faculty and student ensembles, and world-renowned guest artists. Visit www.frostmusiclive.com for additional information.

About Frost School of Music

The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music is one of the largest and most highly acclaimed music schools located in a private university in the U.S., and one of the most comprehensive and relevant in all of higher education. With over 700 students and 100 faculty members, it is a top choice for instrumental, keyboard, and vocal performance as well as composition, music business, music education, music engineering technology, music therapy, songwriting, jazz, studio music, and more. It is one of two schools created in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded. The naming gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost in 2003 was a historic occasion. Consistently named one of the Top 10 music schools by Billboard Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter among numerous other media outlets, The Frost School of Music seeks to transform lives through the study and performance of music and to enhance music's future as the result of the most innovative and relevant curricula in higher education. For further information, visit www.frost.miami.edu. Follow us at @FrostSchoolUM.