By UM News

Season of music

By UM News
The Frost School of Music’s signature concert series, Frost Music Live!, opens Sept. 7 at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall.

The Frost School of Music will kick off its 2018-2019 concert season, Frost Music Live!, on Friday, Sept. 7, a season of 110 concerts and events featuring jazz, pop, classical and more that will be held at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall. 

There is a special promotion for the opening night’s performance, featuring Emmy-winning composer and conductor Jeff Beal, who will be performing with the Henry Mancini Orchestra. 

The first 50 University of Miami faculty, staff and students get in free to the event, using the code, USPECIAL, when they log in to the site, http://frostmusiclive.com. Limit one ticket per person. After the first 50 are taken, tickets can be purchased for $10 by utilizing the same code. This offer expires at 5 p.m. Sept. 7, the night of the concert. 

Frost Music Live!, includes the Signature Series, an unparalleled offering of 24 concerts with top GRAMMY, Emmy and Tony award-winning and nominated guest artists collaborating with the highly acclaimed Frost School of Music faculty artists and students. All concerts and events will be held at Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, with the exception of the Nov. 9 performance featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein that will be at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are required for all events. 

Students may attend most concerts for free, except for the events on Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Oct. 15 and Nov. 13. For these concerts, students may purchase $10 tickets at the door. Faculty and staff can get $5 off any concert using code: UMFALLEMPL. Discounted tickets must be purchased at http://frostmusiclive.com/  

Here is a listing of events through November: 

Friday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m., “Opening Night: Battleground—Music performed Live to Screen on Stage”: Five-time Emmy-winning composer and conductor Jeff Beal will take the stage, leading the Henry Mancini Orchestra though his own score titled Battlegroundfrom the television series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. Other compositions by Beal will also be performed. 

Friday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m., “Kneebody”: American band Kneebody is known for their explosive rock energy combined with nuanced chamber ensemble playing. The group does not have a leader, but integrates the talents of pianist and composer Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, bassist and composer Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and multi-instrumentalist, Nate Wood. 

Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m., “Pictures at an Exhibition”: Resident conductor Carl St. Clair and associate conductor Alexander Magalong join the Frost Symphony Orchestra to 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 

Sunday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m., “Valedictory—Trudy Kane”: 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.

Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m., “Schumann Piano Masterpieces”:Associate Professor of Keyboard Performance Tian Ying 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. 

Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., “Bruckner’s Symphony”: The Frost Symphony Orchestra and resident conductor Gerard Schwarz will 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.  

Monday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m., “Broadway @ Frost”: Joshua Henry, Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s Carouseland 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.” 

Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m., “Guitar, Piano and Voice—Harmonies from the Americas”: 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, Villa-Lobos, Lecuona and more. Dean Shelly Berg will accompany them on the piano as well. 

Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center, “Leonard Bernstein: 100 and Beyond”: Rediscover Leonard Bernstein’s powerful scores for iconic American dramas, including West Side Storyand 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 Frost Dean Shelly Berg for an unforgettable evening. For tickets, call 305.949.6722 or visit www.arshtcenter.org. NOTE: This event is at the Adrienne Arsht Center. 

Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m., “A Night of Jo Lawry”: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

Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., “Ingrid Jensen with the Frost Studio Jazz Band”: 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. 

Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m., “Adam Rogers with the Frost Concert Jazz Band and Frost Jazz Sextet”: The Frost Sextet and Frost Concert Jazz Band premiere of 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.  

Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m., “European Classical Masterworks”: Join the Frost Symphony Orchestra and resident conductor Michelle Merrill as they play a range of European masterpieces: Giuseppe Verdi’s La forza del destinoOverture, 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 orLe tricorne). 

Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., “Saxophonepalooza”: 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. The concert will 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.