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La Cata Musical con César Muñoz

Friday, Sep 17, 2021 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Spanish

"La Cata Musical" is a show where the public has the opportunity to learn the behind the scenes, anecdotes and curiosities of the world of music in order to elevate their experience as music listeners.

In this opportunity, "La Cata Musical" presents a compendium of determining stories in the phenomenon of the globalization of our Hispanic music. From the first recordings that began to filter into different markets, the bets of the visionaries who paved the way, to the massive phenomena that have managed to captivate the whole world.

A musical tour to witness a journey full of nuances that made it possible for Hispanic music to conquer the world.

Location

Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33027 (Map)

Dante Vargas & the Cat Band FREE Sunday

Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Sunday Sept 19 from 6-9 PM: Miami Beach Onstage & Global Arts Project present Dante Vargas & the Cat Band. Vargas is a musical producer, arranger, musician and multiple Grammy winner. He was born in Peru in the city of Trujillo, where he started to explore the infinite world of music as a trumpet player. This would take him to visit the most important stages of the world. Due to his vast experience and professionalism, he relocated to Miami, Florida, home of the Latin beat.

This placed him at a very high level where he had the opportunity to perform in multiple genres such as Pop and Latin; he was also able to work with famous artists such as Marc Anthony, J-Lo, Shakira, Carlos Vives and many others. During these experiences, Dante has extracted the best and now leads a group of seven musicians, called "The Cat Band."

The show will be at Collins Plaza, 2200 Liberty Ave., a new site just adjacent to Collins Park in Miami Beach.

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Location

Collins Plaza
2200 Liberty Ave, MMiami Beach, FL 33140 (Map)

Contact Information

Kimberly Chmura

305-332-2623

Free Gospel Sundays: VaShawn Mitchell

Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 at 5:30 PM - English

Combining impassioned lyrics, and stellar musicianship, VaShawn Mitchell has cultivated a hallmark sound that has always been and continues to be affirming, inspiring and produces power-filled songs. Born in Harvey, Illinois well regarded as the 'birthplace of Gospel music,' the imprint of Chicago is clear throughout Mitchell's life and music. His career-defining hit, "Nobody Greater," spent nine weeks on the Billboard Gospel music charts in 2011.

He was the most nominated artist at the 27th Annual Stellar Awards in 2012, winning six awards including Artist of the Year. He has also been nominated for two Grammys and two Dove Awards. Mitchell's newest album, Elements, is a culmination of his 20-year career with a fusion of pop, rock, gospel and the signature Chicago gospel sound that has defined him. For more information, visit website.

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

At the Ballet: Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and Cinderella

Monday, Sep 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Aaron Tindall, tuba
  • Oleksii Ivanchenko, piano

Renowned Frost tuba professor and Sarasota Orchestra’s principal tubist, Aaron Tindall, lights up the stage with two of the most famous ballet masterpieces of all time. Tindall shares his virtuoso talent performing Suite No.1 from Romeo and Juliet and selections from Cinderella – by Russian Soviet composer Sergei Prokofiev, one of the giants of 20th century music. Enjoy a night “At the Ballet” with a tuba and fabulous music!

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

The Musical Legacy of Melton Mustafa: Frost Studio Jazz Band

Friday, Sep 24, 2021 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Etienne Charles, director
  • Jesse Jones Jr. and Melton Mustafa Jr., guest saxophonists

The DownBeat Awarding-winning Frost Studio Jazz Band celebrates a pillar of South Florida's musical community, Melton Mustafa. His brother, South Florida Jazz Hall of Famer Jesse Jones Jr., and GRAMMY®-nominated Melton Mustafa Jr. join them. Mustafa Sr. played with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Woody Herman orchestras, wrote an expansive oeuvre of music reflecting his experiences, and later established the jazz program at the region's premier historically Black university, Florida Memorial University.

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

All Without Words: Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Scott Flavin, conductor
  • John Daversa, trumpet

Experience the gripping music of composer Justin Morell, featured on John Daversa’s latest recording, All Without Words: Variations Inspired by Loren. Inspired by his non-verbal autistic son, Morell builds a series of emotional variations – sometimes painful, sometimes joyful – but always full of hope. “For beauty and heart, this music is above and beyond anything else today,” says All About Jazz.

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Pastor Marc Cooper's Gospel Gumbo Featuring Sensere

Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM - English

Soul-Filled Sounds from South Florida’s Greatest Gospel Musicians! Led by a pillar of South Florida’s own gospel community, Pastor Marc Cooper, Gospel Gumbo draws on the flavor of diverse musical styles, creating fresh new sounds by Miami’s top talents, featuring special guest artists SENSERE! Presented in partnership between Live Arts Miami, Rhythm Foundation and Upper Room Ministries.

The Black gospel musical tradition is central to American culture, and its cadence permeates our nation with rhythm and power. Join us as we celebrate and expand upon that legacy, led by a pillar of South Florida’s own gospel community, Pastor Marc Cooper, founder of the Stellar Award-winning Miami Mass Choir. Gospel Gumbo draws on the flavor of diverse musical styles, creating fresh new sounds by Miami’s top talents, featuring many special guests and featured artists.

Pastor Cooper (Bishop Cooper since July 2021!) has long centered music in his ministry and is nationally recognized for his artistry as a choir director and musical director, composer, and arranger, as a powerful force on the Hammond B3 organ. Special guests for this event are Sensere, a Miami-based nine-member Urban Inspirational Gospel Soul Band.

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Location

North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (Map)

Contact Information

Box Office

786-453-2897

305-237-3010

NorthBeachBandshell.com

Percussion Collective

Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 at 7:30 PM - English

The Hartford Courant says the Percussion Collective, “worked together so seamlessly that they almost seemed to share a kind of psychic connection. Seeing them perform was a pure joy.” Legendary performer and pedagogue Robert van Sice assembled a stunning collection of some of the world’s most esteemed and dynamic young voices in the percussion world. They display precise execution, sonic refinement, and dynamic onstage communication performing works by Garth Neustadter, Ezequiel Viñao, and Astor Piazzolla.

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Benise 20th Anniversary Tour

Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 at 8:00 PM - English

It's one hot night as the "Prince of Spanish guitar' celebrates 20 years of taking audiences on a musical journey through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Parisian Waltz, exotic drumming, and more! The show features fan favorites from the last 20 years and new songs from his 5th PBS special "Strings of Hope.' The 20th Anniversary Tour establishes Benise's Emmy Award-winning show as one of the longest running global Latin-themed theatrical productions and solidifies Benise as America's foremost native-born ambassador of Spanish guitar.

"Much like the recent PBS special Strings of Hope, with this show I want to take the audience on an escape to a beautiful Spanish courtyard filled with Flamenco dancers, stunning costumes, and fiery Spanish guitars." Benise says, "The live show will incorporate some fan favorites from my street performing days and rock classics like Led Zeppelin's Kashmir and AC/DC's Thunderstruck."

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Location

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Contact Information

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

GRAMMY-Winning Jazz Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant and Tribute

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Frost Jazz Vocal Ensemble
  • Kate Reid, director
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant, guest vocalist
  • Sullivan Fortner, guest pianist

Three-time GRAMMY winner Miami native Cecile McLorin Salvant named "finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade" (The New York Times) highlights this special evening with guest pianist Sullivan Fortner, who partnered with Salvant on the duo release The Window. The Frost Jazz Vocal Ensemble opens the concert celebrating the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, one of the great exponents of Brazilian music and the father of the bossa nova with classics like The Girl from Ipanema and Desafinado.

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Hispanic Heritage Special Concert with Aymée Nuviola

Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM - Spanish

Aymée Nuviola is a Cuban singer, pianist, composer and actress, nicknamed "La Sonera del Mundo". She is also known for having played Celia Cruz in the Colombian telenovela Celia.

Grammy® Award winner for Best Tropical Latin Album with A Journey Through Cuban Music in the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2020. Como anillo al dedo, Latin Grammy® award winner in 2018 as the best tropical fusion album and nominated for Cubadisco 2018 in the category of dance music voices, in 2014 nominated for the Latin Grammy® and Grammy® in 2015 with the album First Class to Havana as best Salsa album and best Tropical album. Aymée recently was selected among the 25 most influential hispanic women in USA by PEOPLE magazine. At the end of 2016, she reached # 1 on the Billboard Tropical list with the theme Bailando todo se olvida and she is the first Afro-Latina in the history of Spotify, in representing with her image and her music the Black History Month, of the year 2017 (annual celebration in the United States) through the playlist with the name, "Viva Afro-Latino".

Location

Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025 (Map)

Top of the World: A Carpenters Tribute featuring Debbie Taylor

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM - English

Following three years of sold out performances at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Debbie Taylor and Paul Stewart return with Top of the World: A Carpenters Tributefeaturing Debbie Tayloron Saturday, October 23 at 8 p.m.Taylor's vocal warmth and tone are exceptionally reminiscent of Karen Carpenter and her seven-piece band brings to life the most authentic versions of memorable hits like "We've Only Just Begun," "Close to You" and "Rainy Days and Mondays" plus seasonal favorites to kick-off the holidays. Tickets are $40-$50.

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Location

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188 Street, Aventura, FL 33180 (Map)

Contact Information

305-237-3341

877-311-7469

954-462-0222,

www.aventuracenter.org/events/detail/top-of-the-world-a-carpenters-tribute-2021

Jazz Roots: Chucho Valdés with the Yoruban Orchestra

Friday, Nov 5, 2021 at 8:00 PM - English

  • Hilario Duran and John Beasley, musical directors

The great Cuban pianist and composer Jesus "Chucho" Valdes presents the world premiere of La Creacion (The Creation), which explores the story of creation according to the Regla de Ocha, the Afro-Cuban religion known as Santeria. The piece includes elements of Santeria ritual music, African music, the blues and what Valdes describes as "an atmosphere in the style of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew." In partnership with the Frost School's Henry Mancini Institute Big Band.

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

MUSIC@SRT: Melton Mustafa Jr. & Friends: Jazz and R&B Concert

Friday, Nov 12, 2021 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

Join us for a night of Jazz, RnB, Funk and Soul featuring Miami’s own Grammy Nominated Music Educator and Recording Artist- Melton Mustafa Jr.!

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read more at: www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, call, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Location

Sandrell Rivers Theater
6101 NW 7th Ave Suite 79, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

Contact Information

Rommel Arellan-Marinas

305-284-8800

ftfshows.com

sandrellriverstheater.com

Pictures at an Exhibition: Frost Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 8:00 PM - English

  • Gerard Schwarz, conductor

Experience a stunning evening of music and visual arts! Modest Mussorgsky's musical work of ten movements, composed in 1874 will be paired with new works of art recreating the original inspiration for the composer. Written for piano, it became better known in orchestral form arranged by Maurice Ravel in 1922. Julia Perry's Study for Orchestra opens the program. Eugene Goossens' Jubilee Variationsfeatures contributions from distinguished composers including Aaron Copland.

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Schubertiade, Part I and II

Jan 30, 2022 & Jan 31, 2022 - click here for time schedule - English

Jeanette Thompson, host; Frost Chamber Players; Kevin Kenner, piano; Frank Ragsdale, tenor; Margaret Donahue, clarinet; Rafael Padron, guitar; Richard Todd, French horn; Scott Flavin, violin; Jodi Levitz, viola; Ross Harbaugh, cello; Brian Powell, bass; Amanda Quist, mezzo-soprano.

The Schubertiade is a tradition that began in 1815 when composer Franz Schubert was 18 years old. It originated as unpublicized, informal concerts of his music, but quickly spread throughout Europe, and eventually to the United States. The tradition remains. Schubertiade festivals and concerts now happen globally. To commemorate Schubert's 225th birthday, Frost faculty and Frost Chamber Players perform Octet D. 72 in F major, Variations on Trockne Blumen, Arpeggione Sonata, Auf dem Strom (On the River), Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock), his famous Trout Quintet, and more.

Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

An Italian Valentine

Monday, Feb 14, 2022 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Bettina Mussumeli, violin
  • Jodi Levitz, viola
  • Ross Harbaugh, cello

Miami’s newest chamber ensemble, I Solisti di Miami, takes us on a romantic musical journey to Vivaldi’s Venice. Led by Frost faculty Bettina Mussumeli, Jodi Levitz, and Ross Harbaugh, the ensemble also features Frost alumni and current students.

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

JACK Quartet

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 at 7:30 PM - English

Hailed by The New York Times as “our leading new-music foursome,” the JACK Quartet is one of the most acclaimed, renowned, and respected groups performing today. They maintain an unwavering commitment to performing and commissioning new works, giving voice to underheard composers, and cultivating an ever-greater sense of openness toward contemporary classical music. WQXR included the Quartet in its 2019 “19 for 19 Artists to Watch,” and they were awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Frost Concert Jazz Band with Terri Lyne Carrington

Thursday, Mar 3, 2022 at 7:30 PM - English

  • John Daversa, director
  • Terri Lyne Carrington, guest drummer

Frost Concert Jazz Band joins forces with drummer, producer, and educator Terri Lyne Carrington. She is also an NEA Jazz Master, multi-GRAMMY ®-winner, Doris Duke Award recipient, and Founder and Artistic Director for the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. Carrington has recorded and toured with countless jazz luminaries including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz, and Dianne Reeves. In 2013, she made history as the first woman to win a GRAMMY ® in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category.

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

The World Premiere of The Leopard

Mar 5, 2022 & Mar 6, 2022 - at 3:00 PM - English

The World Premiere of The Leopard: Frost Opera Theater and Frost Symphony Orchestra.

  • Music by Michael Dellaira and Libretto by J.D. McClatchy
  • Gerard Schwarz, conductor
  • Alan Johnson, music director
  • Jeffrey Buchman, stage director
  • Kim Josephson, baritone; Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano; Frank Ragsdale, tenor

A world premiere opera presented in Frost Opera Theater and Frost Symphony Orchestra's inaugural appearance at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. The Leopard, by composer Michael Dellaira and librettist J.D. McClatchy, was adapted from Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s internationally acclaimed novel Il Gattopardo and made famous with the film version starring Burt Lancaster (1963 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner). Conducted by Maestro Gerard Schwarz, this production features faculty baritone Kim Josephson in the title role, sharing the stage with Frost students, alumni, and faculty.

Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

Music of Mason Bates: Frost Wind Ensemble

Friday, Mar 11, 2022 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Robert Carnochan, conductor

Composer of the GRAMMY ®-winning opera, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, Mason Bates was named the most-performed composer of his generation in a recent survey of American music. As a composer, DJ, and curator, he is transforming how classical music is created and experienced. Legendary conductors from Riccardo Muti to Michael Tilson Thomas have championed him, and his symphonic music received widespread acceptance for its unique integration of electronic sounds. Bates’ Bootleggers Break makes its world premiere.

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

American Brass Quintet

Saturday, Mar 26, 2022 at 7:30 PM - English

The New York Times says, "Positively breathtaking," and Newsweek calls them, "The high priests of brass." The American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the leading chamber ensembles of our time. Winners of multiple awards including the 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America's highest honor and the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award, the Quintet's plentiful legacy includes performances around the world, nearly sixty recordings, and the premieres of more than one hundred fifty contemporary brass works.

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Storytellers: Luciana Souza and Vince Mendoza

Friday, Apr 8, 2022 at 8:00 PM - English

  • Featuring Frost Concert Jazz Band
  • John Daversa Quintet, opening act

Melding Brazilian pop and American jazz, GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Luciana Souza brings her deeply personal, colorful, and illuminated musicality to big-band arrangements of songs by her fellow Brazilians Chico Buarque, Ivan Lins, Gilberto Gil, and more. Souza's work transcends traditional musical boundaries, offering solid roots in jazz, a sophisticated lineage in world music and an enlightened approach to the latest sounds. She will be joined onstage by GRAMMY® winner Vince Mendoza and the Frost Concert Jazz Band.

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

US Coast Guard Band

Monday, Apr 11, 2022 at 7:30 PM - English

Formed in 1925, the 55-member United States Coast Guard Band is the premier band representing the United States Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security. They have performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and internationally. The repertoire includes a variety of music, from wind ensemble classics to swinging jazz charts.

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Maria Schneider Celebrates Earth Day!

Friday, Apr 22, 2022 at 7:30 PM - English

Maria Schneider Celebrates Earth Day! - Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

  • Maria Schneider and Scott Flavin, conductors

The Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute artistic director and multi-GRAMMY®-winner Maria Schneider present an evening of music, art, and science to honor Earth Day. Join us for this groundbreaking experience.

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

A Familiar Stage: Sandra Lopez and Alan Johnson

Monday, Apr 25, 2022 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Sandra Lopez, soprano
  • Alan Johnson, piano

The New York Times calls her voice, "meltingly beautiful." Opera News says it is "a dark-hued lyric instrument capable of considerable emotional power." Lopez has performed internationally to great acclaim. She shares the stage with Drama Desk winner and Frost Professor Alan Johnson. The program includes operatic repertoire drawn from signature roles created by Lopez's MET Opera performances. They will perform Italian repertoire and songs by women composers in honor of March Women's History Month. This is Lopez's first faculty voice recital since her 2019 Frost appointment.

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Frost Latin Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Dafnis Prieto, drums, director
  • Brian Lynch, trumpet

MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and GRAMMY ®-winner Dafnis Prieto conducts the DownBeat Award-winning Frost Latin Jazz Orchestra. The program will highlight music from the GRAMMY ®-winning album, The Omni-American Book Club, by Frost professor and GRAMMY ®-winner Brian Lynch. DownBeat said the album "has elevated Lynch's vast oeuvre to ambitious new heights of accomplishment and acclaim." Lynch joins on trumpet and Prieto on drums. NPR says Prieto, who is Cuban, "stretches and often shatters the expectations of straight-ahead jazz." Don't miss this special night.

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Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

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