Events: October 30, 2020

Orchestra Miami Happy Hour Concert

Friday, Oct 30, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - English

Orchestra Miami invites you to their Virtual Happy Hour Concert on Friday, October 23rd at 6pm! This free, virtual performance will feature Erin Gittelsohn and Kendra Hawley, oboes You can tune-in to the Happy Hour LIVE via Zoom or catch the performance on Facebook Live.

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Oboist Dr. Erin Gittelsohn performs throughout the South Florida area and instructs young musicians from the elementary through college level. She has served as principal oboist of the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C., and is currently oboe instructor at Florida Atlantic University and principal oboist of the Miami City Ballet Orchestra. Oboe and English horn soloist, Dr. Kendra Hawley, has performed internationally as a chamber musician, opera, ballet, theater and orchestral player. Currently a regular member of the Nu Deco Ensemble, Palm Beach Opera, and Tesserae Collective--a collaborative chamber music organization, Kendra was previously Assistant Principal Oboe and English Horn Soloist with the Orquesta Filharmonica de Santiago, Chile. She has performed with other ensembles including: Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile, Orquesta Sinfonica de Concepción, Florida Grand Opera, Naples Philharmonic, Orlando Philharmonic, and Virginia Symphony Orchestra.


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Virtual event, Miami, FL 33133 (Map)

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4th Annual Frost Music Liveconcert Series

Friday, Oct 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM - English

Frost School of Music Line-Up for 4th Annual Frost Music Liveconcert Series Highlights Performances by Award Winning All-Star Faculty and Students.

Fall Concerts to be Broadcast on YouTube to the Public for Free.

Performances include: Henry Mancini Institute's Artistic Director 5-time GRAMMY® Award Winner Maria Schneider, World-Renowned Conductor of the Frost Symphony Orchestra Gerard Schwarz, the Frost Award-Winning Jazz Vocal Ensemblesand more...

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The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has announced the upcoming schedule for its critically acclaimed FROST MUSIC LIVEconcert series through November. The virtual series continues the school policy of keeping the music playing, free to the public through a variety of platforms since the pandemic began in March.

Since its inception, Frost Music Live concert season has featuredtop name guest artists and alumni performing with Frost School facultyartists and talented students. In order to maintain everyone's safety during these challenging times, concerts are being live-streamed while performed safely on the school stages, or rebroadcast for a later date. Notable highlights include:Frost Bands in the Age of Covid,an ambitious classical concert of music for winds; the Frost Superbanda night of music for jazz big band featuring guest conductor Maria Schneideralong with members of the Frost Concert Jazz Band and Frost Studio Jazz Band;the Frost Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Gerard Schwarz; Rock the Musical with the Frost Theatre Ensemble; and the MSJ Jazz Ensemble directed by three-time GRAMMY winner John Daversa. Strick safety protocolsare being followed by faculty and students for all performances.

“We are very excited to present the line-up for our 4th Annual Frost Music Live Concert Series,” stated Dean Shelly Berg. “While this year has presented unique challenges, we have found ways to create opportunities to showcase the extraordinary talented members of our faculty in collaboration with our students in a variety of world-class performances. We are pleased that our students can continue to grow as artists, and to be able to keep our musical community together with the Frost Music Live virtual free concert series untilwe can present music live in-person again.”

The schedule through the end of November is as follows:

  • Sunday, October 18, 2020, 4:00p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Pre-Recorded
    Frost Bands in the Age of COVID-19
    Robert M. Carnochan, conductor
    Steven Moore, conductor
    Tina DiMeglio, graduate conductor
    Jack J. Hontz, graduate conductor
    Roy McLerran, graduate conductor
    This ambitious concert of music for winds includes Richard Strauss's Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare, Paul Wranitzky (F.J. Haydn) Partita in F Major, Gustav Holst's First Suite in E-flat for Military Band, the Scherzo alla Marcia movement from Ralph Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 8 in D minor, and Paul Hindemith's Konzertmusik für Blasorchester, op. 41.
  • Monday, October 19, 2020, 7:30p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Pre-Recorded
    Frost Choral Studies—Choralcopia
    Amanda Quist, Corin Overland, Kate Reid, Alan Johnson, Raina Murnak, directors
    Scott AuCoin, Jamie Bunce, Victoria Nieto-Betancourt, Caroline Player, Liana Salinas, graduate student conductors
    The Frost Choral Studies area will showcase vocal ensemble music from the Frost School of Music. Featuring Frost Bella Voce, Symphonic Choir, Frost Opera Theater, JV1, and Biscaydence.
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 7:30p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Livestream
    Frost Superband—Familiar Names, New Sounds
    Steve Guerra Jr., conductor
    Troy Roberts, saxophone
    Maria Schneider, Guest Conductor
    A night of music for jazz big band, featuring members of the Frost School's acclaimed Frost Concert Jazz Band and Frost Studio Jazz Band. The band will perform newly released and/or never recorded music by Maria Schneider, Mary Lou Williams, Manny Albam and students in the band. Special thanks to Rob and Doug Duboff at Ejazzlines for making available historic musical arrangements that have never been recorded.
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020,7:30p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Livestream
    Darker America—Frost Symphony Orchestra
    Gerard Schwarz, director
    This concert begins with a tone poem by the dean of African American composers, William Grant Still (1895-1978). An extremely accomplished musician, Still played oboe in the pit orchestra for Sissle and Blake's very successful musical, Shuffle Along. In 1926, conductor Eugene Goossens premiered Darker America, which became Still's first major success. Still wrote, “Darker America is representative of the American Negro, and suggests triumph over sorrow through fervent prayer.”

    The W.A. Mozart's (1756-1791) Symphony No. 41, nicknamed the Jupiter Symphony, is the largest and most complex of his symphonies. It is the culmination of the great classical period symphony, paving the way for Beethoven's revolutionary works.

    Frost student competition winners Kristin Baird, violin; Tadao Hermida, cello; and Pricila Navarro, piano perform Ludwig van Beethoven's (1770-1827) Triple Concerto in celebration of the composer's 250th birthday. This is the only Beethoven concerto for multiple instruments and one of seven works that he wrote that included the piano and an orchestra.
  • Sunday, October 25, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
    Online Broadcast
    Frost Sax Quartets
    Dale Underwood, director
    This concert will feature members from the Frost Saxophone Studio that range from Freshmen to Doctoral students. The program will include music for saxophone quartets from the 20th and 21st century and run the gamut from folksongs and vaudeville, to classical and modern.
  • Friday, October 30, 2020, 7:30p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Pre-Recorded
    Frost Chorale—The Promise of Living
    Amanda Quist, director
    The Frost Chorale celebrates the promise of living with choral music that shares our dreams for the future through song. Featuring works by Undine Smith Moore, the "Dean of Black Women Composers," as well as works by composers riks Esenvalds, Eric Whitacre, Aaron Copland, and Bob Chilcott.
  • Sunday, November 8, 2020, 8:00p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Pre-Recorded
    Frost Music Theater Ensemble—Rock the Musical
    Frank Ragsdale, director
    The Frost Music Theater Ensemble explores the pop/rock genres used in so many musicals today from Motown to Hip Hop. Join us as we delve into the different eras and discover how the music emerged from the political and social climate of the time.
  • Monday, November 9, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
    MSJ Small Jazz Ensemble Concert
    John Daversa, director
    Featuring student groups, Extensions directed by Kate Reid, Odd Times Ensemble directed by Errol Rackipov, and the Jazz Trumpet Ensemble directed by Michael Dudley and Michael Gutierrez.
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Livestream
    Beethoven, Mozart, and Prokofiev—Frost Conductor's Orchestra
    Gerard Schwarz and Scott Flavin, directors
    Matthew Cooperman, Kyle Elgarten, Carlos Lopez, Camilo Tellez, graduate conducting majors
    Witness the future of classical music with the next generation of conductors. The program consists of masterpieces of the orchestral literature. Enjoy one of Mozart's last symphonies, Symphony No. 39; Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, which marked Beethoven's symphonic composing debut; Beethoven's Overture to Egmont, composed during the Napoleonic Wars and later became the unofficial anthem of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution; Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, which was written in connection to Heinrich Joseph von Collin's play; and Prokofiev Symphony No. 1, which was the first neoclassical composition.
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 7:30p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Pre-Recorded
    Menotti ReMixed - A New Look at the Operas of Gian Carlo Menotti and Samuel Barber
    Frost Opera Theater -- Alan Johnson and Jeffrey Buchman, directors
    For Fall 2020, Frost opera students will delve deep into the works of Gian Carlo Menotti and Samuel Barber with self-directed videos they have created to their performances of excerpts from Menotti's Amelia at the Ball, The Medium, The Telephone, Maria Golovin, The Old Maid and the Thief, The Consul, The Saint of Bleecker Street, and Barber's Hand of Bridge, and Vanessa. The program will also feature two scenes by British composers Benjamin Britten (A Midsummer Night's Dream), and Jonathan Dove (Flight).
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 7:30p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Livestream
    Frost XJB and Frost Septet
    Chuck Bergeron, director
    Enjoy a night of impressive jazz music and incredible energy.The concert will begin with a set performed by The Frost Septet, featuring a program of original music created by the students for this concert. The XJB then performs arrangements by their musical director, senior Kenton Luck. Selections will include Joe Henderson's Jenrikisha and the Sammy Fain classic I'll Be Seeing You.
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 7:30p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Livestream
    Frost Superband—The Big Three meet Studio Jazz Writing
    Steve Guerra, Jr., director
    The Frost Superband plays the music of Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, and Jim McNeely, three former musical directors of the famed Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, as well as the premiere of compositions by members of the Frost Studio Jazz Writing Program.
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7:30p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Livestream
    Jazz Vocal Ensemble Concert
    Kate Reid, director
    The award-winning Frost Jazz Vocal ensembles present music from today's leading jazz composers.
  • Friday, November 20, 2020, 7:30p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Livestream
    20th Century Masterpieces—Frost Symphony Orchestra
    Gerard Schwarz, director
    Explore the masterpieces that helped guide so many composers during the musically volatile 20th century. Listen to Alvin Singleton's (b.1940) After Choice. He is one of our most distinguished composers who will be celebrating his 80th birthday in December.

    Enjoy Claude Debussy's (1862-1918) Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, considered a turning point of music. Take delight in Aaron Copland's (1900-1990) Appalachian Spring Suite, which won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Both pieces were created for dance. Vaslav Nijinsky choreographed Debussy's piece; while Martha Graham, the most influential American modern dancer, choreographed Copland's piece.

    Finally, take delight in Paul Hindemith's (1895-1963) Concert Music for Strings and Brass. The German American composer wrote this work for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1930. He features the brass section of the orchestra, which created a thrilling tonal pallet that has made this work so special for years to come.
  • Saturday, November 21, 2020, 7:30p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Pre-Recorded
    American Modern Band—Video Countdown!
    Raina Murnak & Stephen Rucker, directors
    Enjoy an exciting evening with members of the Frost School of Music's American Modern Band as they showcase their original music in a music video format. The group is composed of amazing young songwriters and artists who collaborate and step out of their genre comforts. All videos are student directed, produced filmed and recorded.
  • Sunday, November 22, 2020, time TBD
    Online Broadcast—Pre-Recorded
    Frost Bands
    Robert Carnochan, director
    Join the Frost Wind Ensemble and Frost Symphonic Winds for an evening of colorful music that explores the rich and exotic timbres of wind band music.
  • Monday, November 23, 2020, 7:30p.m.
    Online Broadcast—Pre-Recorded
    American Music Ensemble—The Journey to the Music
    Daniel Strange, director
    The Frost School of Music's American Music Ensemble (known around campus as “AME”) brings you on their musical journey through their fall semester in this Rocumentary-inspired presentation. Director Daniel Strange and his 11 Frost student members take you through the creative, rehearsal, recording and performance process all while navigating their daily campus life as well as overcoming the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented for young musicians.
  • Date TBD
    Online Broadcast—Pre-Recorded
    Frost Superband—AnnualHoliday Concert
    A night of Holiday music for jazz big band, featuring members of the Frost School's acclaimed Frost Concert Jazz Band and Frost Studio Jazz Band.
    Please check for the link and updated dates & times

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 for additional information.

It's Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus Lands at the Kelsey Theater

Friday, Oct 30, 2020 various times - English

South Florida’s favorite Halloween show, IT’S JUST A BUNCH OF HOCUS POCUS is landing at The Kelsey Theater in Lake Park for two nights of holiday fun on October 30 and 31.

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South Florida’s favorite Halloween show, IT’S JUST A BUNCH OF HOCUS POCUS*(previously Hocus Pocus Live) is landing at The Kelsey Theater in Lake Park for two nights of holiday fun on October 30 and 31 (performances are at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. each night; each runs 1 hour and 15 minutes). Tickets are on sale with the opportunity to save $10.

Following eight consecutive years of instant sell-outs, the wildly popular all-ages tribute show brings Halloween’s most beloved classic to life with incredible detail. The audience is invited to take a dive into ‘90s nostalgia as South Florida’s top drag performers transform into the film’s iconic characters. All are invited to join this limited-seating, socially distanced event as they tell the story of three wacky witches, accidentally resurrected by teen pranksters on Halloween night in 1993. The dynamic lead cast includes Nicole Halliwell as Winifred Sanderson, Calypso Monroe as Sarah Sanderson and Nicky Monet as Mary Sanderson.

Produced and created by South Florida’s drag mastermind Nicole Halliwell (TLC’s I am Jazz, America’s Got Talent, Queenz The Drag Experience), IT’S JUST A BUNCH OF HOCUS POCUS boasts intricately detailed sets, eerily uncanny lookalikes, replica props and costuming, and more in this immersive stage spectacle. Going light years beyond your standard “drag show,” there’s nothing quite like this! Prior to each performance, audiences can enjoy “Wicked Villains,” a “delightfully evil preshow,” starring the cast of QUEENZ The Drag Experience as even more fabulous female impersonators transform into such favorite cartoon villains like Maleficent, Ursula, Cruella DeVille, and The Evil Queen.

Tickets are now on sale starting at $65 for general admission, and $75 for “front row” VIP, which includes a souvenir gift pack. To save $10 off any ticket, use coupon code SAVE10 at checkout to unlock discounted tickets which can be purchased by visiting, by calling The Kelsey Theater at (561) 328-7481, or the Boca Black Box Theater at (561) 483-9036. Performance tickets will be limited to comply with COVID-19 community health and safety guidelines. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the show’s displaced and furloughed cast of entertainers due to the pandemic. *Celebrity impersonators, no affiliation with the Walt Disney Company.

This live production is sponsored, in part, by Tate’s Comics & Games.


The Kelsey Theater
700 Park Avenue, Lake Park, FL 33403 (Map)

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Nicole Halliwell


Inside Voices Black Thoughts

Friday, Oct 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM - English

Jacqui Thompson (L), MBUS Project Manager, And Mbus Leads And Architecture Student Stanley Evans Ii Join Panel With Andrew Chin (Famu), Regine Lauryn Swanson (Famu), And Nonyelum Ogbodo (Um) To Discuss Diversity In Architecture And The Black Collegiate Experience.


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