Festival Miami 2012

From October 2 through November 4, 2012.

Festival Miami – Florida’s Premier Live Music Festival – provides superior and diverse musical programming each year, while expanding academic opportunities and cultural enrichment to all of South Florida and its visitors. It’s a musical experience no one should miss.

The festival presents between 25 to 30 concerts, master classes, and lectures over a five-week period. Each event falls under one of the four unique themes, which include: “Great Performances,” “Jazz and Beyond,” “Creative American Music,” and “Music of the Americas.”

The community is invited to partake in all that Festival Miami has to offer – from world premieres and symphonic concerts, to chamber music presentations and jazz performances, and much more!

FESTIVAL MIAMI 2012 SCHEDULE

A Conversation with Leon Fleisher – Free Master Class
October 02 – 7:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Stamps Distinguished Visitor Leon Fleisher discusses his approaches to music, teaching, his studies with Artur Schnabel, and recordings with George Szell. Free, ticket required.

Beethoven and Rachmaninoff – Leon Fleisher Conducts the Frost Symphony Orchestra
October 04 – 8:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Master artist Leon Fleisher conducts the Frost Symphony Orchestra in a dramatic program ranging from Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture to Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. $65/45/25

Nuevo Tango in Miami, Part 1 – Music of Ástor Piazzolla
October 05 – 7:15 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Bandoneonist JP Jofre and Frost chamber artists perform a compelling Nuevo tango concert honoring the legacy of Argentine bandoneón artist/composer Ástor Piazzolla. $30/20/15

Nuevo Tango in Miami, Part 2 – A Jazz Homage to Piazzolla
October 06 – 7:15 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Nuevo tango jazz band arrangements combine the passion of Argentinian tango with the exotic timbres of jazz in a tribute to the musical genius of the late Ástor Piazzolla. $30/20/15

Powerful Premieres – Presented by the Frost Wind Ensemble
October 07 – 3:15 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
The Frost Wind Ensemble rises to powerful heights as they premiere Point Blank by Paul Dooley, and Percussion Concerto by Jennifer Higdon that spotlights percussionist Svet Stoyanov. $20/15

Tenor Titan Dave Liebman – Takes Flight with Frost Concert Jazz Band
October 09 – 8:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman (sax/flute) combines his visceral drive and enthusiasm with the high-intensity Frost Concert Jazz Band for an extraordinary jazz experience! $50/35/20

Dave Liebman – Free Master Class
October 10 – 9:30 AM
Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance
Join jazz saxophonist Dave Liebman for an informative talk about jazz improvisation and the music business as it relates to the jazz artist. Free admission, ticket required.

Emerging Composers – New Music Concert
October 11 – 8:00 P.M.
Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance
Join us for a remarkable concert featuring winners of the 2012 Emerging Composers Competition. Free admission, ticket required.

Santiago Rodriguez – Performs Solo Piano Favorites from Chopin to Lecuona
October 12 – 8:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Award winning concert pianist and Frost faculty artist Santiago Rodriguez performs enduring piano solo favorites by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Albeniz, Lecuona and more. $40/30/20

Ana María Martínez – Sings Celebrated Songs and Arias
October 13 – 8:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Grammy Award winning soprano Ana María Martínez offers an intimate vocal recital featuring captivating soprano songs and arias from her acclaimed recordings and tours. $50/40/30

Luciano and Friends – Featuring the Frost Chamber Players
October 14 – 4:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Beloved bassoon professor Luciano Magnanini celebrates his storied career with an inspiring chamber music concert featuring works by Beethoven, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns and more. $20/15

Trio da Paz – Brazilian Jazz Masters
October 16 – 8:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Enjoy Brazil’s spectacular Trio da Paz (guitar, bass, drums) as they update the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music with harmonically adventurous interactions. $40/30/20

Best of Broadway – Valerie Perri and Michael Maguire
October 18 – 8:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Broadway touring pro Valerie Perri (Evita) and Michael Maguire (Les Misérables) pair up for an entertaining evening featuring marvelous musical theater favorites. $50/35/20

Creative Spark – Youth Orchestra Flashpoint
October 21 – 8:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Greater Miami Youth Symphony and South Florida Youth Symphony discover the amazing creative flashpoint that occurs when young artists meet and work with established composers! $20/15/10

Jason Moran – Free Q&A Master Class

October 23 – 3:30 P.M.
Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance
Stamps Distinguished Visitor Jason Moran presents an engaging free master class and Q&A. Free admission, ticket required.

Jason Moran & The Bandwagon – Cross-Genre Jazz at Its Best
October 24 – 8:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Jason Moran & The Bandwagon (piano, bass, drums) bring their adventurous blend of jazz, classical, blues, funk, hip-hop, and rock to Festival Miami for a killer night of jazz. $50/35/20

Jazz Vocalist Roseanna Vitro and JV1 – Free-Spirited Spontaneity
October 25 – 8:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Vocalist Roseanna Vitro performs jazz and Brazilian-infused hits with award-winning Frost JV1 Ensemble, plus highlights from her Grammy nominated CD The Music of Randy Newman. $40/30/20

Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez – Latin Fusion Artists Keep on Grooving
October 27 – 8:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez perform their classic “Miami Sound” hits and new works punctuated by an exciting fusion of Cuban music, salsa, Afro beats, samba, jazz and rock. $50/35/20

Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir – Something to Sing About
October 28 – 3:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir presents an energetic children’s Halloween concert filled with singing, moving, and an all out good time with such happy classics as “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” $12/10

Songwriters Showcase – New Songs, New Voices
October 30 – 8:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
The annual Songwriters Showcase features songs composed and performed by students enrolled in the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music program. Free, ticket required.

Unforgettable – A Tribute to Nat King Cole
November 02 – 8:00 P.M.
Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center
George Benson, Freddy Cole and Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra combine for a spectacular celebration honoring legendary singer, pianist and trio leader Nat ‘King’ Cole at Arsht Center.

Jon Secada – A Cabaret Night to Remember
November 03 – 8:00 P.M.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Vocal supe
rstar Jon Secada performs an intimate cabaret-style show for Festival Miami that highlights his numerous pop hits, favorite Broadway selections and timeless classics. $65/45/25

Carmina Burana – Conducted by Karen Kennedy
November 04 – 4:00 P.M.
Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center
Karen Kennedy conducts the propulsive choral masterpiece Carmina Burana featuring the Master Chorale of South Florida, Singing Sons Boychoir, Frost Chorale and Frost Symphony Orchestra.

Festival Miami 2012
305.284.4940
www.festivalmiami.com

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