CORAL GABLES, Fla.--(FESTIVAL MIAMI: Florida’s Premier Music Festival announces its 29th season, which will feature over 25 music concerts, lectures and master classes from October 2 to November 4, 2012. Festival Miami is presented by the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and provides a month-long series that blends artistically and culturally diverse music with educational opportunities. It showcases exciting performers alongside brilliant students and faculty artists.)--
Festival Miami opens with Leon Fleisher conducting the Frost Symphony Orchestra in a stimulating program, featuring music by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. The Frost Wind Ensemble performs works by Paul Hindemith, Jennifer Higdon, and Paul Dooley and will feature Frost percussion faculty Svet Stoyanov as soloist. Pianist Santiago Rodriguez returns by popular demand to present a solo recital; Grammy Award-winning soprano Ana María Martínez will perform a concert of enduring songs and arias, and Karen Kennedy conducts a massive ensemble comprised of the Master Chorale of South Florida and over 200 choral and orchestra students from the Frost School of Music in Carl Orff’s thrilling Carmina Burana. Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir will present a children’s concert in collaboration with Sunday Afternoons of Music.
Festival Miami presents award-winning jazz headliners Dave Liebman, Jason Moran, and Roseanna Vitro in the newly renovated UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall and co-presents George Benson, Freddy Cole with the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra as they perform Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole in collaboration with Larry Rosen’s Jazz Roots series at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
Festival Miami then features Broadway vocal sensations Michael Maguire (Les Miserables) and Valerie Perri Lipson (Evita) in an entertaining Best of Broadway concert. The festival rounds out its ambitious programming with Latin fusion artists Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez, the incredible vocalist Jon Secada, Brazilian jazz virtuosos Trio da Paz, and presents a set of two tango concerts in tribute to composer and bandoneónist Astor Piazzolla.
For ticket information call 305-284-4940 or visit www.festivalmiami.com. Other artists to be announced. All artists are subject to change without notice; check website for updates.
Festival Miami concerts are presented at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall and Clarke Recital Hall on the UM Gables campus, and at the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami.