Frost Music Classics

Opera Opera
Symphony Symphony
Wind Wind
choral choral
Symphony Symphony
Wind Wind
Symphony Symphony
choral choral

All events take place at UM Gusman Concert Hall (1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables), unless otherwise noted.

Ticket purchase is required.

Gems from the 20th Century
Frost Symphony Orchestra

NEW DATE! Friday, October 6, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Thomas Sleeper, conductor
Join the Frost Symphony Orchestra as they perform landmarks from the 20th Century including Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, Bartók’s Miraculous Mandarin Suite, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.

The Planets
Frost Wind Ensemble and Frost Women’s Choir

CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA

Craig McKenzie, guest conductor
Robert Carnochan, director
This exceptional concert brings together the Frost Wind Ensemble and the Frost Women’s Choir for a powerful performance of Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets, a 20th century masterpiece. Written between 1914 and 1916, The Planets received its first complete performance in 1920. The program also features works by Dukas, Mozart, and more.

Selected Shorts with Frost Symphony Orchestra
Frost Opera Theater

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Alan Johnson, program and music director
Jeffrey Buchman, stage director
Frost Opera Theater students perform complete operas at a clip! Clocking in at less than five minutes, composer Thomas Sleeper’s short operas are each a universe unto itself. The program also include Barber's Hand of Bridge, Foss's Introductions and Goodbyes, and Hindemith's Hin und Zurück.

Frost Symphony Orchestra With Flutist Sir James Galway

Friday, October 27, 2017, 8 p.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center
James Galway, flute
Thomas Sleeper, conductor
Sir James Galway, “The Man with the Golden Flute,” performs with the Frost Symphony Orchestra an exciting program including Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 2 in D, and Domenico Cimarosa’s Concerto for Two Flutes. For more information and tickets, visit arshtcenter.org or call 305-949-6722.

Time: Past, Present, Future
Frost Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8 p.m.

Asiya Korepanova, piano
Thomas Sleeper, conductor
The Frost Symphony Orchestra performs Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Asiya Korepanova, soloist. The piece was premiered in Budapest in 1881 with the composer at the piano; Thomas Sleeper conducted its historic premiere in China in 1992. The program concludes with Sleeper's Symphony No. 1.

Collaborations
Frost Wind Ensemble and Frost Symphonic Winds

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Jodi Levitz, viola
Craig McKenzie, guest conductor 
Robert Carnochan and Steven Moore, directors
The Frost Wind Ensemble and Frost Symphonic Winds perform rarely heard music by iconic Czech-born composer Karel Husa, including his masterpiece Music for Prague 1968 and Smetana Fanfare. Professor of viola Jodi Levitz, a virtuoso performer and passionate advocate of new music for this venerable instrument, premieres Love Among the Ruins for Viola, Winds, and Percussion by UM alumnus James Syler.

Calling All Choirs!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Frost Chorale, Karen Kennedy, director
Frost Symphonic Choir, Corin Overland, director
Frost Women’s Choir, Coreen Duffy, director
Richard Wagner once said, “The human voice is really the foundation of all music.” Join us for an evening of soaring choral music showcasing performances by all of the Frost choirs. Featuring music celebrating the sea, the sun, and the stars, the concert concludes with a “super-choir” performance.

Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
Frost Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Alexander Magalong, associate conductor
Frost Symphony Orchestra, conducted by associate conductor Alexander Magalong, presents classical works from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

Jack and Lennie
Frost School Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

Friday, March 30, 2018

Scott Flavin, conductor
President John F. Kennedy and composer Leonard Bernstein would have celebrated their 100th birthdays during the 2017 – 2018 academic school year. This multimedia, cross-genre salute to these American icons features Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Oliver Nelson’s The Kennedy Dream, and Peter Lieberson’s Remembering JFK (An American Elegy).

Cendrillon
Frost Opera Theater

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Alan Johnson, program and music director
Jeffrey Buchman, stage director
Mounted in collaboration with the Frost Symphony Orchestra, this Frost Opera production offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a performance of Jules Massenet’s imaginative operatic setting of the Cinderella story, based on the 1697 French version of the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Performed in French with English supertitles.

The Passion of English Music for Strings
Frost Symphony Orchestra

Friday, April 20, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

Zoe Zeniodi, piano
Thomas Sleeper, conductor
English composers such as Gerald Finzi, Sir Edward William Elgar, and Benjamin Britten have written some of the most moving works for strings in the classical repertoire. Revel in their beauty as The Frost Symphony Orchestra and guest piano soloist Zoe Zeniodi perform Finzi's Eclogue for Piano and String Orchestra and Romance for String Orchestra; Elgar's Serenade for Strings; and Britten's Simple Symphony.