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Opening Night Red Carpet Celebration
BATTLEGROUND—Music Performed Live to Screen on Stage

Friday, September 7, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra
Jeff Beal, composer and conductor
Music and movie buffs alike will be mesmerized as Jeff Beal, five-time Emmy-winning composer of music for film, media and concert halls, joins the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Orchestra on stage. The evening features a live music-to-screen performance of Battleground, Beal’s score from the acclaimed television series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. Other compositions by Beal will also be performed.
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Pictures at an Exhibition—Carl St. Clair Conducts Frost Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Carl St. Clair, guest conductor
Alexander Magalong, associate conductor
Join the Frost Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Carl St. Clair as they perform Hector Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9; Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2; and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
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Bruckner’s Symphony—Gerard Schwarz Conducts Frost Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

erard Schwarz, guest conductor
Alexander Magalong, associate conductor
Join the Frost Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Gerard Schwarz as they play David Diamond’s Symphony No. 4; the world premiere of Ben Webster’s Junction (the 2017-18 Student Composition Winner); and Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major.
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Guitar, Piano, and Voice—Harmonies from the Americas

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Eglise Gutierrez, guest soprano
Rafael Padron, guitar
Shelly Berg, piano
World-renowned, Cuban-born soprano Eglise Gutierrez joins Frost professor and guitarist Rafael Padron performing pieces by Spanish and Latin American composers Falla, Rodrigo, Granados, Villalobos, Lecuona, and more. Dean Shelly Berg accompanies them on piano for a memorable evening.


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European Classical Masterworks—Michelle Merrill Conducts Frost Symphony Orchestra

Friday, November 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Santiago Rodríguez, piano
Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano
Michelle Merrill, guest conductor
Alexander Magalong, associate conductor
Join the Frost Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Michelle Merrill as they perform a range of European masterpieces: Giuseppe Verdi’s La forza del destino Overture, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, and Manuel de Falla’s El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat or Le tricorne).
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Saxophonepalozza—Frost Wind Ensemble

Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Robert M. Carnochan, conductor
Tina DiMeglio, guest conductor
Matt Browne, Joel Love, and Carlos Simon, guest composers
Dale Underwood, alto saxophone
PRISM Quartet, guest saxophone quartet
Celebrate the sound of everyone’s favorite horn! The Frost Wind Ensemble hosts top saxophonists PRISM Quartet, in the world premiere of Matt Browne’s Cabinet of Curiosities, and Dale Underwood, in Joel Love’s Lyric Concerto. The Frost Wind Ensemble opens with the exhilarating work of Carlos Simon, an innovative composer and rising star whose music straddles the worlds of jazz, gospel, classical, and neo-romanticism.


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Outliers—SYBARITE5

Monday, January 28, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Sami Merdinian, violin
Sarah Whitney, violin
Angela Pickett, viola
Laura Metcalf, cello
Louis Levitt, bass
Recently dubbed the “millennial Kronos,” SYBARITE5 combines superb classical musicianship with passion and grit to create a concert experience that never disappoints. They will perform selections from their latest album, Outliers, which recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts, and features works written for them by favorite composers and friends.
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#CelloLove—Thomas Mesa, cello

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall


What better way to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day than with heart-tugging cello and piano music? Award-winning concert cellist Thomas Mesa performs music by Beethoven, Debussy, Schumann, and Rachmaninoff. The Frost Cello Ensemble joins him at the end of the program.  


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Black Lives—Music from the Operas of Anthony Davis

Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Anthony Davis, guest composer
Carl DuPont and Kevin Short, guest bass-baritones
Alan Johnson, piano
Join pioneering composer Anthony Davis for a musical and emotional voyage through African-American history, with selections from his acclaimed, seminal operas X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X and Amistad, as well as two recent works: FIVE, based on the story of the Central Park Five, and The Darkest Light in the Heart, inspired by the racism-inspired Dylann Roof shooting. Also featuring Frost alumnus Carl DuPont and former Frost faculty member Kevin Short.


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Silver Linings—Frost Wind Ensemble

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Robert Carnochan, conductor
Jeffrey Summers, guest conductor
Frank Ticheli, guest conductor, composer 
Trudy Kane, flute
Peter Warshaw, guest speaker
Frost faculty member Trudy Kane’s final concert before retirement features Frank Ticheli’s Silver Linings, a concerto for flute and wind ensemble commissioned by Peter Warshaw, in memory of his wife’s suicide. Warshaw will also lead a discussion on the causes and signs of this tragic phenomenon.


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Zéphyros Winds

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Frost’s Newest Faculty Member Jennifer Grim, flute
Fatma Daglar, oboe
Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet
Zohar Schondorf, horn
Saxton Rose, bassoon
One of America's leading chamber ensembles, Zéphyros Winds brings together the diverse voices of the Great American Landscape in a richly varied program featuring works by Samuel Barber, John Harbison, Elliott Carter, Valerie Coleman, and the premiere of a newly commissioned work by renowned composer and jazz bandleader David Sanford.
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Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra—Larry Rachleff Conducts Frost Symphony Orchestra

Friday, April 26, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Larry Rachleff, guest conductor
Alexander Magalong, associate conductor
Guest conductor Larry Rachleff leads the Frost Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of a new symphony by James M. Stephenson; as well as Antonín Dvořák’s Carnival Overture, Op 92; and Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.
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