November 15, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Frost Symphony Orchestra
THOMAS SLEEPER, conductor
CHERI ROSE KATZ, mezzo-soprano
NICHOLAS PERNA, tenor
Thomas Sleeper conducts the Frost Symphony Orchestra in Gustav Mahler’s seminal ‘song-symphony’ Das Lied von der Erde (“The Song of the Earth”), featuring internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Cheri Rose Katz and tenor Nicholas Perna. This incredible masterpiece is a musical journey based on ancient Chinese poetry and richly portrays the full spectrum of human emotion as only Mahler could do. Multi-layered and overflowing with emotion, Das Lied von der Erde becomes it’s own art form – an amalgam of song cycle, opera and symphony.
Adults / Seniors / UM Students
$15 / $10 / Free with valid ID, subject to availability on concert night
October 25, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Arrive early to enjoy a 7 p.m. Q&A with Maria Schneider. Concert at 8 p.m.
DAWN UPSHAW, MARIA SCHNEIDER—WINTER MORNING WALKS
Multi-Grammy Award Winning Collaboration
DAWN UPSHAW, soprano
HENRY MANCINI INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA
MARIA SCHNEIDER, guest conductor, coomposer
DOROTHY HINDMAN, Q&A host
Metropolitan Opera star soprano Dawn Upshaw and celebrated composer-conductor Maria Schneider perform the Florida premiere of their three-time Grammy Award winning project Winter Morning Walks with the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. NPR describes it as “lyrical, flowing, intimately expressive… music to fall in love with the first time.” Dawn Upshaw was deemed “one of the most consequential performers of our time” by the Los Angeles Times and has performed at the Met over 300 times. Maria Schneider’s compositions are hailed as “evocative, majestic, magical.” In this amazing nine-part song cycle, Schneider melds her compositional mastery to the poetry of Ted Kooser, Poet Laureate of the United States from 2004 to 2006. The second half of the program features Schneider’s music set to English translations of Carlos Drummond de Andrade poetry by Mark Strand. Auditioned Frost Opera Theater singers, coached by Dawn Upshaw, will also participate.
FROST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS—
MADE IN AMERICA!
Thomas Sleeper Conducts Barber, Bernstein, Creston, Ives and Ruggles
FROST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THOMAS SLEEPER, director of orchestral activities
Praised as “impressive” and “high caliber” by South Florida Classical Review, the Frost Symphony Orchestra opens Festival Miami 2014 with Dale Underwood appears as soloist on Paul Creston’s Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra and virtuoso violinist Michael Ludwig performs Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. The all-American program also features Carl Ruggles’s powerful one-movement work, Sun-Treader and a new gem, Three Glorious Days, by Matthew Evan Taylor, which will receive its world premiere.
Children and music lovers of all ages are invited to enjoy a Saturday afternoon concert featuring a family friendly presentation of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Tickets $15 adults, $10 seniors, UM students free.