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Fall 2022 Performance Dates

Codebreaker 
Location: Sunshine Cathedral, Ft. Lauderdale 
Date: September 18, 2022, 4:00pm 
 
James McCarthy’s acclaimed cantata dramatically recounts key episodes in the life of Alan Turing, the brilliant codebreaker whose decryption work saved countless lives during World War II. With contrasting energy and pathos, the score portrays Turing as both hero and martyr, a gay man of complexity inseparable from his genius who was destroyed by the unforgiving homophobia of his time. This free community performance features members of the Master Chorale of South Florida along with musicians from the University of Miami Frost School of Music under the direction of DMA student Scott AuCoin. 

Chamber Singers Recital 
Location: Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music 
Date: September 22, 2022, 4:15pm 
 
Graduate student Richard Carrillo leads the Frost Chamber Singers in music by George Frederick Handel and Giovanni Battista Martini featuring the Frost Baroque Ensemble. 

Choralcopia 
Location: Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music 
Date: October 7, 2022, 7:30pm 
 
An evening of vocal ensemble music! Join the Frost Choral Studies choirs, Jazz Vocal I, Frost Opera Theater, and BisCaydence for a night of music from the Renaissance through the Modern period. With music from several continents and genres, you will walk away with a song in your heart. 

AFTER SILENCE 
Location: Corpus Christi Catholic Church 
Date: October 21, 2022, 7:30pm 
 
Hailed by The Arts Desk as “the Rolls-Royce of British a cappella ensembles," VOCES8 joins forces with Frost Chorale to present an unforgettable evening. Music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as arrangements of Latin American folksongs and jazz standards. The evening will have something for everyone, and will leave you inspired and rejuvenated! 

In collaboration with Martha / Mary Concerts 


HAVASI Symphonic Concert Show
Location: Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 
Date: October 22, 2021, 3:0pm and 8:00pm 

 
Classically trained virtuoso pianist Havasi—a graduate of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music—has become a true phenomenon. His unique musical style transports audiences through an exhilarating musical journey. The program is 100% original, with compositions by one of the most fascinating and versatile young composers of today’s modern era, HAVASI. Fresh, passionate, and entertaining at the same time, HAVASI blends the depth and discipline of classical music with the dazzling diversity of world music and the sheer power of rock. Don't miss the chance to experience this musical prodigy, the pianist loved by millions. 


Chamber Singers Recital 
Location: Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music 
Date: October 27, 2022, 4:00pm 

 
Graduate students Wesley Roy and Sam Scheibe lead the Frost Chamber Singers in a program of music by Byrd, Rossini, Purcell, and Howells. 


Frost Chorale – Coming Home
Location: Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music 
Date: November 6, 2022, 7:30pm 

 
After an incredible European summer tour, the award-winning Frost Chorale will present an evening of choral music based on the telling of stories, a reflection of home. Featuring Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and music by Aleotti, Brahms, Bruckner, and many other composers, this performance will have something for everyone. 


Chamber Singers – Doctoral Choral Conducting Recital
Location: Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music 
Date: December 1, 2022, 4:00pm 

Jamie Bunce will lead the Frost Chamber Singers in her third doctoral recital.


Winter Wonderful  
Location: JW Marriott Marquis, Downtown Miami 
Date: December 4, 2022 

The Frost School of Music celebrates its annual holiday candlelight dinner with carols and seasonal favorites performed by over 200 stellar choir and instrumental students. Proceeds benefit music scholarships and the Donna E. Shalala MusicReach Mentoring Program, impacting the lives of more than 800 underserved children in our community. 

Spring 2023 Performance Dates

Journeys – Spring Graduate Recitals 
Location: Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music 
Date: February 19, 2023, 7:30pm 

 

Join Frost Bella Voce, Symphonic Choir, Chamber Singers, and Frost Chorale for an evening of music led by our graduate choral conductors. Repertoire will include music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and Modern periods. 


Mirrors – Frost Chorale 

Location: Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music 
Date: April 15, 2023, 7:30pm 

Choral music goes back to the 6th century and is some of the oldest existing ensemble music on earth. Yet, there are connections between ancient and new, and many ways we connect throughout time to text and music. Discovering these relationships helps us find the connection between music, one another, and our shared humanity. 


Carmina Burana 
Location: Gusman Hall, Frost School of Music 
Date: April 28, 2023, 7:30pm 

Amanda Quist, conductor 

Gerard Schwarz, conductor 

Shelton “Shelly” Berg, piano 

The FSO season finale ends with works by Schiff, Gershwin and Orff.  

Inspired by the “Infernal Dance” of Stravinsky’s Firebird, American composer David Schiff turns Stravinsky’s famous work and infuses it with elements of jazz and rock. To end the first half, Dean Shelly Berg joins Maestro Schwarz and the FSO in Gershwin’s iconic “Rhapsody in Blue.” The season finale concludes with Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, a tour de force that features Frost soloists, choirs, and our full orchestra.   

Carmina Burana, is a cantata that premiered in 1937 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Discovered in 1803 at a Bavarian monastery, the texts are drawn from a 13th-century surviving manuscript that includes songs and plays written in both medieval German and Latin. The texts present different aspects of medieval life, including social aspects, religious verses, and old drinking songs.