Friday Nights @Frost

Dear Frost Music Live Supporter,
As you know, our concerts for the remainder of the season had to be cancelled. During this time of uncertainly, music is necessary to soothe the soul, inspire and bring joy to the heart. Music brings us together, even when we need to be far apart.
In that spirit, we have selected some of our favorite concerts from this past year to share with you.
Join us every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. EST.
Let's keep the music going until the curtain rises again!
Shelton G. Berg
Dean, Frost School of Music
Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music


PS: For a listing of additional concerts happening, please visit our news article. 

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April 10 @ 7:30 p.m. EST.

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  • Strauss’ "A Hero’s Life"

    Originally performed on February 6, 2020

    Frost Symphony Orchestra

    Gerard Schwarz, conductor

    Internationally recognized for his moving performances, innovative programming and extensive catalog of recordings, Frost conductor Gerard Schwarz presents a compelling program. In his nearly five decades as a respected classical musician and conductor, Schwarz has received 7 Emmy Awards, 14 GRAMMY nominations, 8 ASCAP Awards, and numerous Stereo Review and Ovation Awards. He became the first American named Conductor of the Year by Musical America and received numerous honorary doctorates from various universities. This evening’s centerpiece is Richard Strauss’s tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). It stands as the culmination of 19th-century romanticism and as an autobiographical statement, as Strauss quotes from several of his previous works. This program also includes Walter Piston’s Three New England Sketches and the unveiling of a new work by a Frost student composition competition winner.

April 17 @7:30 p.m. EST.

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  • “The Music of Duke Ellington"

    Originally performed on February 13, 2020

    Frost Studio Jazz Band

    Stephen Guerra, director

    The Frost Studio Jazz Band presents classic compositions by Duke Ellington, including Black, Brown, and Beige, which the composer introduced its premiere at Carnegie Hall as "a parallel to the history of the Negro in America" and the symphonic jazz piece A Tone Parallel to Harlem (Harlem Suite).

April 24 @7:30 p.m. EST.

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  • "Memories"

    Originally performed on March 1, 2020

    Frost Wind Ensemble

    Robert M. Carnochan, conductor
    Mack Wood, graduate conductor
    Lindsay Kesselman, soprano

    A concert showcasing the music of John Mackey, one of today's most prolific and engaging composers. His latest piece, Places We Can No Longer Go, features guest soprano Lindsay Kesselman, an “artist of a growing reputation for her artistry and intelligence…with a voice of goddess-like splendor” (Fanfare Magazine).

May 1 @7:30 p.m. EST.

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  • "L'enfant et les sortilèges" by Maurice Ravel

    Originally performed November 20, 2019

    Frost Opera Theater

    Alan Johnson, program and music director
    Jeffrey Buchman, stage director

    Frost Opera Theater This timeless masterpiece from 1925 by Maurice Ravel, with libretto by Colette, and originally choreographed by George Balanchine, tells the story of a mischievous child who must suffer the fantastical consequences of his wicked actions. His very home comes to life in order to teach him a lesson, along with an opportunity for redemption. The opera is in French with English surtitles in a chamber orchestration for two pianos, cello, and flute.