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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

Concert curator and pianist Alan Johnson is joined by former FSOM faculty member Kevin Short, alumnus Carl Dupont, and composer Anthony Davis to perform music from Davis's acclaimed operas X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X, Amistad, and two new operas on the horizon: FIVE, and The Darkest Light in the Heart.  Critical moments in the history of African Americans are placed in historical and cultural context exploring the emotional voyage from our present to the past. The audience will experience not only the retelling of history but a deeper understanding of the emotional stakes in navigating the political and social forces that shape America.


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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.

Program:
Summer Music Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Esprit Roux-Esprit Doux Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
Tatu (written for Zéphyros Winds) David Sanford (b. 1963)
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Autumn Music Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962)
Quintet for Winds John Harbison (b. 1938)
Umoja Valerie Coleman (b. 1970)

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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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