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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

Oleksii Ivanchenko, piano
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

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.
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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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