1314 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Performing at University of Miami Maurice Gusman Hall (Oct 21 - Oct 21)
Runtime: 2 Hours
Creative Spark—Youth Orchestra Flashpoint
October 21, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Two of the area’s best youth orchestras discover the amazing creative flashpoint that occurs when up-and-coming young artists have the opportunity to meet and work with established composers! Festival Miami serves up a dynamic concert showcasing the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the South Florida Youth Symphony as they perform new contemporary classical works. The Greater Miami Youth Symphony (GMYS) interfaces with Frost faculty composers Dorothy Hindman and Lansing McLoskey, and the South Florida Youth Symphony (SFYS) explores works by Charles Mason and Lawrence Moore. To close the concert, both youth symphonies combine forces to premiere a new work for double orchestra by faculty master composer Dennis Kam.
Festival Miami, the annual music festival that opens the South Florida arts season, provides superior and diverse musical programming each year, while expanding academic opportunities and cultural enrichment to all of South Florida and its visitors. It’s a musical experience no one should miss.
Festival Miami presents between 25 to 30 concerts, master classes, and lectures over a five-week period. Most concerts are during the month of October Each event falls under one of the four unique themes, which include: “Great Performances,” “Jazz and Beyond,” “Creative American Music,” and “Music of the Americas.”
The goal of Festival Miami is to uphold and enhance the Mission Statement of the Frost School of Music by offering opportunities for music enjoyment and personal enrichment to as many residents and visitors of South Florida as possible. As such, Festival Miami strives to provide innovative programming that reaches across the cultural boundaries of the South Florida community.
The community is invited to partake in all that Festival Miami has to offer - from world premieres and symphonic concerts, to chamber music presentations and jazz performances, and much more!
Come and join us for another wonderful Festival Miami season. We look forward to seeing you!