1314 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Performing at University of Miami Maurice Gusman Hall (Oct 25 - Oct 25)
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
October 25, 2013 @ 8:00 PM
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Frost Concert Jazz Band
John Daversa, director
Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra
Vince Mendoza, composer, guest conductor
Composer/orchestrator/arranger Vince Mendoza has earned six Grammy Awards and 25 Grammy nominations with such artists as Björk, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin, Sting and Joni Mitchell. His music is often described as abstract impressionism—a sophisticated blend of chamber music and jazz, a la Gil Evans. Here, Mendoza pairs up with the Frost Concert Jazz Band and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra for an amazing concert of original works in both big band and full orchestral settings including Otoño, Ojos, Partido Alto, Miracle Child, Beauty and Sadness, Sanctus and more.
For more information, please call 305.284.4940 or visit www.festivalmiami.com.
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!