University of Miami Maurice Gusman Hall

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Benjamin Britten 100th Birthday Celebration—A Boy Was Born

Performing at University of Miami Maurice Gusman Hall (Oct 29 - Oct 29)

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes


October 29, 2013 @ 7:15 PM
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Schedule Notes:

Q&A 7:15 p.m.
Concert 8:00 p.m.

Tony Boutté, tenor, concert host
Alan Johnson, piano
Richard Todd, horn
Deborah Fleisher, harp
Anastasiya Naplekova, piano
Frost Opera Theater
Alan Johnson, director
Frost Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Sleeper, director
Frost Chorale
Karen Kennedy, director

Festival Miami presents a special concert in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, one of the 20th century’s greatest composers. The festivities begin with a captivating pre-concert presentation, providing insight into the composer’s life and work. Tenor soloist and concert host Tony Boutté is featured in works showcasing many of the Frost School of Music’s outstanding faculty, students, and ensembles. The Frost Chorale under the direction of Karen Kennedy performs “Choral Dances from Gloriana” and the Frost Opera Theater presents a scene from Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Faculty members Alan Johnson and Richard Todd join Boutté to perform Britten’s captivating Canticle III, Still falls the rain. Two competition-winning students then perform two of Britten’s solo works, Twelve Variations on a Theme for solo piano and Elegy for solo viola. The Frost Symphony Orchestra performs one of Britten’s final works, Suite on English Folk Tunes ‘A Time There Was…’ To round out the commemoration, Boutté will join the Frost Symphony to give the first public performance of Britten’s Three Small Songs, plus the U.S. premiere of Everyone Sang, for tenor and orchestra.

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University of Miami Maurice Gusman Hall

The Frost School of Music offers affordable classical, jazz, Latin, opera, and world music concerts and recitals throughout the academic school year. Please visit for more information.

The Frost School of Music's annual music festival called Festival Miami 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 every year. 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 community is invited to partake in all that the Frost School of Music  has to offer - from world premieres and symphonic concerts, to chamber music presentations and jazz performances, and much more!

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