Festival Miami Kicks of its 32nd Season

Simone Dinnerstein
The Festival’s 32nd season kicks off on October 16 when South Florida concert-goers will experience an unforgettable program featuring the music of three visionary American composers. The highlight of the evening will be the Billboard chart-topping piano sensation SIMONE DINNERSTEIN, who will perform the Florida premiere of Philip Lasser’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra – The Circle and the Child with the FROST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.

Additional Festival highlights include a concert on October 17 by Latin Grammy nominated pop singer RAQUEL SOFÍA, whom Grammy-winning producer George Noriega says is “one of those rare artists that come along only once in a generation.”

On October 23, Festival Miami will present three-time Latin Grammy Award winner NATALIA LAFOURCADE.

Raquel Sofia
Cuban-born piano master GONZALO RUBALCABA, who has been heralded by The New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz…a pianist of almost supernatural abilities,” will be joined on October 22 by his fellow Frost School faculty artists.

The Grammy- and Emmy-winning tenor JOHN EASTERLIN will thrill audiences with Broadway and opera favorites on October 24.

CYRILLE AIMÉE, who is an extraordinary revelation in contemporary vocal jazz, will perform with the 2015 DownBeat Collegiate Award winning FROST STUDIO JAZZ BAND and JAZZ VOCAL 1 ENSEMBLE on October 29.

Multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter and pianist BEN FOLDS will perform his critically acclaimed Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with the Frost School’s HENRY MANCINI INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA on October 30.

The Festival continues on November 1 with an exhilarating sonic celebration when the violin/viola hip-hop duo BLACK VIOLIN.

The full Festival Miami schedule is available online at www.festivalmiami.com.

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