Winter Wonderful

Benenfiting the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music of the University of Miami

Frost School of Music Dean Shelton G. Berg and Julia Berg; Dorothy Collins Weaver and David R. Weaver, 2013 Frost Legacy Award Honorees

The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music of the University of Miami welcomed over 400 guests to their annual gala holiday dinner Winter Wonderful at the J.W. Marriott Marquis Miami. Event proceeds directly benefit music scholarships at Frost and its community music mentoring program, Frost MusicReach.

Highlights of the Winter Wonderful evening included a sparkling cocktail reception with a jazz quartet and Christmas carolers, a sumptuous three-course holiday dinner with joyous musical performances by hundreds of youthful voices and instrumentalists from the Frost School of Music, and holiday carols from around the globe. The event concluded with peaceful singing by candlelight.

During the festivities, Frost School’s Dean Shelton G. Berg presented the 2013 Frost Legacy Award to Dorothy Collins Weaver and David R. Weaver, in honor of their inspiring support of the Frost School of Music and the community at large. Frost MusicReach mentors also paired with their young students to perform several holiday duets to the delight of all in attendance.

Dr. Michael and Lynda Gordon

Gala sponsors included Diamond Circle patrons Lynda and Michael Gordon; Platinum Circle Donors Romero Britto, Cobb Family Foundation, Dr. and Mrs. Phillip T. George, Patti and Allan Herbert, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc., Robert and Judi Prokop Newman, and the Osiason Educational Foundation; and Gold Circle Donor Mario Capone, Sergio M. Gonzalez, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Drs. Roger and Virginia Medel, UM President Donna E. Shalala and Jim Tillett and Mary Beth Burk.

We invite all ardent patrons of the arts in South Florida to join us at the next Winter Wonderful on December 7, 2014, a holiday gala sure to be glistening with treasured music and new memories. For more information or to order gala tickets or tables online or by telephone, visit, call 305-284-6486 or email

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