WIND ENSEMBLE HEATWAVE with The Frost Wind Ensemble with soprano Amy Burton

Tuesday, October 19, 2010-8 PM


The Frost Wind Ensemble with soprano Amy Burton performs spine-tingling music by John Corigliano—and premieres an exciting new composition by Mason Bates

The Frost Wind Ensemble, with soprano Amy Burton (described as ‘lustrous’ by the New York Times) performs a multi-leveled and adventurous wind ensemble orchestration of John Corigliano’s Grammy award-winning Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan, a deconstructive orchestral song cycle that pays homage to the iconic ‘60s singer-songwriter. In this work, Corigliano composed new music to Dylan’s emotionally charged and poetic lyrics, much like Brahms did with Goethe in his day. Conducted by Gary Green, the music ranges from gorgeously melancholy, to gut-jolting and wild.

You will also hear the world premiere of Tropical Mainframes by Mason Bates, which the Frost Wind Ensemble will perform again at the College Band Directors National Association’s conference. This new work, with its flickering orchestration and tropical overtones, comes boldly to life with the punch of staccato saxes and the textural diversity of quiet percussion that is so unique in a wind ensemble setting.

Two giant works, a fabulous soprano, and the incredible Frost Wind Ensemble! Four great reasons to order tickets right away.

Section A – $30 Section B – $25 Section C – $20

The Festival Miami Advance Ticket Sales Office phone number is (305) 284-4940.  Hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For a complete listing of concerts and to order tickets online visit or email for additional information.  All performances are held at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, located at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Drive, on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables Campus (unless otherwise noted). For more information on the Frost School of Music, visit

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