Ben Folds
In 2015, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter and pianist Ben Folds performed his critically
acclaimed Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with the Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini
Institute Orchestra.
Jon Secada
In 2012, multi-Grammy Award winner Jon Secada performed an intimate cabaret-style show that soothed your senses and brought joy to your heart. The program highlighted his numerous hits, including Just Another Day, Angel, and more!
Joshua Bell and Edgar Meyer
In 2013, famed violinist Joshua Bell was joined by composer and virtuoso bassist Edgar Meyer to give the Florida premiere of Meyer’s new Double Concerto for Violin and Double Bass with the Frost Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Sleeper.
Gloria Estefan
In 2013, Festival Miami celebrated its 30th anniversary season began in grand style with multi-Grammy-winning international megastar Gloria Estefan performing highlights from
her latest album, Gloria Estefan: The Standards, arranged and orchestrated by Frost School Dean Shelly Berg.
Christian McBride Trio

In 2013, bassist extraordinaire and multi-Grammy-award winner Christian McBride had been one of the most important and omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years...and he wasn’t even 40 yet! 

Black Violin
In 2015, Black Violin, an exhilarating violin/viola hip-hop duo, wowed audiences with their unique take on classical music. Their music incorporated their many musical influences from classical, R&B, and soul to rock and beyond.
Raquel Sofia

In 2015, Raquel Sofía, B.M. ’09 made her Festival Miami debut in a high-energy concert that showcased her jazz-infused vocals and sonic style, which ranges from rockabilly to ska to ’80s pop-rock. 

Emily Estefan
In 2017, Singer-songwriter Emily Estefan eschewed stereotypes and societal expectations through thought-provoking originals, cool harmonies, and world rhythms on her debut album, Take Whatever You Want (Alien Shrimp Records/Sony Red). She took a unique spin on some
well-known popular music and hear selections from her entertaining YouTube Channel.
Livingston Taylor
In 2011, singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor brought together the pure joy of performance with professionalism gained from decades of experience. He filled his concerts with upbeat storytelling, a joyous selection of his own writing, and a perfect splash of tunes from the great
American songbook.

Festival Miami

From 1984 to 2017, Florida’s Premier Live Music Festival provided world-class musical programming across genres. Guest artists included Jon Secada, Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Ben Folds, Gloria EstefanBruce HornsbyJackson BrowneShawn ColvinWilly Chirino, and many others who graced the UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall stage. In 2017, Festival Miami transitioned into a year-round concert series now known as the Frost Music Live Signature Series.  For more information click here.