Calendar Of Events Music
Written by Miami Today on October 1, 2009
The vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire performs a collection of work, including one by composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina said to contain hidden numerical or illustrative codes with secret messages to the Vatican. 7:30 p.m. St. Christopher’s by-the-Sea, 95 Harbor Drive, Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 285-9060 or www.serphicfire.org.
The University of Miami’s 2009 edition of "Festival Miami" opens with a performance by the Frost Symphony Orchestra in celebration of German Romantic tradition. The orchestra, conducted by Thomas Sleeper, will perform works from "Faust" by Robert Schuman and Brahms’ "Symphony No. 1." 7 p.m. University of Miami, 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-4940 or www.festivalmiami.com.
FOR A CAUSE
Florida International University faculty and students, as well as the Faculty Brass Quintet and the FIU Golden Brass Band, will give a performance benefiting the FIU chapter of Collegiate Music Educators National Conference’s grant "Music in Need," which raises funds to provide local elementary schools with music instruments. 8 p.m. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St., Sweetwater. $5 to $15. Details: (305) 348-0496 or www.carta.fiu.edu.
The Chopin Foundation hosts a free concert with Claire Huangci, winner of the World Piano Competition and the Kosciuszko Chopin International Piano Competition. 3 p.m. Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 868-0624 or www.chopin.org.
The University of Miami’s Frost School of Music hosts a master class with jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton. The Indiana native made his first recording at age 17 and went on to win a Grammy Award in 1971. 6:25 p.m. University of Miami, 1312 Miller Drive, Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, Coral Gables. Details: www.music.miami.edu.