The University of Miami presents Festival Miami 2010, a series of concerts including "Jazz and Beyond," "Creative American Music" and "Great Performances." Times vary. Ends Oct. 20. Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami's Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Prices vary. Details: (305) 284-4940 or email@example.com or www.festivalmiami.com.
The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble performs classical chamber music in the estate's historic Stone House Ballroom. In this first concert of the 2010-2011Living Artist Concert Series, the ensemble plays works by Spanish and Cuban composers alive at the turn of the 20th century and Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor. 6:30 p.m. reception. 7 p.m. concert. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $12 students. $25 adults. $120 season subscription. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 233 or www.deeringestate.org.
Three musicians perform classic Cuban guitar music at a concert presented by the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies. Casa Bacardi at the University of Miami, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. $20. Details: (305) 284-2822 or www6.miami.edu/iccas/.
Pull up a chair, grab a cocktail and take in the music of jazz vocalist Michelle Manzo at The Kampong botanic garden. Ticket price is for table seating and includes wines, sodas and cocktails. 8 p.m. gates open. 9 p.m. music begins. The Kampong, 4013 S Douglas Road, Coconut Grove. $75. Details: (305) 442-7169 or http://kampongevents.ntbg.org.
Grammy Award-winning gospel singer and pastor Shirley Caesar performs with two local choirs. 4 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Knight Concert Hall, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.