If youre a fan of orchestral maneuvers in the dark, head to the opening night of the 26th annual Festival Miami, the University of Miamis Frost School of Musics shindig that runs October 2 through 30. This Friday at 8 p.m., UMs Frost Symphony Orchestra and faculty will celebrate the mad geniuses of the German romantic tradition with performances of Robert Schumanns Overture to Faust, Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 5, and Johannes Brahmss Symphony No. 1. Opening-night tickets cost $25 to $60, but check the event schedule for a full rooster of inspired performances. From Grammy winners to UM alums, artists such as Claudia Acuña, Shawn Colvin, Carlos Reyes, Arturo Sandoval, and Bruce Hornsby will bring Afro-Cuban jazz, American rock, and opera styles into the mix. All performances will be held at Gusman Hall on the UM campus.
Oct. 2-30, 8 p.m., 2009