Composer Schuller to be feted at Festival Miami

By David Fleshler

Gunther Schuller

The lineup for this season’s Festival Miami concert series includes performances by the American composer Gunther Schuller, a celebration of the horn with the noted performer Richard Todd and a free concert by the United States Marine Band.

Festival Miami, a series of classical, jazz and Latin music presented by the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, runs from Sept. 30 to Nov. 4 and traditionally marks the beginning of the concert season. The university on Wednesday announced the schedule for this season, which will mark the festival’s 28th year.

Among the highlights of the festival’s 23 concerts will be a choral performance led by Karen Kennedy, newly hired as both director of choral activities at the university and artistic director of the Master Chorale of South Florida. Another will be a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 by Claire Huangci, first prize winner of the 2010 National Chopin Piano Competition in Miami. And there will be all-Liszt recital by the pianist Jerome Lowenthal, chairman of the piano department at Juilliard.

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