Seats are Non-Reserved
Gusman Concert Hall
Frost School of Music
University of Miami
1314 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, Florida

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Concert 1 - Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3 pm

Justin Lansing, vocals, banjo
Joe Mailander, vocals, guitar
Pre-Halloween Concert - All children are invited to dress in Halloween costumes

An American folk concert the whole family will enjoy! If you haven't heard The Okee Dokee Brother -- 2013 Grammy Award winners in the Best Children's Album category and two-time Parent's Choice Award recipients -- you are in for a rollicking treat.Originally from Denver, two witty singer-songwriters, Justin Lansing on banjo and Joe Mailander on guitar have garnered praise from the likes of NPR's All Things Considered and USA Today. Their Grammy winning CD, Can you Canoe? was inspired by a month-long adventure paddling down the Mississippi River. They will also perform new songs inspired by recent travels on the Appalachian Trail.

Presented in collaboration with Festival Miami.
For tickets call 305-284-4940 or go to
Grownups $15 / Children $10 (2-12) / Free (children under 2 years old)


Concert 2 – Sunday, December 1, 2013, 3 pm ( Valet parking available $5.00 )

Greater Miami Symphonic Band

Robert Longfield, conductor
Henry Barrow, announcer

The eighty-five member strong Greater Miami Symphonic Band brings joy to audiences of all ages! The symphonic band played on village squares and village greens many years ago for your grandparents and great grandparents and was the highlight of the town’s activities! Now you and your children can experience the excitement that an old-fashioned band concert brings to its audiences as we all happily march along together!

Generously sponsored in part by Raymond and Barbara Calev-Moran


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Concert 3 - Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3 pm

Trout Fishing in America
Keith Grimwood & Ezra Idlet, guitar/bass

This Family Music Party offers a musical and lyrical adventure that both children and adults can truly enjoy. With lots of family-friendly humor and hand-clapping rhythms, their folksy-acoustic sound is simple, yet invigorating when coupled with lyrics that acknowledge the intelligent minds of children. This often goofy and always lively musical duo presents the world as youngsters see it, in a fresh manner that reminds us to embrace life and smile as we do. Trout Fishing in America will make you dance, think and laugh out loud from the first notes to the final encore!

Gusman Hall will Rock & Roll as will you!

Valet parking available $5.00

Generously sponsored by Fay Aronson-Foglia


Concert 4 - Sunday, February 23, 2014, 3 pm

Florida Youth Symphony, Thomas Sleeper, Music Director

Share the joy and excitement as over 100 of South Florida’s most gifted young musicians, ages 10-18, sparkle on stage in an exciting performance that will ignite the audience, young and old alike, and will have everyone smiling from note to note! Since 1988 the Florida Youth Orchestra has been providing the highest quality classical music education for young talented musicians. It continues to be recognized as Florida’s premier youth orchestra.

Under the inspired direction and guidance of its music director, Thomas Sleeper, the orchestras and ensembles perform for thousands of concertgoers each year in addition to regular appearances on local and national television and radio broadcasts.

Their concert program includes the amazing Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky Korsakov, The Fantasy for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra by Sofia Kraevska, The Little Kangaroo by Spencer Robelen and selections from Tchaikovsky’s fabulous Symphony No. 5!! This exciting program also includes a musical instrument playpen, following the concert, where children can hold and play symphony orchestra instruments alongside the young musicians. In addition, we still have the musical instrument petting zoo. Instructors from Allegro Music Center, Miami will be there to help/instruct the children before the concert.

Valet parking available $5.00

Generously sponsored by Citizens Interested in Arts.

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Concert 5 - Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3 pm

Frost Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Sleeper, Music Director
Martin Bookspan, Celebrity Storyteller

Sergei Prokofiev’s musical fairytale, Peter & the Wolf, has delighted children of all ages for nearly a century. Maestro Sleeper and the Frost Symphony Orchestra (75 member strong) bring the characters vividly to life. The legendary broadcaster/writer Martin Bookspan takes us on Peter’s adventures to the catchy rhythms of Prokofiev’s immortal score introducing children to the instruments of the modern symphony orchestra in a colorful and fun manner. Other musical selections especially suited for youngsters will also be on the program. A concert tradition not to be missed!

Valet parking available $5.00

Generously sponsored by the Joseph and Ligia Wiegand Family Foundation

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Concert 6 – Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3 pm

Miami City Ballet Principal Dancers

Leading dancers from the world acclaimed Miami City Ballet come to Gusman Concert Hall introducing children to the wonderful world of ballet! From classroom exercises to the creation and final performance of a ballet, the young audience will be guided through the journey of preparing a ballet, stretching, rehearsing and finally the finished performance. Beautiful dancers, beautiful music, beautiful costumes, and more. The dancers will enchant and captivate young audiences demonstrating firsthand the challenge of basic steps and partnering. So mark your calendar and young ballerinas be sure to wear your favorite tutu and dancing shoes and remember - everything is beautiful at the ballet!!!

(Dancers appear courtesy Miami City Ballet, Lourdes Lopez, artistic director)

Valet parking available $5.00

Generously sponsored by Miami Salon Group; Susan and Bert Traeger in honor of Mia & Eli

Tickets available for online purchase until 9 am concert day. Tickets purchased on-line within 6 days of the concert will be available at the "Will Call" desk one hour before concert on performance day. LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. Tickets can be purchased at the box office on concert day with cash, check, mastercard or visa. Seats are Non-Reserved.

The hour-long children's concerts are an informal and friendly introduction to the exciting world of music, song and dance. Fun is the first step to music appreciation and that's what these concerts are all about. Audience participation and interaction is part of the musical fun providing children with experiences that will last a lifetime. There’s no better way to encourage the love of music than by introducing children to the music and the musicians who make the magic happen!

Come early to visit the musical instrument petting zoo. Allegro Music Center Miami. Instructors will be there to instruct the children. After each one hour concert have fun at the Apple Juice, Balloons and Cookies party. (Courtesy of Whole Foods Market, Coral Gables).

(Artists and Dates Subject to Change Without Notice)

  Sunday Afternoons of Music
  P.O. Box 6688, Pinecrest, FL 33256
  Phone 305-271-7150 | FAX 305-271-0926

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