“It’s a wonderful piece of music,” Carnochan said. “I think once people know it’s available for wind ensemble it's going be played by groups like ours at other major colleges around the country and possibly the world."
“All of the groups are unbelievable and the whole week is a showcase of different groups from freshman to seniors. There’s some spectacular talent there,” said Frost School of Music professor and musician Tim Smith.
The concert will feature many diverse voices and cultures that have been expressed through music, including modern works along with classical pieces. It is named after Yemayá, who is known as the goddess of motherhood, oceans and the healing arts. She has been celebrated for centuries throughout the world, especially in Cuba.
“I’m extremely excited to play this program for everyone this weekend. We’ve been working pretty hard on it, and I want to share our progress and the tremendous pieces,” Tomko. said. “I’m also super excited to show off my teacher."
"It’s a rarity that we have a concert that represents all areas of Frost, especially one where the proceeds are donated to a good cause,” said Blake Evans, a junior majoring in jazz drum set performance
The program not only features the University of Miami Frost School of Music students but also faculty, alumni and friends. UM professor and musician, Will Wulfeck, will be performing with his sextet Thursday, Sept. 26.