Presented by the Frost School of Music and the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®
CORAL GABLES, FL (JAN. 15, 2020)— The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today they will host a concert on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, featuring CNCO. This special performance, to be held at the 600-seat UM Maurice Gusman Hall, will feature CNCO in a rare acoustic benefit concert as part of the Frost Music Live Signature Series. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit both the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation and the Frost School of Music scholarship programs.
Ticket prices range from $75 – $200. A VIP ticket package is available at $200, which includes a pre-show meet-and-greet with CNCO, private sound check, picture with CNCO, pre-concert reception, and concert gift bag. For more information, go to http://www.frost.miami.edu/CNCO.
Since their launch in 2015, Latin GRAMMY® nominee CNCO, composed of Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Zabdiel De Jesús, Joel Pimentel, and Christopher Vélez, have become one of Latin pop's most influential and prolific hit-makers. With two number No. 1 albums under their belt, the group has garnered numerous awards. With over 3 billion cumulative streams, 6.5 billion total music video views, 12 gold and platinum certifications in the U.S. alone and countless sold out shows, their influence can be felt in nearly every corner of the globe.
Latin GRAMMY-nominated and GRAMMY®-winning Frost School of Music faculty member Dafnis Prieto will be leading an elite ensemble comprised of Frost School of Music students as well as Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation scholars to open the concert with a virtuosic performance of Latin jazz leading into the acoustic performance by CNCO.
"I am thrilled to be part of this very special evening that unites the Frost School of Music and the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation building a cultural bridge among students from around the country, creating music for a great cause. How exciting for these talented young musicians to be opening for CNCO who will grace our stage with a rare acoustic performance. I’d also like to thank the members of CNCO for taking the time out of their hectic schedule and donating their time," stated Dafnis Prieto, Assistant Professor Professional Practice and MacArthur Fellow.
"We are thankful to the Frost School of Music for allowing us to participate in their prestigious Live Signature Series, and to CNCO for generously joining us in our cause," said Manolo Díaz, Sr. Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. "CNCO is one of the hottest Latin bands right now, and I know this event will be a great success, helping us to continue growing our scholarship programs."
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation’s mission is to provide educational opportunities for aspiring musicians and as of today the organization has allocated a remarkable $5 million USD in scholarships, grants, musical instrument donations, and educational events worldwide. The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami fosters musical leadership by providing an innovative, relevant and inspiring education; contributing to the advancement of music performance, creativity and scholarship; and enriching the world with meaningful outreach and brilliant cultural offerings.
ABOUT FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC:
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music is one of the largest and most highly acclaimed music schools located in a private university in the United States, and one of the most comprehensive and relevant in all of higher education. With more than 700 students and 100 faculty members it is a top choice for instrumental, keyboard, and vocal performance, as well as composition, music business, music education, music engineering technology, music therapy, songwriting, jazz, studio music, and more. It is one of two schools created in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded. The naming gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost in 2003 was an historic occasion. The Frost School of Music seeks to transform lives through the study and performance of music, and to enhance music’s future as the result of the most innovative and relevant curricula in higher education. For further information, visit: www.frost.miami.edu. Follow us at @FrostSchoolUM
ABOUT THE LATIN GRAMMY CULTURAL FOUNDATION:
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation was established by The Latin Recording Academy® to promote international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world’s culture, and to protect its rich musical legacy and heritage. The Foundation's primary charitable focus is to provide scholarships to students interested in Latin music, as well as grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research and preservation of diverse Latin music genres. Take action in supporting our mission by donating today via our Facebook page. For additional information, please visit us at www.latingrammyculturalfoundation.com. For the latest news and exclusive content, follow us at @latingrammyfdn on Twitter and Instagram, and Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation on Facebook.
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