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in partnership with

University of Miami Libraries and 
University of Miami School of Communication


Join us for a live musical celebration of the past and present, featuring a holiday-themed presentation and a classical music performance

Saturday, December 11, 2021
4 p.m. (EST)

Kislak Center at the University of Miami
Otto G. Richter Library
1300 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

Presentation by
Frank Cooper
Professor Emeritus of Musicology
University of Miami
Music performances by
Maria Aleida, soprano

Scott Flavin, violin
Claudio Jaffe, cello
Marina Radiushina, piano

You are cordially invited to Saturnalia, a special holiday concert and a wonderful way to get into the joyous spirit of the season!

Co-presented by the University of Miami's Libraries and School of Communication, and the Miami Chamber Music Society, the event will feature a lively and engaging presentation by Professor Emeritus of Musicology Frank Cooper.

Inspired by the collections at the University of Miami Libraries, Professor Cooper will reflect on the multifaceted, centuries-long seasonal traditions, and the concert performance will include holiday-themed instrumental and vocal classical and popular favorites—from the works of Mozart to The Nutcracker—and much more.

The title, Saturnalia, comes from the name of the most popular of the Roman festivals, which directly influenced the celebrations of Christmas and New Year's. During the festivities, work was suspended, moral restrictions were eased, homes were decorated, and presents were given to children.

The program is supported in part by the University of Miami Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.



Mission Statement

Miami Chamber Music Society is committed to presenting world-class classical music performances to the audiences of Miami-Dade, commissioning new works in various artistic disciplines, developing educational initiatives, and maximizing the positive impact of art on the community. 

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Please direct your donations to Miami Chamber Music Society, a not-for-profit organization that operates the Mainly Mozart Festival.


Miami Chamber Music Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Miami Chamber Music Society are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

IMPORTANT: Consistent with CDC guidelines, face covers will be required in all indoor public spaces, including classrooms and libraries, regardless of vaccination status. More information can be found on UM's Coronavirus information page.Please note that all guests must complete the Daily Symptom Checker before arriving on the University of Miami campus.

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