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Florida International University – Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

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Amernet String Quartet: Carter, Cage & Crumb

Orchestral

About this performance: This eclectic concert of Carter, Cage, and Crumb promises to be a special one. The Amernet, heralded as one of today’s most talented string quartets, will wow audiences with thoughtful and provocative cross-generational string quartet works by esteemed composers such as John Cage, George Crumb, and Elliot Carter. Prepare to be dazzled by the flawless intonation of one of America’s greatest ensembles. Program: John Cage: “String Quartet in Four Parts”. George Crumb: Black Angels.

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• Thu 1/24/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Pianist Dingyuan Zhang performs All-Debussy

Classical

Guest concert pianist Dr. Dingyuan Zhang, Professor at East China Normal University in Shanghai, performs an all-Debussy program including the 12 etudes from 1915.

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• Wed 1/30/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

FIU Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Panther Alumni Week

Classical

Javier Jose Mendoza, conductor. The FIU Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the accomplishments of its alumni and concerto competition winners during Panther Alumni Week. The FIUSO has served hundreds of young people, inspiring the next generations of music players and supporters. Join us as we celebrate this milestone with the return of top rising Latin artist and alumnus, Darwin Aquino, with a world premiere that he has composed for violin, string orchestra, and percussion, featuring solo violinist and FIU Artist-in-Artist Robert Davidovici.

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• Thu 1/31/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

FIU Organ Series: Dan Hardin

Classical

Join guest organist Dan Hardin for an exciting matinee recital featuring FIU’s crown jewel, the Sydell Ida Wertheim Organ, at The Wertheim Concert Hall! This is an exceptional chance to encounter some truly magnificent treasures of organ literature. The Sydell Ida Wertheim Concert Organ is the spotlight of the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center. The prestigious 125-year-old Schantz Organ Company took nearly a year to build the 26-ton organ that is the largest in Miami-Dade County and one of the most technologically advanced in the country. The university dedicated the concert organ to the memory of Dr. Herbert Wertheim’s mother, Sydell Ida Wertheim. William Dan Hardin is Music Librarian at Florida International University. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music, the Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, the Bachelor of Music degree from Mars Hill College and a Master of Library and Information Science degree. Dr. Hardin is co-author (with N. Lee Orr) of Choral Music in Nineteenth Century America: A Guide to the Sources. (Scarecrow Press, 1999). He is also a pre-publication manuscript reviewer for the Routledge Press’s Music Bibliography series. At FIU, Dr. Hardin teaches the graduate music bibliography course and is organist at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. He is also a member of the Miami chapter of the American Guild of Organists and a past Dean of the Ft. Lauderdale chapter. From 2002-2015 he served as Organist and Choir Director at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Coconut Grove.

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• Thu 2/7/19 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

FIU Festival of Bands 2019

Classical

For the eleventh year in a row, the FIU Annual Festival of Bands is back. Each year, up to 12 area bands will perform their MPA musical program in an onstage clinic within the acoustically superior Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, where they will receive written and recorded feedback by the FIU Director of Bands Barry Bernhardt, FIU faculty and guest clinicians. Open for public viewing. This year’s festival will culminate in a side-by-side concert (ticketed) with participating high school bands and the FIU Wind Ensemble. Directed by Dr. Brenton F. Alston. For more information, contact Barry Bernhardt at bbernhar@fiu.edu or (305) 348-1547.

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• Fri 2/8/19 at

FIU Festival of Bands Finale Concert presents Sound & Vision: African-America

Classical

Brenton F. Alston, conductor. The FIU Festival of Bands will culminate in a side-by-side concert with participating high school bands and the FIU Wind Ensemble in a continuation of the series, “Sound & Vision: “African-America.” In celebration of Black History month, audiences will enjoy works by Valerie Coleman’s soulful “Red Clay, Mississippi Delta” for chamber ensemble and “Roma” for full wind ensemble, Carlos Simon’s multi-media chamber work “White Only, Colored Only” along with his “ Amen!” for wind ensemble and Omar Thomas’ tribute to the tragedy at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church “Our New Day Begun.”

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• Sat 2/9/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

FIU Organ Series: Dan Hardin

Classical

Join guest organist Dan Hardin for an exciting matinee recital featuring FIU’s crown jewel, the Sydell Ida Wertheim Organ, at The Wertheim Concert Hall. This is an exceptional chance to encounter some truly magnificent treasures of organ literature. The Sydell Ida Wertheim Concert Organ is the spotlight of the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center. The prestigious 125-year-old Schantz Organ Company took nearly a year to build the 26-ton organ that is the largest in Miami-Dade County and one of the most technologically advanced in the country. The university dedicated the concert organ to the memory of Dr. Herbert Wertheim’s mother, Sydell Ida Wertheim. William Dan Hardin is Music Librarian at Florida International University. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music, the Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, the Bachelor of Music degree from Mars Hill College and a Master of Library and Information Science degree. Dr. Hardin is co-author (with N. Lee Orr) of Choral Music in Nineteenth Century America: A Guide to the Sources. (Scarecrow Press, 1999). He is also a pre-publication manuscript reviewer for the Routledge Press’s Music Bibliography series. At FIU, Dr. Hardin teaches the graduate music bibliography course and is organist at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. He is also a member of the Miami chapter of the American Guild of Organists and a past Dean of the Ft. Lauderdale chapter. From 2002-2015 he served as Organist and Choir Director at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Coconut Grove.

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• Sun 2/10/19 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FIU Sings! American Voices

Choral

Kathyrn K. Longo, conductor. Enjoy a concert featuring the ever-changing sound of American choral music performed by the FIU Concert Choir, University Singers, FIUnity Gospel Choir and Jazz Vocal Ensemble.

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• Sat 2/16/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Guest Artist Recital: Corina Marti, Harpsichord

Classical

Corina Marti is a Swiss classical musician who specializes in performance on Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque flutes as well as the earliest keyboard instruments. For this concert, she will perform a myriad of early Polish works. She was born in Switzerland, where she received her first two degrees in ‘early music’ (Renaissance/Baroque flute and in harpsichord). However, her heart belongs to Medieval and Early Renaissance music. Passion for it has brought her to the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis from where she graduated with distinction under the guidance of Pierre Hamon and Kathrin Bopp. In 2003, she joined the faculty of Schola’s Department for Medieval and Renaissance Music as a tutor for medieval flutes. She is frequently invited to teach master classes. She is artistic co-director of LA MORRA, Ensemble for Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Music (www.lamorra.info). In addition to her work with LA MORRA, where she plays early flutes and keyboard instruments (clavicimbalum and clavicytherium), she enjoys performing Baroque and contemporary music and has appeared both as a soloist and with various ensembles (including Jordi Savall’s Hesperion XXI) all over Europe and in Middle East. Apart from the CDs with LA MORRA, she has recorded seventeenth-century music from Lombardy and J. S. Bach’s flute sonatas (with harpsichord player Alena Hönigova), as well as music from fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century German keyboard and lute sources (with Michal Gondko).

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• Mon 2/18/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

MIGF 2019: Turkish Makam System by Cihat Askin

Classical

The 2019 Miami International GuitART Festival presents a lecture-performance on “Makam System and Forms in Traditional Turkish Music” by virtuoso Turkish violinist Cihat Askin who will present rhythmic (usűl) and modal (makam) systems in classical Turkish music. Born in Istanbul, Cihat Askin started his violin lessons at the age of 11 with Prof. Ayhan Turan, at the Turkish Music State Conservatory of Istanbul Technical University, graduating in 1989. He completed his studies in London, studying under Rodney Friend at the Royal College of Music (where he took all the major solo and chamber music awards), and Yfrah Neaman at City University (1992-96, doctorate programme). Upon his arrival in Istanbul he was appointed as a violin professor in 1998 and founded the Advanced Music Research Center (MIAM) and became its first director in 2000 and appointed as an academic Professor in 2006 at ITU. Cihat Askin is currently Professor of Music at the Turkish State Music Conservatory, He uses a violin by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume (1846) in his concerts. The MIGF 2019 Festival continues until February 24th with daily concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and Luthiers Expo. Attend all festival events at a single reduced price.

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• Tue 2/19/19 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Amernet & Friends: Cynthia Phelps & Ronald Thomas

Classical

FIU’s Artist-in-Residence, the Amernet String Quartet, will be joined by guest artist Cynthia Phelps, principal violist of the New York Philharmonic, and famed cellist Ronald Thomas, formerly with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and founder of the Boston Chamber Music Society in a program exploring string sextet literature.

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• Tue 2/19/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

MIGF 2019 Opening Concert: Aksak Duo

Classical

In the festival opening concert Aksak Duo, virtuoso Turkish musicians Cihat Askin, violin, and Mesut Özgen, guitar, present a program of duo and solo works by Pablo Ortiz, Christopher Pratorius, Kenneth Walicki, Mesut Özgen, and others. Among the featured works are Pas de Deux by Chris Pratorius, Freak Folk by Pablo Ortiz, and A Wave in the Ocean by Ken Walicki (all written for Aksak Duo), as well as Moldavian-Turkish Medley, Rumeli Türküsü, and Turkish Folk Songs by Mesut Özgen. This concert is sponsored by the Turkish Consulate General in Miami. The MIGF 2019 Festival continues until February 24th with daily concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and Luthiers Expo. Attend all festival events at a single reduced price.

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• Wed 2/20/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

MIGF 2019: Aysegül Koca in Concert

Classical

The 2019 Miami International GuitART Festival presents virtuoso Turkish guitarist Aysegül Kocain a solo concert, performing a program of works by Albeniz, Chopin, Mertz, Sor, Domeniconi, Regondi, and Barrios. This concert is sponsored by the Turkish Consulate General in Miami. The MIGF 2019 Festival continues until February 24th with daily concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and Luthiers Expo. Attend all festival events at a single reduced price.

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• Thu 2/21/19 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

MIGF 2019: Muriel Anderson in Concert

Classical

The 2019 Miami International GuitART Festival presents award-winning guitarist, composer, and harp guitarist Muriel Anderson in a solo concert. She is one of the few international touring guitarists equally at home with fingerstyle, bluegrass, classical, freeform, and international music. She is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Muriel has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Her obvious joy of music, humor and her facility across the genres of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. An engaging performer, Muriel’s unique approach to the instrument virtually transforms the guitar into a lyrical choir, then a marching band, then a Japanese koto, then a Bluegrass band, one minute launching into a Beatles’ tune and the next, a Rodrigo concerto. This concert is supported in part by the Music for Life Alliance. The MIGF 2019 Festival continues until February 24th with daily concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and Luthiers Expo. Attend all festival events at a single reduced price!

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• Thu 2/21/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

MIGF 2019: From the Mediterranean to the Tropics

Classical

The 2019 Miami International GuitART Festival presents virtuoso Italian guitarists Leonardo De Angelis and Emiliano Leonardi in concert. They will perform duo and solo works from the Mediterranean to the Tropics by Bellinati, Gismonti, Bacalov, and Morricone.

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• Fri 2/22/19 at - 7:30 PM

MIGF: Bichord Drone in Concert with Garcia, Sudol and Bonascossa

Classical

Welcome to the fourth edition of Miami International GuitART Festival (MIGF) at the FIU School of Music to be held from February 19-24, 2019. The MIGF IV will present extraordinary artists in eight concerts, four masterclasses, three lectures, and a round-table composers panel. Featured artists will include Leonardo De Angelis and Emiliano Leonardi (Italy), Duo NIHZ with Bobby and Sanna Rootveld (Germany), Kagan Korad and Tolga Salman (Turkey), Bahar Ossareh (Iran), Aysegül Koca and Cihat Askin (Turkey), and MIGF Artistic Director and Founder Mesut Özgen (Turkey/U.S.).

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• Fri 2/22/19 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MIGF 2019: FIU Miami Guitar Orchestra in Concert with Zuleida Suarez

Classical

The FIU Miami Guitar Orchestra, directed by guitarist/composer Mesut Özgen, will present an exciting program of music from Renaissance to modern, as well as jazz and traditional musics from around the world, featuring virtuoso Cuban guitarist and conductor Zuleida Suarez.

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• Sat 2/23/19 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

MIGF 2019: Duo Korad-Salman in Concert

Classical

The 2019 Miami International GuitART Festival presents virtuoso Turkish musicians Tolga Salman, bandoneon, and Kagan Korad, guitar, in concert. The program includes Latin American and Turkish music, featuring works by Piazzolla, Gubitsch, Troilo, Rodriguez, Falloni, Dyens, Say, and Eren.

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• Sat 2/23/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

MIGF 2019: Bahar Ossareh in Concert

Classical

The 2019 Miami International GuitART Festival presents virtuoso Iranian guitarist Bahar Ossareh in a solo concert. The program will include music from Serbia, Cuba, U.S.A, Paraguay, Spain Iran, and Turkey, featuring works by Bogdanovic, Beauvais., Brouwer, York, Falsafi, Pakbaz, Barrios, and Özgen.

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• Sun 2/24/19 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

MIGF 2019: Klezmer and Beyond with Duo NIHZ

Classical

The 2019 Miami International GuitART Festival presents Duo NIHZ with German musicians Sanna (recorders and vocals) and Bobby (guitar, percussion, and vocals) Rootveld in concert. The husband and wife duo performs an amazingly entertaining program blending jewish and classical music with a touch of comedy.

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• Sun 2/24/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

FIU Symphonic Band presents Springtime

Classical

Celebrate springtime with the FIU Symphonic Band and the FIU Wind, Brass, and Chamber Ensembles at The Wertheim! Catch your favorites including The Hounds of Spring by Alfred Reed, Bloom by Steven Bryant, Hymn for Emanuel by James Syler, and Early Light by Carolyn Bremmer. Under the direction of its conductor Professor Barry Bernhardt, the FIU Symphonic Band commissions new projects, concert tours and recording projects. This ensemble typically performs two concerts per term with frequent appearances at FIU events.

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• Tue 2/26/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM