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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

Other Upcoming Events

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 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