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FIU Miami GuitART Orchestra

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Monday, April 8 at 7:30pm

WPAC - Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall
10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199

Get ready for the spring FIU Miami Guitar Orchestra showcase, led by guitarist/composer Mesut Özgen.

Experience a thrilling program that traverses centuries, from the Renaissance to modern times, while exploring the mesmerizing rhythms of jazz and traditional music from diverse cultures worldwide. Prepare to be enchanted by this unforgettable fusion of musical styles.


ABOUT FIU MIAMI GUITART ORCHESTRA | The FIU Miami GuitART Orchestra (FIUMGO) was founded in 2013 by its current ensemble director/guitarist/composer Mesut Özgen. The FIUMGO aims to present new ensemble works for guitar, in addition to transcriptions and arrangements of the traditional repertoire. Dr. Özgen commissioned and premiered many works for the guitar orchestra by renowned composers, such as Benjamin Verdery, Jack Vees, Phil Collins, and Christopher Pratorius. Among the orchestra’s repertoire are “Acerca del cielo, el aire y la sonrisa” by Leo Brouwer, “Tantra” by Carlos Rafael Rivera, “Pick and Roll for guitar ensemble, basketball, two violins, and tenor saxophone” by Benjamin Verdery, “Strum” by Phil Collins, “Mountain Mission” by Adam Cotton, “Following the Wind” by Mark Aitken, “Twangology” by Mark Houghton, and “Segni Meravigliosi Nos. 3-5 for guitar ensemble and flute choir” by Gerald Garcia,. Some of the other repertoire performed by the ensemble include works by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Johanson, Duarte, Ogawa, and Charlton.

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