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FIU Music Festival 2021

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Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 7:30pm

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

The FIU Music Festival returns this October 20, 2021 – November 13, 2021. Come see why we are FIU’s premier music festival! With culturally diverse and engaging concerts featuring revered Classical and Jazz musicians from acclaimed ensembles, we have something for every musical taste.  Oceanbank is the festival sponsor of the FIU Music Festival.

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Opening Concert: Celebrating Cuban Music
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 7:30pm

Join us for our opening night festival concert – a celebration of Cuban heritage! From Moises Simon to Benny More and many more featured surprises including the orchestral world premiere of Ernesto Lecuona’s Rumba-Rhapsody, get ready for an evening filled with the classical and unmistakable rhythms of Cuba featuring the FIU Symphony Orchestra, joined by pianist Tomas Y. Tirino, the FIU Concert Choir, the FIU University Singers, Encantus Voices, the Miami Children’s Chorus and more!


The Business of Music
Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 6:00pm

The Miami Finance Forum in a partnership with FIU School of Music would like to invite you to a candid discussion and talk on how the music industry has evolved in recent times from selling CDs to streaming services. Learn more from experts in the industry about how the pandemic has pushed artist and music labels to reorient their business priorities and to think of alternative ways to generate revenue as well as what the future will hold for the industry. Networking reception with cocktails to follow.

An Evening of Piano Fireworks
Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 7:30pm

For one night only! Treat yourself to an evening of piano fireworks by Chopin and Liszt performed by internationally renowned FIU Artist in Residence and Professor Kemal Gekic, FIU alumnus Silvije Vidovic, and America’s rising star Lindsay Garritson in the Wertheim Concert Hall.

Rumbarrocco on Tour! Latin-Baroque Fusion
Sunday, October 24, 2021 | 3:00pm

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage, we will illustrate the intersection of early European music with the aural African and Amerindian traditions and the resulting link with current Latin-American genres, the African diaspora in Latin America and its lasting musical legacy in Ibero-American music, and the fusion of art music or “learned” music with folk and popular forms.

Michael Eckroth, Faculty Jazz Ensemble & Big Band
Friday, October 29, 2021 | 7:30pm

In this special concert, accomplished jazz pianist Michael Eckroth makes his FIU debut in his new position as asst. professor in a performance with the FIU Faculty Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Big Band for what will be an unforgettable evening. Eckroth is a pianist/arranger for the Cuban ensemble Orquesta Akokan, whose 2018 debut album received a Grammy Nomination.

Amernet and Guests
Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 7:30pm

The Amernet String Quartet, FIU’s Ensemble-in-Residence, presents a magnificent program for strings. They will be joined by distinguished guests Nicholas Kitchen and Yeesun Kim, members of the world-renowned Borromeo String Quartet, as well as Stephanie Block, Viola Fellow at the New World Symphony, and violinist Mari-Liis Pakk.

German and French Treasures
Friday, November 5, 2021 | 8:00pm

In partnership with the Friends of Chamber Music of Miami, the FIU School of Music proudly presents a spectacular program of German and French treasures featuring captivating clarinetist David Shifrin and award-winning pianist Asiya Korepanova.

Berlin PianoPercussion
Sunday, November 7, 2021 | 3:00pm

Founded in autumn 2008 by internationally-renowned soloists who for many years have championed the interpretation and promotion of contemporary music, Berlin PianoPercussion is an ensemble characterized by the individual and complementary personalities of its members.

Karen Walwyn, Steinway Artist
Friday, November 12, 2021 | 7:30pm

Karen Walwyn is an Albany Recording Artist, and the first female African American pianist/ composer to receive the Steinway Artist Award.

An Evening of Latin Jazz with Fabian Almazan
Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 7:30pm

Cuban-born jazz pianist and composer Fabian Almazan and his ensemble perform Flamboyan and Almazan’s own composition Alcanza, a vibrant multi-movement suite that fuses jazz and contemporary classical chamber music. Founder and director of Biophilia Records, he has worked tirelessly towards ensuring a continued dialogue of awareness concerning music and environmental justice.

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