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XXI New Music Miami ISCM Festival: Havana & Miami

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Welcome to the first New Music Miami Festival concert of the year featuring music by Cuban and Miami composers! Join us for a pre-concert discussion of works at 7:00pm, to be followed by a performance at 7:30pm. Hear the celebrated ensemble, the Amernet String Quartet, and members of the NODUS Ensemble perform a myriad of works, including a world premiere by guest composer Ileana Perez Velazquez.

About NMMF: The FIU School of Music celebrates its 21st year of the New Music Miami ISCM Festival, directed by FIU composer-in-residence Orlando Jacinto Garcia. The festival runs from January 17 through April 20 and includes the presentation of music by composers from around the world, many of whom are present to discuss their music for FIU students and audiences. The festival has continued to expand, featuring new music concerts for acoustic and electro-acoustic instrumentations.

Performances are free and open to the public.


Cuban born composer Ileana Perez Velazquez lives in upstate NY and is a Professor of Music Composition at Williams College, MA. The New York Times has praised the “imaginative strength and musical consistency” and the “otherworldly quality” of her compositions. Her music has been featured regularly in numerous international festivals and concerts around the world. She was a recipient of a 2015 commission from the Fromm Foundation from Harvard. She has written music premiered by prestigious contemporary music ensembles from NYC such as Continuum, ICE, Flux, and Momenta quartets, Miranda Cuckson and NUNC, League of Composers NYC, and Dal Niente from Chicago among many others. Albany Records, Innova, and Urlicht Audiovisual have released recordings of her music.


Misha Vitenson, Violin
Franz Felkl, Violin
Michael Klotz, Viola
Jason Calloway, Cello

Praised for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets and are Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami. Their sound has been called “complex” but with an “old world flavor.” Strad Magazine described the Amernet as “…a group of exceptional technical ability.”


Initiated by FIU faculty composer in residence Orlando Jacinto García, NODUS is the professional contemporary chamber music ensemble in residence at Florida International University in Miami (FIU). Specializing in the cutting edge Art music of our time, the makeup of the ensemble varies for each concert depending on the works being presented. The ensemble’s repertoire includes recent music by composers from around the world, workswritten specifically for the ensemble, and works with electronics and/or video.

“Shakespeare Opera Scenes” presented by the FIU Opera Workshop



The FIU Opera Workshop presents popular scenes, arias, and ensembles from various operas including Berlioz, Bernstein, Gounod, Nicolai, Verdi and many more. Directed by Robert B. Dundas.

$10 at the door | $8 online | $8 FIU Faculty/Staff/Alumni | $5 Student

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Wind & Percussion Arts Series: FIU Symphonic Band & Chamber Ensemble present “Spring”

Chimes of Freedom

Featuring the music of Carolyn Bremmer, Jack Stamp, Sam Hazo, Vaughan Williams, Robert Smith, and Robert Sheldon.

$10 at the door | $8 Online | $8 FIU Faculty/Staff/Alumni | $5 Student

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199


Miami Guitar Trio: 2016 Miami International GuitArt Festival

GuitArt festival

GuitArt festival

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199

Free and open to the public

Awards Ceremony; winning works of the Composition Competition and works of the Competition Judges will be performed. Miami Guitar Trio performs. The Miami Guitar Trio, a unique chamber group in South Florida, was formed in 2009 and is comprised of Federico Bonacossa, Corey Harvin, and Federico Musgrove. Their very diverse backgrounds are characteristic of the rich cultural environment of the region. Some of MGT’s recent performances include concerts for the Miami Bach Society, the Sarasota Guitar Society, the Miami International Guitar Festival, the State College of Florida, the Miami World Music Festival, and WLRN Radio. Their concerts feature a wide array of early to contemporary music including original compositions and arrangements. The group’s mission is to expand the guitar trio repertoire through commissions, original compositions, and arrangements of music for other instruments.

Festival Passes Available!