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Reformation Concert – Soli Deo Gloria


Soli Deo Gloria: “To God Alone Be the Glory”

Soli Deo gloria is the motto that grew out of the Protestant Reformation over 500 years ago and has been used by artists such as Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel to signify that the work was produced for the sake of praising God. Martin Luther’s opposition to the Catholic Church sparked religious, social, political, and economic changes that are still felt today. This concert, directed by Kathryn K. Longo, explores the choral music that was born of the Reformation in Europe and its influence on the Americas, concluding with J.S. Bach’s historic Reformation Cantata.



$15 General Admission; $10 FIU Faculty, Staff, Alumni, & Seniors; $5 Students- BUY NOW!


FIU Wind Ensemble presents “Unleashed” at New World Center


The FIU Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Brenton F. Alston, performs with Miami Arts Charter High School in a wonderful program at the New World Center. Featuring FIU new faculty Aldo Salvent as Saxophone soloist on Libby Larson’s “Holly Roller.”

Ticketed by New World Center. 

NODUS Fall 2017 Concert Series: Sound Image and Design (Part II)


Join us for the 2nd part of our NODUS Fall 2017 Concert Series: Sound Image and Design!

Audiences will be treated to performances by FIU’s NODUS Ensemble and panel discussions based on those works, focusing on cutting-edge Art music that blends visual art and/or architecture and design. Works by Hosokawa, Pintscher, Tuur, Garcia, Kolasinski, Sudol, Matthusen will be included as part of this series.

FIU Liszt Festival, Part II: Liszt and his Jewish Circle


The annual Liszt Festival, sponsored by the South Florida chapter of the American Liszt Society at FIU, is dedicated to advancing knowledge about the great Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt. For this evening, FIU Artist-in-Residence Kemal Gekic and pianist Jose Lopez perform works by Franz Liszt, Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, Ferdinand Hiller, Charles-Valentin Alkan and original paraphrases on operas by Meyerbeer.


Ticket Prices

$15 Non-Members; $10 JMOF-FIU Members; FREE for FIU Students (with valid i.d.)


To RSVP or For More Information

Ticketed through the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU:

info@jewishmuseum.com or 786-972-3175

High School Choral Festival and FIU Recruitment Fair


The FIU High School Choral Festival is an educational opportunity designed to encourage your students to develop their performance. You and your students will have the opportunity to work with our esteemed Director of Choirs, Dr. Kathryn K. Longo, and hear some of the most advanced choirs in the South Florida area. Participants will also learn what it takes to become a singer at FIU!

For more information, contact the FIU Director of Choirs, Kathryn K. Longo.

FIU Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Hispanic Heritage


The FIU Symphony Orchestra will jump start the 2017-18 Season with a salute to all those of Hispanic Heritage. Celebrate the richness and varied rhythms and melodies of Latin American music, conducted by FIU’s newly appointed Orchestral Director, Javier Jose Mendoza! 



Huapango by Jose Palo Moncayo

Canyengue by Elbio Barilari

Andalucia Suite by Ernesto Lecuona, arr. by G. Jenkins

Carlota by Arturo Rodriguez

El Gustito by Jonathan Metzinger

Luna de Xelaju by Jonathan Metzinger

Alma Llanera by Jonathan Metzinger




Mendoza is also Artistic Director of the Chicago Arts Orchestra (CAO) and is active in a movement to unearth and re-debut forgotten works from viceregal Latin America. Mendoza is energetically re-premiering pieces from archives in Mexico, Guatemala, and Spain in an effort to bring this wonderful music back into public awareness. Mendoza has given modern day re-premieres in the United States of works by composers Ignacio Jerusalem and Santiago Billoni, both of whom worked in present day Mexico in the 18th century. He has presented papers/lectures on this subject at Loyola University-Chicago, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Chicago Campus), Virginia Tech, Instituto Cervantes, and the International University of Andalucía. Mendoza’s work with the CAO can be heard on the album, Al combate, an imprint of Navona Records, and is available internationally through NAXOS. Mendoza has appeared as a conductor with the Chicago Latino Music Festival, the largest festival of its kind in the USA, over the last two seasons. Highlights for the 2017-18 season include, a return appearance on the Chicago Latino Music Festival, Guest Conductor in Guatemala City with the Montessori Canta Festival, and leading the CAO on tour of Mexico City with performances at the Catedral Metropolitana, Anfiteatro Simón Bolivar, and Sala Nezahualcóyotl at the invitation of the Universidad National Autónima de México.

Mendoza is one of a few American conductors actively working with an El Sistema-inspired youth orchestra program in Latin America. As guest conductor of El Sistema de Orquestas de Guatemala and the Escuela Municipal de Musica he has led concerts at the Teatro Nacional (National Theatre), Sexta Avenida, and Casa Santa Domingo.



$15 General Admission; $10 FIU Faculty, Staff, & Alumni; $5 Students- BUY NOW!

Hymns of the Reformation—a Festival of Sacred Music


This ecumenical musical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will bring people of all denominations together to hear and sing some of the most wonderful music created in the first centuries of the Reformation, with music by Martin Luther and his colleagues, and from other reformed traditions. A remarkable gathering of singers from across South Florida will lead the singing of favorite music of this period.

Come and hear Reformation era music sung by the Anglican Chorale, American Guild of Organists, Florida International University choirs, Miami Collegium Musicum, Miami Dade College choirs, Barry University choirs, St. Andrew’s Bell Choir, church and school choirs, guests and visitors. Please help spread the word—this gathering of choirs and music lovers will be one of the most remarkable musical celebrations!

Luther wrote 36 hymns and one motet; his followers would go on to write hundreds of hymns—perhaps most notably Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676) who wrote 139 German hymn texts and 15 in Latin. Today there are over 10,000 hymns that have been collected on NetHymnal.

This FREE event will begin with Luther’s A Mighty Fortress is Our God—both in Luther’s original rhythmic version and then in the common form best known today. Other favorite hymns will include All People that on Earth Do Dwell and Now Thank We All Our God.

NODUS Fall 2017 Concert Series: Sound, Image, and Design (Part I)


Join us for the 1st part of our NODUS Fall 2017 Concert Series: Sound Image and Design!

Audiences will be treated to performances by FIU’s NODUS Ensemble and panel discussions based on those works, focusing on cutting-edge Art music that blends visual art and/or architecture and design. Works by Hosokawa, Pintscher, Tuur, Garcia, Kolasinski, Sudol, Matthusen will be included as part of this series.



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, works written specifically for the ensemble, and works with electronics and/or video.



Free Admission