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FIU Music Festival: FIU Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Hispanic Heritage-Benefit for Mexico

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The FIU School of Music closes its festival with a salute to 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!

Proceeds to benefit earthquake relief in Mexico. Donations will be taken at the door. Patrons can also give a donation online while making a ticket purchase. Bring your friends and loved ones for this great cause! 

 

PROGRAM

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

 

ABOUT JAVIER JOSE MENDOZA

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.

Mendoza has been a conductor with Opera Maya in Quintana Roo, Mexico and presented the first orchestral concert performed at Tulum, one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya. Mendoza has performed with the CAO and Opera Maya across Mexico including performances in San Miguel de Allende, Campeche, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Chetumal. Other international performances have been with the State Philharmonic of Sibiu, Romania and the Camerata Antonio Soler in El Escorial, Spain.

 

FESTIVAL TICKETING

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$45 Festival Pass for FIU Faculty/Staff/ & Seniors – BUY NOW!

 

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One hundred percent of the money raised through the FIU Disaster Response and Recovery Fund will go to helping those impacted. Please help support FIU families and keep students from the affected areas in school and progressing toward their degrees. – GIVE NOW!

 

 

 

 

FIU Music Festival: Grand Harmonie

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Early music ensemble, Grand Harmonie, promotes period-instrument artistry in the United States through inventive, compelling performances of Classical and Romantic repertoire and educational outreach to listeners of all ages and backgrounds.

Their approach to music-making unites scholarship and hands-on performing experience with passion, curiosity, and a willingness to experiment in the spirit of discovery. This early music ensemble uses historic instruments to explore all aspects of period performance practice – even live improvisation! By bringing incredible 19th century sound world to 21st century ears, Grand Harmonie creates a shared experience that will renew your excitement about live performance.

 

FESTIVAL TICKETING

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$45 Festival Pass for FIU Faculty/Staff/ & Seniors – BUY NOW!

 

SINGLE TICKETING

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

 

GIVE NOW

One hundred percent of the money raised through the FIU Disaster Response and Recovery Fund will go to helping those impacted. Please help support FIU families and keep students from the affected areas in school and progressing toward their degrees. – GIVE NOW!

Join us in being #FIUstrong. Cash donations taken at the door. 

 

FIU Music Festival: French Classics: Franck and Ravel

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A concert to set the mood for the evening’s French chamber music program of César Franck and Maurice Ravel will be performed by FIU Artists-in-Residence, pianist Kemal Gekic and violinist Robert Davidovici.

 

ABOUT KEMAL GEKIC

Born in Split, Croatia in 1962, Gekic accurately picked out melodies on the piano at age one and a half. The young prodigy received all his early musical training from his aunt, Lorenza Batturina. In 1978 he entered the class of Professor Jokuthon Mihailovich (a graduate of Moscow Conservatory) at the Art Academy of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. He graduated in 1982 with the highest mark ever granted a diploma exam recital, and was immediately given a faculty appointment by the piano department which he eventually directed until 1999. During his school years he won prizes at the Franz Liszt Competition in Parma (1981), the Viana da Motta in Lisbon (1983) and the Yugoslav Artists’ Competition in Zagreb (1984).

He earned his Master’s degree in 1985, the same year he created a sensation at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Although panned by the jury he won the hearts of audience and critics alike, and began receiving many invitations to perform abroad, including several from the Chopin Society of Hannover, Germany, which had awarded him a special prize for best sonata performance at the competition. A recording of his Warsaw performances sold 60,000 copies in Germany by the end of the year, and the Victor Entertainment Corporation, Japan (JVC) sold 80,000 copies of a CD version in that country. The Warsaw Philharmonic invited Gekic to perform the Chopin E minor Piano Concerto in Philharmonic Hall in their regular series that season. In the same hall, with the same orchestra as he would have played in the Chopin Competition finals, Gekic wowed the Warsaw audience once more, and for an encore gave Chopin’s Third Sonata in B minor in its entirety!

In the years following the 1985 Warsaw Competition, and in addition to extensive concert activity in Germany, Denmark, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Italy, Canada and, of course, Yugoslavia, he completed tours of the USSR and Japan-Southeast Rim. Programs on his life and his performances were broadcast by RAI Italy, TV Portugal, TV Yugoslavia, NHK Japan, POLTEL Poland, RTV Lower Saxony West Germany, RTV USSR, Intervision, CBC and PBS.

During the early 1990s that Gekic drastically curtailed his concert activity, going into seclusion for a further period of intensive study, seeking even higher levels of perfection in his art. The first fruit of this retreat was his landmark recording of the complete Liszt Transcendental Etudes, generally considered as the best recording of the set ever made. Shortly to follow were the Naxos recording of Liszt-Rossini transcriptions (including the William Tell Overture) which won the “Rosette” Prize from the Penguin Guide to Music, and live recordings from Yugoslavia (VAI), Montreal (Palexa), and Liszt’s Années de Pelerinage Book II from The International Piano Festival Williamstown, Pennsylvania.

In 1999 he was invited to perform at the Miami International Piano Festival. Minutes before he was to walk on stage, a chance glance at a television showed houses burning in his hometown of Novi Sad. It was March 24th; the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia had begun. Instead of canceling, he went out on stage and played what many consider to be the best recital he ever gave, one that launched his current re-emergence as one of the major pianists of our century.

 

ABOUT ROBERT DAVIDOVICI

Acclaimed on five continents, Robert Davidovici, is a virtuoso, known for his spectacular technique and wide-ranging repertoire, fused with magnificent artistry and a compelling stage presence.

Born in TransylvaniaRomania, Robert Davidovici began his studies with a student of the legendary David Oistrakh, subsequently studying with Ivan Galamian at The Juilliard School, where, upon graduating, he served as a teaching assistant to the famed Juilliard String Quartet. He is the recipient of several distinguished First Prize honors, among them the Naumburg International Violin Competition and the Carnegie Hall International American Music Violin Competition.

In addition to his solo engagements, Mr. Davidovici is Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Violin at Florida International University and serves as guest professor at distinguished music schools around the world, most recently at Tokyo’s Musashino Academia Musicae, the Universities of Washington and British Columbia and the Australian National University. His multi-faceted career has included appointments as Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The Netherlands’ Residentie Orkest and Japan’s Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and Guest Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, as well as the orchestras of the Chautauqua, Colorado and Grand Teton music festivals.

As an avid chamber musician, Robert Davidovici has collaborated with numerous esteemed colleagues, among them Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Lynn Harrell, Cho Liang-Lin, Yo-Yo Ma and Isaac Stern. Carnegie Hall has featured him as part of its “American Music Masters” series, and he was the subject of a television special on Boston’s WGBH.

Robert Davidovici’s recordings appear on the labels of CALA, Centaur, JVC, Meister Music, New World, RPO. Of special note is his 2013 world premiere recording of Paul Kletzki’s Violin Concerto with Grzegorz Nowak conducting London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, an album that also includes Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto #2 and Lutoslawski’s Partita.

 

FESTIVAL TICKETING

Satisfy your craving for great music and gain attendance to all festival performances!

$60 Festival Pass – BUY NOW!

$45 Festival Pass for FIU Faculty/Staff/ & Seniors – BUY NOW!

 

SINGLE TICKETING

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

 

GIVE NOW

One hundred percent of the money raised through the FIU Disaster Response and Recovery Fund will go to helping those impacted. Please help support FIU families and keep students from the affected areas in school and progressing toward their degrees. – GIVE NOW! 

Join us in being #FIUstrong. Cash donations taken at the door. 

 

FIU Music Festival: Sydell Ida Wertheim Organ Recital with Raúl Prieto Ramírez

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FIU guest concert organist, Raúl Prieto Ramírez, will dazzle audiences on the glorious Sydell Ida Wertheim Organthe spotlight of the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center. The prestigious 125 year old Schantz Organ Company took nearly a year to build the 26-ton organ that is the largest in Miami-Dade County and one of the most technologically advanced in the country.  Just as the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center was made possible through the generosity of Herbert and Nicole Wertheim, so has their kindness made FIU the recipient of this exceptional instrument. In gratitude, the university dedicated the concert organ to the memory of Dr. Herbert Wertheim’s mother, Sydell Ida Wertheim, who passed away in 1997.

 

ABOUT RAÚL PRIETO RAMÍREZ

With words such as “sizzling”, iconoclastic”, and “transcendent” used to describe his performances, Raúl Prieto Ramírez is the first Spanish organist in recent times to establish himself among the elite of the international pipe organ scene. Performing a wide-ranging repertoire with the flair and bravado of a matador, his transcriptions of Liszt’s piano études and Mephisto Waltz have been praised by audiences and critics alike in Italy, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Still only in his late twenties Raul has been chosen as the Organist-in-Residence at Spain’s premier concert hall, the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid – the home of the Spanish National Orchestra and Choir. Raul’s special appeal to audiences and critics alike owes much to his thrilling performances, given entirely from memory, which combine dazzling virtuosity with great expressive power. Raul is passionate about the organ – he sees the instrument as an almost limitless vehicle for his musical expression. Listeners get caught by his infectious enthusiasm, whether it is in one of his hugely enjoyable concert performances or in the popular events which he organises for children and young people.

Raul was first captivated by the sounds of the organ as a young boy growing up in a rural Spanish village. The chance to hear weekly radio programmes of organ music fired his interest but, with only a small 4-octave keyboard at hand, how could he play organ music with pedals? “In my early teens the solution was to make my own transcriptions of the pieces I heard”, recalls Raul. By his early school years he had built a formidable library of his own transcriptions and paraphrases of organ and orchestral music to play. It was not long before he was playing Bach on the historic organs with pedals in the surrounding villages and towns and, from there to ever larger instruments and the music of Liszt, Reger, Dupre and more…

So, his playing career was launched in the major concert halls, cathedrals and festivals throughout Spain – including Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Leon, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela and Gran Canaria, and he went on to receive the highest academic awards from the universities of Salamanca and Barcelona.

Amongst many mentors Raul acknowledges the influence of Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache (whose ideas he encountered at university) and his recent teachers, organ with Ludger Lohmann at Stuttgart and piano with Leonid Sintsev from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in Saint Petersburg. His understanding of a wide variety of styles has been enriched by master-classes with many of the greatest teachers in Europe, including Marie-Claire Alain, Guy Bovet, Lionel Rogg and L. F. Tagliavini.

The boy who grew up in a rural Spanish village captivated by the sounds of organ music is now entrancing audiences as his country’s leading concert organist from his base at the National Concert Hall in the capital Madrid.

 

FESTIVAL TICKETING

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$45 Festival Pass for FIU Faculty/Staff/ & Seniors – BUY NOW!

 

SINGLE TICKETING

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

 

GIVE NOW

One hundred percent of the money raised through the FIU Disaster Response and Recovery Fund will go to helping those impacted. Please help support FIU families and keep students from the affected areas in school and progressing toward their degrees. – GIVE NOW! Join us in being #FIUstrong. Cash donations taken at the door. 

FIU Music Festival: Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

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Newly appointed FIU Orchestra Director, Maestro Javier Mendoza, pulls out all the stops with the FIU Symphony Orchestra performing the Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, “Organ” featuring internationally acclaimed concert organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez. 

 

ABOUT JAVIER JOSE MENDOZA

Javier José Mendoza is Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Studies at the Florida International University School of Music. Previously, he was Orchestra Director at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he directed the UIC Orchestra and founded Mariachi Fuego. He has recently been a guest conductor at the University of Copenhagen.

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.

Mendoza has been a conductor with Opera Maya in Quintana Roo, Mexico and presented the first orchestral concert performed at Tulum, one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya. Mendoza has performed with the CAO and Opera Maya across Mexico including performances in San Miguel de Allende, Campeche, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Chetumal. Other international performances have been with the State Philharmonic of Sibiu, Romania and the Camerata Antonio Soler in El Escorial, Spain.

 

ABOUT RAUL PRIETO RAMIREZ

Raúl Prieto Ramírez is the first Spanish organist in recent times to establish himself among the elites of the international concert scene. A passionate for people and life, Raul soon understood the need for building audiences for the organ so he could share his art with them.  his approachability, contagious passion and overwhelming creativity made him succeed the challenge increasing audiences by multiples of 30 at venues like the Spanish National Concert Hall in Madird and the Mataró-Barcelona Summer Organ Festival. Raul is widely credited by press and media for “reinvigorating interest on the organ” (-Thomas Neenan, Los Ángeles Philarmony Concert Hall/Diseny Concert Hall). 

 

FESTIVAL TICKETING

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$45 Festival Pass for FIU Faculty/Staff/ & Seniors – BUY NOW!

 

SINGLE TICKETING

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

 

GIVE NOW

One hundred percent of the money raised through the FIU Disaster Response and Recovery Fund will go to helping those impacted. Please help support FIU families and keep students from the affected areas in school and progressing toward their degrees. – GIVE NOW!

Join us in being #FIUstrong. Cash donations taken at the door. 

 

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FIU Music Festival: Bergonzi and LaVerne Jazz Duo

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Don’t miss out on a rare performance in South Florida by two of jazz’s greatest virtuosos, famed saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi and pianist Andy LaVerne as they take to the stage for an evening of high-powered jazz favorites.

 

ABOUT JERRY BERGONZI

Jerry Bergonzi first gained international recognition as the saxophonist in the Dave Brubeck Quartet from 1979 – 1982 and is widely considered among the greatest saxophonists alive today.

Bergonzi has performed throughout the world at all the major jazz festivals and jazz venues, with his own ensembles as well as with numerous jazz greats. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. His discography includes more than 60 recordings, notably Standard Gonz with the Jerry Bergonzi Quartet on the Blue Note label; he also has 60 recorded song titles registered with ASCAP.

As a clinician Bergonzi has taught at conservatories and music schools throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is the author of a series of instructional books with play-along CDs and videos, entitled Inside Improvisation, published by Advance Music (seven volumes: Melodic Structures, Pentatonics, Jazz Line, Melodic Rhythms, Thesaurus of Intervallic Melodies, Developing a Jazz Language, and Hexatonics), as well as the book/CD set Sound Advice. The Inside Improvisation series is now available in French, German, and Italian translations.

Bergonzi is a three-time NEA grant recipient.

 

ABOUT ANDY LAVERNE

Pianist Andy Laverne studied privately with the great Bill Evans and went on to perform with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Lionel Hampton, Michael Brecker, and Elvin Jones. As a prolific recording artist, his projects as a leader number over 50, the most recent are: All Ways, featuring Andy’s Piano/Organ Trio (SteepleChase), and Peace of Mind, a collection of Andy’s newest compositions (ClaveBop).

LaVerne is also a prominent jazz educator, having released a series of instructional DVD’s, Guide to Modern Jazz Piano, and Jazz Piano Standards (Homespun Tapes), featuring the Yamaha Disklavier, as well as the video, In Concert (Homespun Tapes), with guitarist John Abercrombie. A new DVD, The Art of The Duo, with Abercrombie, is being released by Mel Bay Records. Andy is the author of Handbook of Chord Substitutions, Tons Of Runs (Ekay), Bill Evans Compositions 19 Solo Piano Arrangements, and is the pianist on The Chick Corea Play-Along Collection (Hal Leonard). The Music Of Andy LaVerne (SteepleChase Publications) has recently been published. Forthcoming are Andy’s Handy Comping Companion (Aebersold Jazz), and Jazz Bach, and Jazz Chopin (Mel Bay). Countdown To Giant Steps (Aebersold Jazz) is a two CD play-a-long with companion book, of which LaVerne served as player/producer/writer, and Tunes You Thought You Knew (Aebersold Jazz) is a LaVerne play-a-long CD/book set. Secret of the Andes, a collection of LaVerne originals, is Andy’s newest offering from Aebersold Jazz.

Andy is a frequent contributor (since 1986) to Keyboard Magazine, and Piano Today Magazine. His articles have also appeared in Down Beat, Jazz Improv, Piano Quarterly, Jazz and Keyboard Workshop, and JazzOne.

Andy is the recipient of five Jazz Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and winner of the 2000 John Lennon Songwriting contest for his tune Shania. He has appeared at concerts, festivals, and clubs throughout the world, and has also given clinics and Master classes at universities, colleges, and conservatories worldwide. Recently he has toured and recorded with legendary singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka. LaVerne is Professor of Jazz Piano at The Hartt School (University of Hartford), and on the faculty of the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops.

 

FESTIVAL TICKETING

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$60 Festival Pass – BUY NOW!

$45 Festival Pass for FIU Faculty/Staff/ & Seniors – BUY NOW!

 

SINGLE TICKETING

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

 

GIVE NOW

One hundred percent of the money raised through the FIU Disaster Response and Recovery Fund will go to helping those impacted. Please help support FIU families and keep students from the affected areas in school and progressing toward their degrees. – GIVE NOW!

Join us in being #FIUstrong. Cash donations taken at the door. 

 

FIU Music Series: Fanfare, Flourish & Fantasia

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The FIU Symphonic Band and Brass Choir are joined by Robert Morgan Educational Center High School Band for time-honored treasures in the Wind Band literature from the music of Jack Stamp, Vaughn Williams, J.S. Bach and Barry Kopetz for its first concert of the 2017-18 season. This programming is directed by Barry Bernhardt, the FIU Director of Bands. 

 

PROGRAM

Gavorkna Fanfare by Jack Stamp

Flourish for Wind Band by Vaughn Williams

Fantasia in G Major by J.S Bach

Fantasia on a Theme from “The Southern Harmony” by Barry Kopetz

 

TICKETING

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FIU Music Festival: New York’s Continuum Ensemble

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“Simply put, there is no musical organization in New York that produces more intellectually enticing or more viscerally satisfying programs than Continuum… Year after year, its explorations in 20th-century repertory prove to be not only unusual and unexpected but also important and enduring… This ensemble has a long history of acting in behalf of composers whom others discover years or decades later.” – The New York Times

 

New York’s internationally-acclaimed new music ensemble, Continuum Ensemble, makes its debut at the FIU School of Music!

Winner of the prestigious Siemens international prize for distinguished service to music and four ASCAP/Chamber Music America awards for adventuresome programming, CONTINUUM, directed by Cheryl Seltzer and Joel Sachs was founded in New York in 1966.  Its name embodies the philosophy that new music and old form an unbroken tradition.  Aiming to introduce new music with a global reach, CONTINUUM has performed throughout the United States, including appearances at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, at colleges and community series throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, and in some thirty-six tours to Europe, Asia, and Latin America.  In recent seasons the ensemble has played in Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, the Republic of Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Korea, Luxembourg, the Republic of Georgia, Mongolia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.  CONTINUUM recordings appear on Naxos, Bridge, New Albion, Nonesuch, Advance, Capstone, CRI, Cambria, TNC, and Musical Heritage Society labels. 

 

FESTIVAL TICKETING

Satisfy your craving for great music and gain attendance at all festival performances! Learn more at musicfestival.fiu.edu. 

$60 Festival Pass – BUY NOW!

$45 Festival Pass for FIU Faculty/Staff/ & Seniors – BUY NOW!

 

SINGLE TICKETING

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

 

GIVE NOW

One hundred percent of the money raised through the FIU Disaster Response and Recovery Fund will go to helping those impacted. Please help support FIU families and keep students from the affected areas in school and progressing toward their degrees. – GIVE NOW! 

Join us in being #FIUstrong. Cash donations taken at the door to benefit hurricane relief. 

FIU Music Festival: Jazz for Puerto Rico Benefit Concert

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The FIU School of Music is stepping up in support of the people of Puerto Rico by organizing a hurricane relief concert for the opening of the FIU Music Festival. Grammy winners, Nestor Torresand Paquito D’Rivera, will headline the performance for an evening of classics. Bring your friends and loved ones for this great cause!

Proceeds will go to the FIU Disaster Response and Recovery Fund. Join us in being #FIUstrong. Cash donations taken at the door. 

 

 ABOUT NESTOR TORRES

Standing on the shoulders of flute giants from worlds as diverse as Rampal & Galway in Classical Music; Richard Egues’ Cuban Charanga style; rocker Ian Anderson’s Jethro Tull; Herbie Mann and – most influential of all – Hubert Laws as pioneers of Jazz Flute, Latin Grammy Award winning Nestor Torres’ rhythmic and mellifluous flute sound remains apart in a class all by itself. His 14 recordings as a soloist; 4 Latin Grammy nominations, one Grammy nomination and one Latin Grammy Award; collaborations with diverse artists such as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mathews, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, Michael Camilo, Paquito D’ Rivera and Arturo Sandoval; as well as performances with the Cleveland, Singapore, and New World Symphony Orchestras, among many others, are testament to the remarkable journey of an Artist who continues to grow and enrich the lives of those who experience his talents. 

 

ABOUT PAQUITO D’RIVERA

Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. D’Rivera continues to appear as guest conductor. A GRAMMY was awarded the United Nation Orchestra in 1991, the same year D’Rivera received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Carnegie Hall for his contributions to Latin music. Additionally, D’Rivera’s highly acclaimed ensembles- the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D’Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet are in great demand world wide.

 

FESTIVAL TICKETING

Satisfy your craving for great music and gain attendance to all festival performances! More information at musicfestival.fiu.edu

$60 Festival Pass – BUY NOW!

$45 Festival Pass for FIU Faculty/Staff/ & Seniors – BUY NOW!

 

SINGLE TICKETING

$25 General Admission; $15 FIU Faculty, Staff, & Alumni; $10 Students- BUY NOW!

 

GIVE NOW

One hundred percent of the money raised through the FIU Disaster Response and Recovery Fund will go to helping those impacted. Please help support FIU families and keep students from the affected areas in school and progressing toward their degrees. – GIVE NOW!