The FIU Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mike Orta, will be perform an exciting evening of new and well-known jazz classics, as well as original compositions by FIU’s Jazz Combos Ensemble.
$15 General Admission; $10 FIU Faculty, Staff, Alumni & Seniors, $5 Students- BUY NOW!
Celebrate the historic mixed-use Miami River’s unique culture and natural environment at the free annual Miami Riverday festival, featuring free Miami River boat tours, live music, historic re-enactors, environmental education, children activities, food, drinks and more
Memory ADN/Memoria DNA featuring Niurca Márquez, José Manuel Domínguez, and José Luis de la Paz. Presented by the Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program in collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute, African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Department of History and the Coral Gables Museum. This event is free and open to the public
TotalBank Distinguished Speaker Series
Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program
Adio Kerida Sefarad
Exploring the Sephardic Experience through Art, Music and Personal Reflection
Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 6:30 PM | FIU MMC | Green School Gallery (SIPA First Floor)
Jônatas Chimen Dias DaSilva-Benayon is a Brazilian-American Symbolist painter, sculptor, performance artist, writer and lecturer. His work explores personal and collective identity amidst a complicated and ever-changing cultural landscape. The artist’s exploration of identity is often drawn from his own family’s history of immigration. Chimen holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida International University. His work has been featured at major art galleries, art auctions, and venues such as Artexpo New York, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami Art Week and at the Jewish Museum of Florida. In 2015, Jônatas Chimen was awarded the title of Artist of the Year by the Anti-Defamation League for his art series titled The Journey.
Susana Behar was born in Havana to a Cuban/Jewish family and grew up listening to the traditional music of her homeland as well as the evocative music of her Sephardic ancestors. In 1965 she immigrated to Venezuela where she explored and performed the music of her adopted country, as well as that of Latin America and Jewish folklore in general. Her music has been featured in the documentary Adio Kerida, of anthropologist Ruth Behar. Her second CD, At The Crossroads, is a compilation of a live concert featuring Sephardic and Latin American songs.
Jose Luis de la Paz is a flamenco guitarist and co-founder of Nu Flamenco Collaborative. He has performed throughout the world and has won numerous prizes for his work, including the Premio Jóvenes Interpretes-Bienal de Sevilla, Premio Asociación de la Prensa-Huelva, and Cuarto Cabales among others. In 1995 he appeared in Felix Grande’s book Agenda Flamenca as one of the 20 best guitarists in Spain.
Reza Filsoofi was born in Tehran, Iran. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays santoor, setar, tombak and daf. For many years, Reza had the privilege of refining his talents in Iran with master musicians such as Zarrabian, Shoaari and Arash Farhangfar. The knowledge gained from these masters has opened doors for him to perform before live audiences in Iran and the U.S.
—Presented in collaboration with—
Consulate General of Spain | Global Jewish Studies Program | Department of History
Department of Religious Studies | Cuban Research Institute | College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts
This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please click here
For more information, please call 305-348-7266.
This event has been generously sponsored by TotalBank
and co-sponsored by JW Marriott Miami and Air Europa
Discussion: Tuesdays with Julian “A Series of Musically-Illustrated Conversations”
To learn more about Julian Kreeger’s involvment with FIU, please visit here.
To visit the Friends of Chamber Music of Miami, please visit their website here.
Join your FIU Student Ambassadors for food, fun, entertainment and FIU’s biggest tradition, Trail of the Torch. The party will start in the Housing Quad and then we’ll walk towards the famous FIU Torch to light the torch of Knowledge, Service and Opportunity.
While at the Housing Quad, be sure to check out the Student Organization Showcase with more than 25 student organizations and departments hosting activities and distributing giveaways. Check our the inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn, cornhole and lots more!
Philanthropy is at the center of this event, as we raise funds to support our student scholarships. Be sure to make a donation for your chance to win an HP printer, gift cards and more! One ticket for $5.00 or $10.00 for 5 tickets. All donors will receive a Panther T-shirt! After the torch is lit, be sure to grab your Trail of the Torch giveaway! Only students, alumni and staff who “swipe” in will get a wristband and will get the event gift.
If you have questions or need more information, please call your FIU Alumni Association at 305.348.3334 or email email@example.com.
Homecoming week continues with a Caribbean-inspired celebration that you don’t want to miss!
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
10910 Sw 17th St. Miami, FL 33199
Get tickets online or call 305.348.0496.
Marilyn Keiser is legendary in the American organ world and she’s coming to the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall this coming Sunday, April 24th at 3pm for the Annual Wertheim Showcase.
Ms. Keiser is Chancellor’s Professor of Music Emeritus at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, where she taught courses in sacred music and applied music and applied organ for 25 years.
She has appeared throughout the U.S. in concerts sponsored by churches, colleges, and chapters of the American Guild of Organists as well as playing internationally, and has been heard in performance on NPR. In May 1995, she was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) from Virginia Theological Seminary.
She will perform works by Bach, Mendelssohn, and the Phoenix Processional by Dan Locklair on the performing arts center’s crown jewel, the Sydell Ida Wertheim Organ. It is the largest in Miami-Dade County and one of the most technologically advanced in the country. It features a solid-oak console with four manual keyboards and a pedal clavier that controls its 4,255 pipes.
The performance is a collaboration between the Miami Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the FIU School of Music.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 3:30 PM
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 Sw 17th. Miami, FL 33199
A free concert featuring the premier emerging artists within the FIU School of Music.