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Crossing Boundaries: Music & Law with Alan Dershowitz and Amernet String Quartet

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The School of Music at Florida International University invites you to attend Crossing Boundaries, a lecture series comprised of distinguished scholars and outstanding people in the arts discussing their experience and relationship with music. Meet renowned Professor Emeritus of Law at Harvard University, Alan Dershowitz, and members of the Amernet String Quartet, FIU’s Ensemble-in-Residence, for a discussion about “Music and Law: The Art of Interpretation.” Expand your world as each scholar presents a paradigm of creative & research thinking that provoke solutions to inquiries in creative, innovative ways. Free and open to the public.

 For information, contact: Michelle Vires at mvires@fiu.edu or (305) 348 – 6101.



About Guest Speaker: Alan Dershowitz

Attorney and longtime Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz has been involved in some of the most controversial trials of his day.

Born on September 1, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York, Alan Dershowitz became a famed attorney and Ivy League scholar known for his emphasis on civil liberties. A prolific author, he also became involved in some of the most highly publicized trials of his time, including the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial in 1995. Dershowitz has continued to garner major media attention for his speeches, writings and courtroom appearances.Alan Morton Dershowitz was born on September 1, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York. Though initially not regarded as a stellar student by some of his teachers and peers, he would go on to become one of the leading figures of his field. After finishing Yeshiva University High School, Dershowitz was a student at Brooklyn College, where he thrived, graduating in 1959. He attended Yale Law School, where he graduated first in his class, and then clerked for Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg. Returning to academia, Dershowitz became the youngest scholar to become a full professor at Harvard Law, doing so at 28 years old.

He is a prolific author as well, having penned books such as The Best Defense (1982)Chutzpah (1991), The Advocate’s Devil (1994), Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000 (2001), The Case for Israel(2003) and Taking a Stand: My Life in the Law (2013).



About Guest Speaker: Amernet String Quartet

The Amernet String Quartet (Misha Vitenson and Franz Felkl, violins, Michael Klotz, viola, and Jason Calloway, cello) has garnered recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets and are Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University School of Music 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.”  The Amernet’s performance schedule has taken the quartet across the Americas and to Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and they have collaborated with many of today’s most prominent artists and ensembles including the Tokyo and Ying quartets as well as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Robert deMaine, Roberto Diaz, Alexander Fiterstein, Gary Hoffman, Anthony McGill, Sherrill Milnes, and Michael Tree.

Internationally, the quartet has appeared at major festivals around the world, including Cervantino, San Miguel de Allende, Aviv (Israel), and Colima (Mexico), while the Nürnberger Nachrichten commented that their playing was “fascinating, with flawless intonation, extraordinary beauty of sound, virtuosic brilliance, and homogeneity of ensemble.”  The Amernet’s U.S. engagements have included the Kennedy Center, the Tilles Center, Caramoor, the Great Lakes Festival, Newport, Friends of Chamber Music in Arizona and in Syracuse, LPR in New York City, Chamber Music Society of Louisville, Music on the Edge in Pittsburgh, the University of Maine – Collins Center, and Market Square Concerts. READ MORE




Changing Waters

Flyer Sea Level and Biscayne Bay Health event

Love science, art, music and/or theater? Interested in learning about the impact of sea level rise in South Florida’s coastal communities and about the water quality of Biscayne Bay?

Join us for this innovative science-art event that will feature a science panel with experts from a variety of disciplines and musical and theatrical performances insipried by the global rise of sea levels and the search for solutions.
Theatrical performaces presented at this event are part of the “A Sea Change” Production.

RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/changing-waters-tickets-39630688456?aff=es2 


Dr. Chris Kelble – Oceanographer, NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML)

Dr. Tiffany Troxler – Executive Director, FIU Sea Level Solutions Center

Dr. Rolando Santos Corujo – Postdoctoral Research Associate, FIU Southeast Environmental Research Center 

Matthew Smith – Ph.D. Student, FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society.

Glow Up till Homecoming

 It’s time to get LIT! Join your FIU HC BBC Homecoming Council as we present to you the “50 Day Glow Up Till Homecoming!”

Come out on Thursday, September 14th for food, fun, glow-in-the-dark games, activities, and a surprise performace!

Music will be provided by iHeartRadio’s DJ Zaga. See you there, Panthers!    




Caribbean Bash




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Come out and experience a trip through the Caribbean! Join is in the WUC Ballrooms on Friday, November 3rd at 5:00 PM, open to students, faculty, staff, and the community! There will be food, fun, dancing, photos, clubs, and more! Bring your flag and rep your country.

This is an event you DEFINITELY don’t want to miss! 


SPC Gone Wild Block Party: Bollywood Edition

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The amazing SPC Block Party is back! Enjoy one of the best parties on campus with amazing giveaways, delicious food, music, and lots of fun! Don’t miss this free and fun event with SPC – BBC!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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Memory ADN/Memoria DNA | Experimental Flamenco with Niurca Márquez

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

Adio Kerida Sefarad

Jonatas Art Web

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