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2016 Trail of the Torch

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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 ambassadors@fiu.edu.

 

Annual Organ Wertheim Showcase: Marilyn Keiser

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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.

KeiserorganshowcaseShe 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.

 

Jazz at the Wertheim Series: Swingin’ with FIU Studio Jazz Big Band

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33139

$15 at the door | $13 online | $5 student

The FIU Studio Jazz Big Band, directed by Jim Hacker, presents a night of swingin’ jazz standards and contemporary compositions. 

Distinguished Conductor Series: FIU Sympony Orchestra, guest conductor Maximiano Valdes, and the FIU Concerto Competiton Winner

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 4:00 PM

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

$15 at the door | $13 online | $5 student

FIU School of Music presents “Distinguished Conductor Series,”an orchestral series featuring guest conductors from all over the globe as they lead the talented students of the FIU Symphony Orchestra in a memorable evening for all. You are invited to mix and mingle with our artist at our post-concert reception in our spectacular Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center. We welcome guest conductor Maximiano Valdes and the Winner of the FIU Concerto Competition winner. 

 

Voices Around the Globe: As You Like It!

FIU is proud to host Shakespeare’s First Folio as part of the 400th anniversary celebration of the bard’s death. As part of this celebration, FIU choirs will present an evening of music featuring the iconic texts of Shakespeare.

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

$10 General | $8 Online | $8 FIU Alumni/Faculty/Staff | $5 Student

FIU Music Student Showcase: FLEA Ensemble

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3:00PM

Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Free admission

FLEA (FIU Laptop & Electro-Acoustic) Ensemble, is FIU’s newest musical group. The group performs exciting new work and reinterprets classics of the avant-garde by combining hi-fi and lo-fi technologies. Each piece offers new ways of (re)interpreting technology with or without the aid of acoustic instruments or objects.