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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

Discussion: Tuesdays with Julian “A Series of Musically-Illustrated Conversations”

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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.

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.

FIU Bayfest Music Festival

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The Student Programming Council will host the Biscayne Bay Campus’ BIGGEST Music Festival featuring some of today’s hottest artists! This year’s lineup will include Migos, Trina, Dexta Daps, J-Beatz and many more! Meet us in our backyard Bay Area for a day of entertainment, with food trucks, novelties and other activities from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Come and enjoy the openers, who include artists from the local scene, from 3-5p.m. From 5-6 p.m., enjoy a showdown between two of Miami’s hottest DJs and Headliners will take the stage starting at 6:00 p.m. and carry on throughout the remainder of the night. Get your tickets at fiubayfest.eventbrite.com today!

Cristina Valdes – New Music Miami ISCM Festival

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Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:30PM

CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach, FL 33139

$10 at the door | $8 online | $5 FIU Students

Pianist Cristina Valdes performing works by Murail, Harvey, Reich, Karpen, and Czernowin.

The New Music Miami Festival presents new music for diverse instrumentations throughout Miami, bringing together innovative composers and thinkers along with adventurous performers and audiences.  The festival begins in late Winter and runs throughout the Spring, providing exciting performances along with master classes and panel discussions with invited guest artists.

“FIU Music Student Showcase” FIU Jazz Guitar Ensemble

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Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:30PM

The FIU Jazz Guitar Ensemble performs standard and contemporary jazz repertoire, as well as original compositions that take advantage of the unique and varied sounds of the electric guitar. Directed by jazz guitarist Tom Lippincott. 

Free and open to the public

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