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Stephen Aron: 2016 Miami International GuitArt Festival

GuitArt festival

GuitArt festival

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

10910 SW 17th. St Miami, FL 33199

$15 at the door | $13 online | $10 FIU Faculty/Staff/Alumni | $5 Student

Performance by Stephen Aron. Stephen Aron is an established figure on the American classical guitar scene. He performs regularly across North America and Europe and has released eight CD’s to critical acclaim. Notably, the music Aron has recorded is almost entirely of his own creation, either by arrangement or composition, and includes volumes of music of Chopin, Mendelssohn and Schumann, and the complete guitar works of Burle Marx. His original compositions and arrangements, totaling over 500 pages, are published by Tuscany, Mel Bay and Clear Note Publications. Aron is Professor of Music (retired) at The University of Akron and Teacher of Classical Guitar at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Duo Con-Trastes: 2016 Miami International GuitArt Festival

GuitArt festival

GuitArt festival

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199

$15 at the door | $13 Online | $10 FIU Faculty/Staff/Alumni | $5 Student

The Duo Con-Trastes is comprised of guitarists Zuleida Suárez and Susana Frade, both graduates of Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba. Founded in 2002, the duo has a significant track record of concerts and performances in various festivals and prestigious concert halls, including Festival de Müsica Contemporánea de La Habana, Festival Identidades, Festival de la Joven Guitarra en la ciudad de Camagüey, los Ciclos de Conciertos de Müsica Contemporánea, La casa de las Américas, La casa del Alba Cultural, el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, el Teatro Auditórium Amadeo Roldán, and el Centro Hispanoamericano de la Cultura, among others.

Festival Passes Available!

John Schneider: 2016 Miami International GuitArt Festival

GuitArt festival

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Miami, FL 33199

10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL

$15 at the door | $13 Online | $10 FIU Faculty/Staff/Alumni | $5 Student

John Schneider is an internationally recognized guitarist, composer, author and broadcaster whose weekly television and radio programs have brought the sound of the guitar into millions of homes for the past thirty years. For the past two decades, John has performed almost exclusively on the Well-Tempered Guitar which uses different patterns of fretting according to the key or tuning system required. His recitals include Renaissance and Baroque repertoire in their original temperaments, as well as contemporary music in alternative tunings by such composers as Lou Harrison, Ben Johnston, Terry Riley & others. Since 1991, Schneider’s concerts also include vocal works of the maverick American composer Harry Partch. In 2015, he produced the Grammy-winning album Partch: Plectra and Percussion Dances.

Festival Passes Available!

Celso Cano and Mesut Ozgen: 2016 Miami International GuitArt Festival

GuitArt festival

GuitArt festival

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199

$20 General | $10 non-FIU Student | $5 FIU Student

Opening reception at 5pm in the Wertheim Rotunda. Entire festival takes places Wednesday, February 24th – Sunday, February 28th. Mesut Özgen, Artistic Director of the MIGF, joined the faculty of FIU School of Music in the fall of 2013 as director of guitar studies and the FIU Miami Guitar Orchestra. Prizewinner of several international guitar competitions, Özgen has performed as featured soloist in many festivals and taught master classes throughout the United States, Spain, and Turkey. He was the director of guitar studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 1998-2013.

Festival Passes Available!

JOURNEY THROUGH SOUND: Exploring Jewish Life Through Music: Weinberg, Forgotten Genius

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Jewish

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

301 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Free Admission. Registration through JMOF Website required.

The series continues with a concert devoted to the chamber music of Miecyslaw Weinberg, in collaboration with Florida Grand Opera, as a prelude to their upcoming production, the first in Florida, of the composer’s opera The Passenger. The program will include a string quartet; works for voice and strings, both original and adapted by Jason Calloway from operatic excerpts to feature FIU alumni performing as cast members of FGO; and the composer’s most important work of chamber music, the piano quintet, with Heather Coltman, Dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University, a frequent Amernet colleague, and a devotee of Weinberg’s music.

This program is in conjunction with the current JMOF-FIU exhibition, Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us…, (On view through March 13, 2016) featuring the work of artist, author and illustrator Mark Podwal, who is best known for his drawings on The New York Times OP-ED page. The exhibition features Podwal’s depictions of historical threats of antisemitism, combined with verses from the Book of Psalms. Each image in this series explores a tragedy or injustice in Jewish history, from slavery in Egypt through the Holocaust, and is paired with a verse from Psalms. According to Podwal, “the paintings and drawings in this series are a disturbing reminder of how Europe’s extensive history of ‘Jew-hatred’ laid the groundwork for Terezin and Auschwitz.”

FIU Opera Theatre Presents: Venus and Adonis

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Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199

$15 at the door | $13 Online | $10 FIU Alumni/Faculty/Staff | $5 Student

John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, a collaborative opera-theatre production between the FIU School of Music and the Department of Theatre featuring the Collegium Musicum with a special guest appearance by members of the Conchita Espinosa Academy Children’s Chorus.

Venus and Adonis is a one-act opera based on the poem of the same name by William Shakespeare. The production’s unique interpretation explores the values of classical mythology through the lens of 21st-century pop culture.

FIU Opera Theatre Presents: Venus and Adonis

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Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199

$15 at the door | $13 Online | $10 FIU Alumni/Faculty/Staff | $5 Student

John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, a collaborative opera-theatre production between the FIU School of Music and the Department of Theatre featuring the Collegium Musicum with a special guest appearance by members of the Conchita Espinosa Academy Children’s Chorus.

Venus and Adonis is a one-act opera based on the poem of the same name by William Shakespeare. The production’s unique interpretation explores the values of classical mythology through the lens of 21st-century pop culture.