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Benjamin Verdery: 2016 Miami International GuitArt Festival

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CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios

420 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach, FL 33139

$25 at the door | $23 online | $18.50 FIU Faculty/Staff/Alumni | $8 Student

The guitarist/composer Benjamin Verdery presents a concert as part of the Miami International GuitART Festival (www.migf.org). Described as “iconoclastic” and “inventive” by The New York Times and “one of the classical guitar world’s most foremost personalities,” by Classical Guitar Magazine, Mr. Verdery has performed worldwide in theaters and at festivals and released more than 15 albums. He has recorded and performed with such diverse artists as Andy Summers (The Police), Frederic Hand, William Coulter, Leo Kottke, Anthony Newman, Jessye Norman, Paco Peña, Hermann Prey, and John Williams. In addition to his performance tours and recording, since 1985, Mr. Verdery has been chair of the guitar department at the Yale University School of Music and Artistic Director of both the bi-annual Yale Guitar Extravaganza and 92Y’s Art of the Guitar series (NYC). More info at www.migf.org

Stephen Aron: 2016 Miami International GuitArt Festival

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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

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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!