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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

Jewish

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

VenusAdonisprices-smol

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.

Shakespeare, Music & Love

Peter Rogen

Shakespeare, Music and Love:
A Celebration in Words and Music
Lecture/Performance by Peter Rogen
with Karen Carlisle-Neal and Brian Neal
Monday, February 15, 2016  | 7 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | Frost Art Museum Café

In this lecture/performance, Peter Rogen, will offer dramatic readings and commentary from Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Richard III, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venice. To enhance the readings, four beautiful Renaissance musical offerings – two vocal and two instrumental – are provided by Karen Carlisle-Neal and Brian Neal, two of Miami’s finest and best known classical musicians.

Awarded a Ford Foundation Scholarship and a Rockefeller Foundation Grant, Rogen acted off-Broadway in New York including several Shakespearian productions at the noted Brooklyn Academy of Music. Peter then founded an international communications consulting firm and was a pioneer in teaching business and professional people at all levels to develop a wide range of interpersonal communication skills. After 25 years, Rogen sold his firm and returned to his first love – performing high quality lectures and dramatic performances of the worlds great poetry. He has lectured and performed at over a hundred colleges, universities, museums and cultural centers throughout the U.S., including the National Cathedral in Washington DC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York among others.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 305-348-7266.

Wind and Percussion Arts Series:  Festival of Bands and performance by FIU Wind Ensemble

Chimes of Freedom

The Festival of Bands will culminate in a side-by-side concert with participating high school bands and the FIU Wind Ensemble. Inspired by the music and lyrics of Bob Dylan’s iconic song “Chimes of Freedom”, the FIUWE embarks of a musical journey honoring the plight of diverse people from adversity towards freedom. The 3rd installment of this concert series features music celebrating the triumph of the American Spirit. This concert will culminate in a performance of Aaron Copland’s pinnacle “Lincoln Portrait” with a special guest narrator, NAACP Florida Leader Adora Obi Nweze.

FIU Music Student Showcase: String Chamber Ensembles

String Ensemble

String Ensemble

The talented FIU School of Music string ensembles, coached by FIU’s Esemble-in-Residence the Amernet String Quartet and violinist Robert Davidovici are showcased in masterpieces from the chamber music repertoire

Free and open to the public

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

Composers Panel: 2016 Miami International GuitArt Festival

GuitArt festival

GuitArt festival

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199

Free and open to the public

Various compositional issues when writing for guitar to be discussed by guitarist and non-guitarist composers.

Festival Passes Available!

Voices Around the Globe: Sounds of Latin America with Amazonia Vocal Ensemble

Amazonia Vocal Ensemble

The FIU Choirs welcome the Amazonia Vocal Ensemble for a special performance of the choral music of Latin America. Featuring selections from the early classical music of Cuba to modern arrangements of the traditional music of Venezuela, this concert will display the rich tradition of choral music throughout Latin America.

$10 at the door | $8 online | $8 FIU Faculty/Staff/Alumni | $5 Student

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