The Wertheim Music Weekly: OCT 26-NOV 5 | Your Invitation to the 2023 FIU Music Festival: 8 Unique Concerts, 2 Weekends, Something for Everyone!

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Welcome to FIU Music Festival Season!

We are thrilled to present a spectacular celebration of music for our community this October 26 - November 5 at The Wertheim, offering eight unforgettable concert experiences that showcase a diverse range of musical talent! This year's festival promises to be a true celebration of the universal language of music, bringing together distinguished faculty, talented student musicians, and renowned guest artists from around the globe.

Tickets are available now, so don't miss out on this chance to elevate your spirit with live music! Discounts available.

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OCT 26, 7:30PM

Strings United: From Baroque to the 20th Century

The FIU Music Festival’s opening night brings an unparalleled fusion of talent to the stage, featuring the world-renowned Amernet String Quartet and exceptional guest artists, Ani Kavafian, violin; Thomas Mesa, cello; and Mari Liis Päkk, violin. For two works, FIU students will join them for this compelling chamber music program, including Mendelssohn's Octet in E-flat major.

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OCT 27, 7:30PM

Jazz Harmony: Alex Norris & FIU Jazz

Get ready for a captivating jazz night with legendary trumpet player Alex Norris, FIU Jazz Faculty, and the FIU Jazz Big Band. Experience the magic of jazz through classic standards and contemporary gems.

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OCT 28, 7:30PM

Unveiling a Symphony: Organ Concerto World Premiere

Witness history with the world premiere of a breathtaking organ concerto by the esteemed composer and FIU Wertheim School of Music founder, Fredrick Kaufman. Luca Scandali, an Italian virtuoso, will perform on the magnificent Sydell Ida Wertheim concert organ.

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OCT 29, 2:00PM

Family Concert: Peter and The Wolf for Organ and Percussion

Step into a world of imagination as the charming tale of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" comes to life in this matinee family concert. From the thrilling chase through the woods to the triumphant finale, every moment will captivate your senses and ignite your imagination!

In cooperation with the Miami Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. With reception.

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NOV 2, 7:30PM

Unleashing Musical Boundaries: Dal Niente Ensemble

Immerse yourself in the avant-garde brilliance of Ensemble Dal Niente as they push the boundaries of contemporary music and take you on a fearless exploration of musical expression.

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NOV 3, 7:30PM

Cécile: A One-Woman Show of French Piano Music

Cécile Chaminade is the most famous French female composer you’ve never heard of! A hugely popular composer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, she was discovered by Bizet when she was just 12.

Explore her moving life story featuring Karin Lechner's virtuoso performance of Chaminade's greatest compositions. 

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NOV 4, 7:30PM

La Ruta de Don Quixote - A Zarzuela World Premiere!

Immerse yourself in the world of Don Quixote with a symphonic interpretation by Rafael Rodriguez Albert, conducted by Spain's Gustavo Sanchez. This performance features Spain's leading soloists and FIU opera students.

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NOV 5, 2:00PM

Sondheim in Concert

Enjoy an enchanting afternoon of Sondheim! The Werthim Musical Theatre Ensemble will be joined by Broadway veterans Eric Jordan Young and Jodie Langel for an afternoon of concert favorites by the late musical theatre icon!

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Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts

10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199 | 305-348-0496


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