Purchase Tickets Today! FIU Music Festival Opens OCT 26: Your Ticket to Livestreaming, Zarzuela, Sondheim Celebration, Jazz, Piano, Organ, Orchestra, Chamber & More!

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We're giving you 8 reasons to mark your calendar and join us for the 2023 FIU Music Festival this October 26 - November 5 at The Wertheim!

This festival is your ticket to an unforgettable lineup of 8 thrilling concerts right in your own backyard! But don't worry, for those of you who want to experience the festival from afar or from the comfort of your couch, we are LIVESTREAMING!

Our annual festival is a celebration of artistic expression, uniting renowned international performers, faculty, and student musicians to create an extraordinary musical experience for our community.

Choose from world-class strings with the Amernet Quartet and acclaimed guests, electrifying piano music, orchestra, a Zarzuela world premiere with Spanish performers and alumni, jazz with Alex Norris and big band, an organ concerto world premiere composed by our founding director Fredrick Kaufman, family fun with Peter and the Wolf, avant-garde brilliance with Dal Nienete Ensemble, and an evening of musical theatre and Broadway with seasoned professionals!

Discounts are available on event pages! So, let's celebrate the magic of music together! Don't miss out and grab your tix at MUSICFESTIVAL.FIU.EDU!

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

Piano Extravaganza! An Evening with Polina Bespalko

Get ready to witness the magic of music come alive as Polina Bespalko, a virtuoso of the ivory keys, takes center stage!

Hailing from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, Polina has graced the grandest stages in Russia and beyond. As a Silver Medalist in the Wideman International Piano Competition and a Gold Medalist in the Rachmaninov Concerto Competition, she has proven herself to be a true luminary in the world of piano performance.

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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

A Broadway Legend: Sondheim in Concert

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

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10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199

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