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FAU Presents a Weekend of Concerts

BOCA RATON, FL (November 9, 2009) – Big bands, rock and a symphony orchestra are just a sampling of the music concertgoers will enjoy the weekend of November 20 when Florida Atlantic University’s dep artment of music in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents three concerts.

The first concert on Friday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. is with FAU’s Commercial Music Ensemble and will include “Smooth Operator,” by Sade; “Try A Little Tenderness,” by The Commitments; “Aint No Other Man,” by Christina Aguilera; and “Natural Woman,” by Aretha Franklin, to name a few. The concert will take place in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10.

On Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m., FAU’s Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of Italian, German and Russian Masterworks. The concert will take place in the University Theatre and is free, though a donation is suggested.  It will open with the overture from the Italian opera “La Buona Figliuola,” by Niccolò Piccini. This will be followed by two German works, Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat ”and Paul Hindemith’s poignant “Trauermusik” for viola and strings, which is music of mourning that was composed to honor the king of England, King George V, after his death in 1936.  After intermission, the concert will conclude with Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17,” which makes grand use of folk songs from Ukraine. 

On Sunday, November 22 at 3 p.m., the music department will present their inaugural Band-O-Rama Concert. This musical extravaganza, which will feature FAU’s Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Marching Owls, will include music from this year’s football season and traditional pieces important to the university family. The concert will take place in the Kaye Auditorium of the Student Union. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased at or 800-564-9539.

For further information about concerts at FAU, visit or call 561-297-3820.

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About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,  the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

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