FAU Presents a Variety of Spring Concerts
BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 6, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Music in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present a variety of concerts this spring. All concerts are $10 donation at the door, unless otherwise noted, and take place in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus:
Mozart and Modern Mash-up, presented by Chamber Winds and Percussion
Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m.
Seven different chamber ensembles will create a kaleidoscope of sound, including Renaissance dances, elegant Viennese classics, and music of every period since.
Commercial Music Ensembles Festival
Saturday, March 29 at 3 p.m.
Several bands involved in FAU’s commercial music band perform.
Jazz Band Wings of Swing and Jazz Combos
Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m.
The Jazz Band Wings of Swing continues its popular offerings of jazz standards and new works for big band.
University Symphony Band
Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m.
The University Symphony Band will have something for everyone, as they feature a wide variety of exciting musical selections from the standard band repertoire.
Masterworks from Around the Globe presented by FAU’s University Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m.
Enjoy a splendid evening of classical, romantic, and modern masterworks from Europe and America. Krisztina Kover, FAU instructor of music, will be the featured piano soloist for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major. Other works include “Papillon,” based on themes from Jerry Goldsmith’s music for the film, arranged by FAU Associate Professor Alejandro Sánchez-Samper; Allegro non troppo from Brahms Symphony No. 2; Verdi I Vespri Siciliani Overtur; and J. Strauss Jr.’s Thunder and Lightning Polka. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $10 at www.fauevents.com or by calling 800-564-9539.
Classical Guitar Society
Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m.
The Society presents guitar solos and chamber music by FAU students and faculty.
A World of Dreams
Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
The FAU Wind Ensemble opens this powerful concert with “Above and Beyond,” a new work for winds from one of the great musical minds of our time, Gerard Schwarz. Darius Milhaud’s jazz-influenced “Le Creation du Monde” then paves the way for the David Maslanka’s epic and emotional “A Child’s Garden of Dreams.”
FAU Choral Ensembles
Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m.
FAU’s Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus and ¡Cantemos! present a variety of choral works in this exciting blend of master works and new music.
For more information, call 561-297-3820 or visit www.fau.edu/arts.
-FAU-About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.