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FAU’s Music Season Kicks Off with a Piano Faculty Concert

BOCA RATON, Fla. (August 27, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Music in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents a season of music for every taste, with 33 concerts scheduled for 2013-14. Most concerts take place in FAU’s University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

The season opens on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m. with a Piano Faculty Concert in which FAU’s internationally acclaimed faculty present their favorite works in this popular annual showcase. Performers include Heather Coltman, Leonid Treer, Irena Kofman, Krisztina Kover, David Rossow, David Hammer and Felicity Coltman, with a special appearance by the Symphony of the Americas. This concert is a tribute to benefactor Madelyn Savarick, in honor of her 90th birthday. Tickets $10 at Faculty, staff and students free.On Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m., the Rattette Band, under the direction of Tim Walters, presents the music of Stan La Ferriere, performed with vocalist Greg Diaz (current member of the jazz vocal quartet sensation Mad Romance). This concert is $10 and tickets may be purchased by visiting or calling 800-564-9539.

On Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., the University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Laura Joella, presents “Daniel Pearl World Music Days Harmony for Humanity.” The concert is part of an international network of concerts that use the power of music to reaffirm our commitment to tolerance and humanity. Works include Haydn’s D Major Violoncello Concerto, featuring Ashley Sandor Sidon and the Florida premiere of “Song of the Phoenix,” composed by FAU’s Composer-in-Residence, Kevin Wilt. The concert also will feature the finale from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Tickets for this concert are $10 at or by calling 800-564-9539.

For a full listing of concerts for the season, visit and choose “music.” For more information on concerts, call 561-297-3853. To receive an events catalog for FAU’s School of the Arts for 2012-13, contact Polly Burks at 561-297-2595 or, or visit


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

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