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FAU’s Music Season Includes Symphony, Big Band, Piano, Jazz and Much More

BOCA RATON, Fla. (August 11, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Music in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents an expanded season of music for every taste, with 44 concerts scheduled for 2014-15. Most concerts take place in FAU’s University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

The season opens on Sunday, Sept. 21 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, David Hammer, Krisztina Kover, David Rossow and Leonid Treer.  This concert is a tribute to Zilpha Friedman, a longtime supporter of FAU’s Department of Music. The cost for this concert is $15 and tickets can be purchased at or by calling 800-564-9539.

On Sunday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. the Florida Wind Symphony, South Florida’s professional wind band, performs works from the golden age of concert bands. Tickets are $15. On Sunday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m., the FAU Faculty and Friends Concert will include Schubert’s “Trout Quintet” and Florida premieres by Kevin Wilt, FAU composer in residence. Tickets are $15. The Wind Ensemble takes the stage on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m., as they present Bach’s “Fantasia in G major” for organ, and “Before Thy Throne I Now Appear” as well as Dan Freund’s “Jug Blues” and “Fat Pickin.’” This concert is free, with a $10 donation suggested at the door.

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 2014-15, 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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