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FAU Presents a Variety of Concerts in February

BOCA RATON, Fla. (January 25, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University’s department of music in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present a variety of concerts in February. All concerts take place in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.

On Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. FAU’s Jazz Band and Combos will present jazz standards and new works for big band under the direction of Neil Bonsanti. This concert is free with a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

There will be a Valentine’s Day concert titled “The Winds of Romance” on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m., presented by the Florida Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra. The concert will feature pianist Heather Coltman, performing “Rhapsody in Blue.” There also will be a champagne reception following the concert. The concert is $15, and concert and reception are $30. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 800-564-9539.

On Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., the FAU Choral Ensembles, conducted by Patricia Fleitas and Stacie Lee Rossow, will present a showcase of choral works. The FAU Symphony Orchestra, led by Laura Joella, will present a concert featuring FAU’s finest student instrumental and vocal performers on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. (note this new time), the FAU Chamber Soloists will present Russian masterworks by Arensky, Glazunov, Scriabin and Rachnaminoff. The FAU Wind Ensemble will present an evening of new and old music on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. featuring “Mothership,” by Mason Bates, a work for band electronics that will include soloists performing via webcam from the across the U.S. These concerts are free with a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

On Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m., Klezmer East, directed by clarinetist Paul Green, will perform a concert featuring a variety of Klezmer, Jewish/jazz fusion, Latin Jazz, and straight jazz tunes, as well as Sephardic and Purim songs to honor the holiday. Tickets are $10 and are available at or by calling 800-564-9539.

More information on all FAU music events can be found at or by calling 561-297-3853.


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

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