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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

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

BOCA RATON, FL (September 9, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University’s department of music in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present a varied season of concerts this year with classical, jazz, klezmer, big band and much more. All concerts will take place in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The events are free with a suggested donation of $10.

The season opens on Saturday, September 24, at 7 p.m. with a Piano Faculty and Friends Concert. The program includes music by Rachmaninoff, Kreisler, Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven and more. FAU faculty performing include Anne Louise-Turgeon, Heather Coltman, Irena Kofman and Leonid Treer.

Then on Sunday, October 9, at 3 p.m., the FAU Chamber Soloists present the Brahms Festival. The concert includes Judith Burganger and Leonid Treer, piano; Claire Eichhorn, clarinet; and special guest Dean Peterson, bass/baritone. The program includes Brahms’ Sonata No. 1, Op 120 and the Clarinet Trio, Op. 114.

Later that day, at 7 p.m., the Symphony Orchestra presents a Spanish Spectacular. The program includes works by Robert Xavier Rodriguez and Julian Aguirre, and a special performance of Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto Andaluz for four guitars and orchestra, featuring the Middle Earth Classical Guitar Quartet.

For a full listing of concerts for the season, visit www.fau.edu/arts and choose music. Information can also be found by calling 561-297-3853.

-FAU-

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. 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. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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