DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
FALL 2013 PERFORMANCE SEASON
ALL CONCERTS FREE WITH SUGGESTED $10 DONATION UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED
ALL CONCERTS IN UNIVERSITY THEATRE ON THE BOCA RATON CAMPUS UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED
FAU Piano Faculty Concert
Sun/Sept. 22/3 pm
Join our internationally acclaimed piano faculty as they present their favorite works in this popular annual showcase concert. This concert is given in special tribute to our friend Madelyn Savarick, who will be celebrating her 90th birthday. Performers include Heather Coltman, Leonid Treer, Irena Kofman, Krisztina Kover and David Hammer. Tickets $10 at www.fauevents.com
the Music of Stan LaFerriere, featuring Greg Diaz
Sun/Sept. 29/3 pm, directed by Tim Walters
Jazz is a worldwide language and the ever-popular Rattette delivers a tantalizing musical jazz tour by performing arrangements from around the world. Featuring music by Stan LaFerriere, who lives in Paris, ranks as one of the finest jazz musicians regardless of continent! Greg Diaz is a current member of the jazz vocal quartet sensation MAD ROMANCE as well as being a founding original member of STUDIO ONE and VOXBLU. Tickets $10 at www.fauevents.com
Daniel Pearl World Music Days “Harmony for Humanity”
Tchaikovsky: Majestic Treasures!
University Symphony Orchestra
Sat/ Oct. 5/ 7 pm, conducted by Laura Joella
Works include Haydn’s D Major Violoncello Concerto, performed by soloist Ashley Sandor Sidon (the Briggs Endowed Professor of Cello at Drake University); the Florida premiere of Song of the Phoenix, composed by FAU’s new Assistant Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence, Kevin Wilt; and Rossini’s Overture from William Tell. The FAU Symphony Orchestra has been selected to perform at the Florida Music Educators Association State Conference in Tampa in January 2014. Sneak previews of the FMEA concert will be presented at this concert, which includes the finale of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Tickets $10 at www.fauevents.com . Concert proceeds support the Symphony’s trip.
FAU Wind Ensemble
Sat/Oct. 19/ 7 pm, University Theatre
special repeat performance: Mon/ Oct. 21/ 7 pm, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens
Conducted by Kyle Prescott, the renowned FAU Wind Ensemble begins their season with Jules Stres’ Danse funambulesque, a blend of the mystic and the fanciful. Composer Michael Daugherty captures the spirit of vintage Las Vegas in his super-charged Lost Vegas, paying tribute to the rat-pack and the sounds of the strip circa 1965. The Wind Ensemble is joined by the Jupiter Middle School band for a second performance in Palm Beach Gardens!
Jazz Band Wings of Swing and Jazz Combos
Sun/Oct. 20/ 3 pm, directed by Neal Bonsanti
The Jazz Band Wings of Swing continues its popular offerings of jazz standards and new works for big band.
Third Annual Honors High School Orchestra “Side-by-Side” Festival
Sat/Oct. 26/ 8 pm, conducted by Laura Joella
The FAU Symphony Orchestra hosts talented high school students in a “side-by-side” performance of major works for string orchestra. Program to be announced.
Eighth Annual Concerto and Aria Competition
Sat /Nov. 2/all day
FAU music students compete for the 8th Annual FAU Concerto and Aria Competition. Selected winners will perform with the FAU Symphony Orchestra in February. FREE and open to the public
Classical Guitar Society
Sun/ Nov. 3/ 3 pm Classical Guitar Society, directed by Ken Keaton
The Society presents guitar solos and chamber music by FAU students and faculty, featuring an arrangement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 performed by the Middle Earth Quartet.
Seventh Annual Choral Festival
Fri/ Nov. 8/ 7 pm
Conducted by Patricia P. Fleitas and Stacie Lee Rossow
FAU’s Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus and ¡Cantemos! present a variety of choral works in this annual festival performance. Program to be announced.
Sat/Nov. 9/ 7 pm
Selected high school honor choral students perform in a “Side-by-Side” Festival Chorus with students from the FAU’s Women’s and Mixed Choruses. Program to be announced.
Commercial Music Ensembles Festival
Sat /Nov. 16 /2:30 pm – University Amphitheater
Directed by James Cunningham and Alejandro Sanchez
An afternoon of popular hits and original tunes by Florida Atlantic students in the four Commercial Music Ensembles directed by Dr. James E. Cunningham and Alejandro Sanchez-Samper. Admission is free.
Neal Bonsanti, Kyle Prescott, and Sean Murray, conductors
Sun/ Nov. 17/ 3 pm Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium
The FAU Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Chamber Ensembles, and the extraordinary FAU Marching Owls will fill FAU’s Kaye Auditorium, bringing new meaning to Surround-sound! Featuring music of Broadway, the swing era, concert band classics and more, this concert brings 200 of FAU’s best to the stage for one non-stop show!
Crowning Achievements of the Romantic & Modern Eras
University Symphony Orchestra
Thurs/Nov. 21/ 7 pm, conducted by Laura Joella
The Symphony Orchestra presents exciting masterworks that shape the future of the orchestral tradition. David Brubeck, Bass Trombone soloist, will perform Thomas Sleeper’s Six Hemingway Songs; other works include Shostakovich Festive Overture, Hanson Elegy, Suppé Poet and Peasant Overture, and Sleeper Symphony No. 2. Tickets $10 at www.fauevents.com
Roots of Classical Music "Jewish Melodies IV"
FAU Chamber Soloists
Sun /Nov. 24/ 3 pm Leonid Treer, Artistic Director
Cello and violin music by Bloch, songs by Ravel, Shostakovich’s "Holocaust" Piano Trio and his astonishing vocal cycle "From Jewish Folk Poetry". Featuring Rebecca Lautar, Cornelia Brubeck, Sandra McClain, Maria Ward, Daniel Gerdes, and Leonid Treer.
Sun / Dec. 8/ 7 pm, conducted by Patricia P. Fleitas
Handel’s Messiah remains one of the most popular holiday musical traditions of all time. Our annual presentation features FAU students, faculty and alumni. This event sells out so buy early! Tickets $10 at www.fauevents.com
FAU Madrigal Dinner
Sat /Dec. 14- Sun/Dec 15/ 6:30 pm St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, Boca Raton
Enjoy our annual tradition of pageantry, entertainment, succulent food and extraordinary music in a festivity that is just right for the holidays… and Madrigal guests are invited to join the fun dressed in period costume. The Madrigal Dinners are generously underwritten by Madelyn Savarick. Tickets $100 (This ticketed event includes dinner and a $65tax-deductible gift to FAU’s Choral and Vocal Studies Program). A great idea for an office holiday party! For more information, or to arrange seating for your group, please contact Gail Vorsas at 561-297-2337. Register at https://fauf.fau.edu/madrigal
Sun/ Dec 15/5 pm, Mizner Park Amphitheater
Tuba Christmas! Sean Murray, conductor. Enjoy the tradition of holiday music performed by tubas and euphoniums, started by Indiana University Professor Harvey G. Phillips. FAU professor Sean Murray brings this tradition to the Boca Raton community for its fourth annual presentation. Outdoor event, bring chairs or blankets. Free concert.
You can receive up-to-date concert information on our concert hotline, 561-297-3853, or visit http://events.fau.edu/MasterCalendar/MasterCalendar.aspx.