The Opening of The Wertheim

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The Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

A Look Back in Time…

Thank you Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim for 20 wonderful years!

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Built in 1996, the WPAC is one of Miami’s premier concert venues.

The $14 million Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center stands as the centerpiece of Florida International University’s commitment to the performing arts. A commitment that recognizes the place of music and theatre in the educational and cultural life of our community.

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The Wertheim groundbreaking, 1995.

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Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim at the grand opening of The Wertheim.

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Former FIU President Modesto A. Maidique gives opening remarks at the grand opening.

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Opening concert with Walt Disney Brass Choir at The Wertheim.

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The FIU Jazz Big Band entertains the audience in the opening concert.

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The FIU Symphony Orchestra opening concert of The Wertheim.

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The FIU Jazz Big Band, under the direction of Richard Dunscomb, perform at the FIU Festival of the Performing Arts, 1996.

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Maestro Carlos Piantini conducting the FIU Symphony Orchestra, 1996.

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The Empire Brass is having fun with the audience at The Wertheim, 1996.

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Fredrick Kaufman, Professor Emeritus & Founder of the School of Music congratulates Maestro Piantini at the opening concert.

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Openings remarks at The Wertheim.

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Former President Modesto A. Maidique with Maestro Carlos Piantini at The Wertheim, October 1996.

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