XXII New Music Miami Festival Opening Concert: Havana & Miami
January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Welcome to the first New Music Miami Festival (NMMF) concert of the year featuring music by Cuban and Miami composers! Join us for a pre-concert discussion of works at 7:00pm with guest composer Tania Leon, to be followed by a performance at 7:30pm. Hear the celebrated ensemble, the Amernet String Quartet, and members of the NODUS Ensemble perform a myriad of works from the contemporary genre. The festival discussions and concerts are free to the public, no ticket required.
The FIU School of Music celebrates its 22nd year of the New Music Miami ISCM Festival, directed by FIU composer-in-residence Orlando Jacinto Garcia. The festival runs from January 16, 2019 through April 10, 2019 and includes the presentation of music by composers from around the world, many of whom are present to discuss their music for FIU students and audiences. The festival has continued to expand, featuring new music concerts for acoustic and electro-acoustic instrumentations.
About the Amernet String Quartet
Misha Vitenson, Violin
Franz Felkl, Violin
Michael Klotz, Viola
Jason Calloway, Cello
Praised for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets and are Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami. Their sound has been called “complex” but with an “old world flavor.” Strad Magazine described the Amernet as “…a group of exceptional technical ability.”
About FIU NODUS Ensemble
Initiated by FIU faculty composer in residence Orlando Jacinto García, NODUS is the professional contemporary chamber music ensemble in residence at Florida International University in Miami (FIU). Specializing in the cutting edge Art music of our time, the makeup of the ensemble varies for each concert depending on the works being presented. The ensemble’s repertoire includes recent music by composers from around the world, workswritten specifically for the ensemble, and works with electronics and/or video.