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Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center with the return of our FIU Music Festival this season from October 5th until October 28th! For information about all festival performances, please visit music.fiu.edu/musicfestival. 


For this performance, Latin Grammy winner Gabriela Montero presents a concert of piano masterpieces, original works and improvisations inspired by her native Venezuela. Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a devoted following around the world. Anthony Tommasini remarked in The New York Times, “Montero’s playing has everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power in climactic moments, soulful lyricism in the ruminative passages and, best of all, unsentimental expressivity.” Hailed by the New York Times for her “steely power” and “soulful lyricism,” Latin Grammy winner Gabriela Montego will present a concert of piano masterpieces and original works inspired by her native Venezuela.

Program: SCHUBERT: “Four Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899” | SCHUMANN: “Carnaval, Op. 9” | MONTERO: Improvisations

Gabriela has also been invited to perform with many of the world’s most respected orchestras, including the Los Angeles, New York, Liverpool, Rotterdam, and Dresden philharmonic orchestras; Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Atlanta, and Toronto symphony orchestras; the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, and Zürcher Kammerorchester; the Cleveland, City of Birmingham Symphony, Philharmonia, and Komische Oper Berlin orchestras; and the Vienna Symphony, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Residentie, and Sydney Symphony orchestras.

In addition to her brilliant interpretations of the core piano repertoire, Gabriela is also celebrated for her ability to improvise, composing and playing new works in real time. She says, “I connect to my audience in a completely unique way – and they connect with me. Because improvisation is such a huge part of who I am, it is the most natural and spontaneous way I can express myself.” Whether in recital or following a concerto performance, Gabriela regularly invites her audiences to choose themes and ideas on which she improvises.

PURCHASING A VIP FESTIVAL PASS $60  –  BUY NOW!

Enjoy more benefits by purchasing a VIP Festival Pass.

  • Admission to every festival concert
  • Admission to a pre-concert wine & cheese reception before each festival performance at the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Instrumental Hall from 6:30-7:15pm.
  • Support music @FIU!

 

PURCHASING A FESTIVAL PASS $45   –   BUY NOW!

  • Admission to every festival concert
  • Support music @FIU!

 

PURCHASING TICKETS TO THIS PERFORMANCE $15-5    –    BUY NOW!

  • Admission to one festival concert
  • Support music @FIU!

 

Doors open at 7pm.