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The FIU School of Music is stepping up in support of the people of Puerto Rico by organizing a hurricane relief concert for the opening of the FIU Music Festival. 5 Grammy winners including Nestor Torres and Paquito D’Rivera, Charlie Sepulveda, Silvano Monasterios, & Alex Brown, along with the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, and our alumnus Tony Succar will headline the performance for an evening of classics. Bring your friends and loved ones for this great cause!

A portion of the proceeds will go to the FIU Disaster Response and Recovery Fund. Join us in being #FIUstrong. Cash donations taken at the door. 



$75.00 VIP Pass includes Ticket & Private Reception To Follow – BUY NOW!

  • Ticket to the benefit concert
  • Photo op with Paquito D’Rivera & Nestor Torres
  • Signed photo of each artist
  • Reception
  • Meet & Greet the artists in private reception



$25 General Admission; $15 FIU Faculty, Staff, & Alumni; $10 Students- BUY NOW!



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One hundred percent of the money raised through the FIU Disaster Response and Recovery Fund will go to helping those impacted. Please help support FIU families and keep students from the affected areas in school and progressing toward their degrees. – GIVE NOW!




Standing on the shoulders of flute giants from worlds as diverse as Rampal & Galway in Classical Music; Richard Egues’ Cuban Charanga style; rocker Ian Anderson’s Jethro Tull; Herbie Mann and – most influential of all – Hubert Laws as pioneers of Jazz Flute, Latin Grammy Award winning Nestor Torres’ rhythmic and mellifluous flute sound remains apart in a class all by itself. His 14 recordings as a soloist; 4 Latin Grammy nominations, one Grammy nomination and one Latin Grammy Award; collaborations with diverse artists such as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mathews, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, Michael Camilo, Paquito D’ Rivera and Arturo Sandoval; as well as performances with the Cleveland, Singapore, and New World Symphony Orchestras, among many others, are testament to the remarkable journey of an Artist who continues to grow and enrich the lives of those who experience his talents. Artist is represented and managed by Diamond Light Productions.



Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. D’Rivera continues to appear as guest conductor. A GRAMMY was awarded the United Nation Orchestra in 1991, the same year D’Rivera received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Carnegie Hall for his contributions to Latin music. Additionally, D’Rivera’s highly acclaimed ensembles- the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D’Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet are in great demand world wide.