FIU Music Festival returns this October 20, 2021 – November 13, 2021.
Come see why we are FIU’s premier music festival! With culturally diverse and engaging concerts featuring revered Classical and Jazz musicians from acclaimed ensembles, we have something for every musical taste!
Concerts are held at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center at FIU’s Modesto A. Madique Campus. The box office can be reached by phone at (305) 348-0496 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call for group rates!
Opening Concert: Celebrating Cuban Music
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 7:30pm
SOLD OUT! You Can Still Buy Your Virtual Concert Experience and Enjoy from the Comfort of Your Home! Link Below.
Join us for our opening night festival concert – a celebration of Cuban heritage! From Moises Simon to Benny More and many more featured surprises including the orchestral world premiere of Ernesto Lecuona’s Rumba-Rhapsody, get ready for an evening filled with the classical and unmistakable rhythms of Cuba featuring the FIU Symphony Orchestra, joined by pianist Tomas Y. Tirino, the FIU Concert Choir, the FIU University Singers, Encantus Voices, the Miami Children’s Chorus and more!
The MIAMI FINANCE FORUM in a partnership with FIU SCHOOL OF MUSIC would like to invite you to a candid discussion and talk on how the music industry has evolved in recent times from selling CDs to streaming services. Learn more from experts in the industry about how the pandemic has pushed artist and music labels to reorient their business priorities and to think of alternative ways to generate revenue as well as what the future will hold for the industry. Networking reception with cocktails to follow.
For one night only! Treat yourself to an evening of piano fireworks by Chopin and Liszt performed by internationally renowned FIU Artist in Residence and Professor Kemal Gekic, FIU alumnus Silvije Vidovic, and America’s rising star Lindsay Garritson in the Wertheim Concert Hall.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage, we will illustrate the intersection of early European music with the aural African and Amerindian traditions and the resulting link with current Latin-American genres, the African diaspora in Latin America and its lasting musical legacy in Ibero-American music, and the fusion of art music or “learned” music with folk and popular forms.
In this special concert, accomplished jazz pianist Michael Eckroth makes his FIU debut in his new position as asst. professor in a performance with the FIU Faculty Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Big Band for what will be an unforgettable evening. Eckroth is a pianist/arranger for the Cuban ensemble Orquesta Akokan, whose 2018 debut album received a Grammy Nomination.
The Amernet String Quartet, FIU’s Ensemble-in-Residence, presents a magnificent program for strings. They will be joined by distinguished guests Nicholas Kitchen and Yeesun Kim, members of the world-renowned Borromeo String Quartet, as well as Stephanie Block, Viola Fellow at the New World Symphony, and violinist Mari-Liis Pakk.
In partnership with the Friends of Chamber Music of Miami, the FIU School of Music proudly presents a spectacular program of German and French treasures featuring captivating clarinetist David Shifrin and award-winning pianist Asiya Korepanova.
Organist Chelsea Chen will dazzle audiences on the glorious Sydell Ida Wertheim Organ. Her dynamic playing has taken her to the far corners of the world. Her solo concerts offer a unique mix of traditional organ repertoire along with piano/orchestral transcriptions and contemporary music. The Los Angeles Times has praised her “rare musicality” and “lovely lyrical grandeur,” and a compositional style that is “charming” and “irresistible.”
Founded in autumn 2008 by internationally-renowned soloists who for many years have championed the interpretation and promotion of contemporary music, Germany’s Berlin PianoPercussion is an ensemble characterized by the individual and complementary personalities of its members.
Cuban-born jazz pianist and composer Fabian Almazan and guests perform Alcanza, a vibrant multi-movement suite that fuses jazz and contemporary classical chamber music. Founder and director of Biophilia Records, he has worked tirelessly towards ensuring a continued dialogue of awareness concerning music and environmental justice.