FAU’s Music Season Includes Symphony, Big Band, Piano, Jazz and Much More

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Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Music in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents an expanded season of music for every taste, with 50 concerts scheduled for 2015-16. Concerts take place in FAU’s University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

The season opens on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. with a Piano Faculty Concert in which FAU’s internationally acclaimed faculty present their favorite works in this popular annual showcase. Performers include Heather Coltman, David Hammer, Irena Kofman, Krisztina Kover, David Rossow and Leonid Treer. The cost for this concert is $15.

On Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. the Florida Wind Symphony, South Florida’s professional wind band under the direction of Kyle Prescott, performs “A Sousa Spectacular.”  The concert includes toe-tapping marches, amazing soloists and masterpieces for band. Tickets are $20.

Then on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. the Duelling Divas take the stage with a hilarious romp through operatic history, serving up all the big tunes with humor and camp. Performers include Heather Coltman, Birgit Firoavante and Laura Martinez Leon. This concert is $20.

For more information and ticketing for these events and all the upcoming concerts at FAU, visit www.fauevents.com or call 800-564-9539. A full listing of concerts can be found at www.fau.edu/arts — and select the “music” link. To receive an events catalog for FAU’s School of the Arts for 2015-16, contact Polly Burks at pburks@fau.edu.

 

About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

 

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