FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Heather Coltman, D.M.A.
 

Musical Performance


Heather Coltman, D.M.A., is currently Interim Dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University, where she is a Professor of Music. A top prize-winner in numerous major international competitions, she performs extensively throughout North and South America, Europe and South Africa. Coltman made her debut in her native country of Zambia at the age of five and immigrated to the United States in 1966. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas, a Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music in New York and a Bachelor of Music degree from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Her principal teachers included Lita Guerra, David Bar-Illan, Claude Frank and Nadia Boulanger. Her recordings can be heard on Wisdom Recordings, Klavier Records, Innova Recordings, Heng Hao Records and Lyra Productions. She is the Founder and Director of Teaching Outstanding Performers (TOPS) Piano Camps at FAU and is a passionate advocate of arts education for citizens of all ages.

Memory and Memorial: Music of the Holocaust Series

This series of concerts remembers and honors the Holocaust through chamber music – the most intimate and immediate form of music-making. Musical selections will be interspersed with background and contextual information and narrative readings, weaving a thread of memory and memorial.

A musical tribute to Alice Herz-Sommer (1903-2014), the late pianist and survivor of Theresienstadt concentration camp, will be at the center of the program. Declaring a firm belief in the power of music, Herz-Sommer said, “Music saved my life and music saves me still.”

The works performed were either composed by or written in tribute to Holocaust victims, including works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Gideon Klein, Erwin Schulhoff, Robert Starer, George Perle, Moisei Vainberg and Herman Berlinski.

Artist Biographies:

Michael Klotz, violin — Michael Klotz made his solo debut with the Rochester Philharmonic at the age of 17. He has also appeared as soloist with the Miami Symphony, Boca Raton Symphonia and Eastman Philharmonia and has performed at some of New York's most important venues. Currently, Klotz is violinist of the Amernet String Quartet at Florida International University. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he was awarded the Performer's Certificate.

Jason Calloway, cello — Jason Calloway is currently cellist of the Amernet String Quartet at Florida International University and was previously a member of an award-winning quartet associated with the Juilliard School. He has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician. Calloway has been heard in Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, Disney Hall and at Alice Tully Hall.

Heather Coltman, piano — Heather Coltman, D.M.A., is currently Interim Dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University, where she is a Professor of Music. A top prize-winner in numerous major international competitions, she performs extensively throughout North America, Europe, and South Africa. Coltman made her debut in her native country of Zambia at the age of five, and immigrated to the United States in 1966. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas.

Lecture # W1R2
Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a One-Time Lecture or Event.
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Thursday, January 22, 2015
  Time:7 - 8:30 p.m.
  Fee:$25/member; $35/non-member
Classical Concert Series: Intimate Chamber Music
Classical Concert Two - LLS Jupiter Bach Festival
Generously Sponsored by John and Helga Klein

The first half of this concert presents chamber music by Bach, intended for small salons. The second half features a piano trio by the great Felix Mendelssohn, the composer credited with reviving interest and attention to Bach’s music.

Mei Mei Luo, violin.
Claudio Jaffe, cello.
Heather Coltman, piano.


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Lecture # W1R4
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  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Thursday, February 5, 2015
  Time:7 - 8:30 p.m.
  Fee:$25/member; $35/non-member; Buy all four concerts for $75 (Members only)
Classical Concert Series: Baroque Splendor
Classical Concert Three - LLS Jupiter Bach Festival
Generously Sponsored by John and Helga Klein

An orchestral concert featuring 10-16 members of the Boca Philharmonic, conducted by Dr. Kyle Prescott, and including the famous Orchestral Suite in D major, with guest soloists.

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Lecture # W1R7
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  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Thursday, February 19, 2015
  Time:7 - 8:30 p.m.
  Fee:$25/member; $35/non-member; Buy all four concerts for $75 (Members only)
Classical Concert Series: The Next Generation — Rising Young Stars of Music
Classical Concert Four - LLS Jupiter Bach Festival
Generously Sponsored by John and Helga Klein

With performances by young musicians, this concert features a variety of music composed by the young J.S.Bach, his sons, as well as the young W.A. Mozart and his son Franz Xaver Mozart.

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Lecture # W1R8
Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a One-Time Lecture or Event.
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Thursday, February 26, 2015
  Time:7 - 8:30 p.m.
  Fee:$25/member; $35/non-member; Buy all four concerts for $75 (Members only)