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

by FAU College of Arts and Letters | Monday, Aug 22, 2016
Music Season Includes Symphony, Big Band,  Piano, Jazz and Much More

FAU's Department of Music presents an expanded season of music for every taste, with more than 50 concerts scheduled for 2016-17. Concerts take place in FAU's University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

The season opens on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. when Irena Kofman, Marina Berberian and Philip Hinton play popular tunes on two pianos, including George Gershwin's "Someone to Watch Over Me," Arno Babajanian's "Armenian Rhapsody" and Aram Khachaturian's "Sable Dance," among others. The cost for this concert is $20.

On Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m., Opera Fusion presents the world premiere of "Not in My Town," an opera based on the story of the events surrounding the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepherd. Tickets for this concert at $20.

The FAU University Symphony Orchestra will present Daniel Pearl World Music Days "Harmony for Humanity" on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Conducted by Laura Joella, the opening concert of the orchestra's 25th anniversary season will feature Ludwig van Beethoven's celebrated Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92; "The Grave Under the Hill" from Giorgio Mirto's beautiful new classical guitar concerto titled "Norwegian Memories for Guitar and String Orchestra" featuring Ken Keaton; the fantastic "Slava! A Political Overture" by Leonard Bernstein; and Edvard Grieg's charming Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt. Tickets are $10.

For more information, visit or call 800-564-9539. For a full listing of concerts, visit and select the "music" link. To receive an events catalog for FAU's School of the Arts for 2015-16, contact Polly Burks at

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