FAU’s Music Season Kicks Off With A Faculty Concert

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Music in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents a season of music for every taste, with 33 concerts scheduled for 2013-14. Most concerts take place in FAU’s University Theatre (777 Glades Road, Boca Raton).

The season opens on Sunday, Sept. 22 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, Leonid Treer, Irena Kofman, KrisztinaKover, David Rossow, David Hammer and Felicity Coltman, with a special appearance by the Symphony of the Americas. The concert is a tribute to benefactor Madelyn Savarick, in honor of her 90th birthday. Tickets are $10 at www.fauevents.com. Faculty, staff and students are admitted free.

On Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m., the Rattette Band, under the direction of Tim Walters, presents the music of Stan La Ferriere, performed with vocalist Greg Diaz, current member of the jazz vocal quartet sensation Mad Romance. The concert is $10 and tickets may be purchased by visiting www.fauevents.com or calling (800) 564-9539.

On Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., the University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Laura Joella, presents “Daniel Pearl World Music Days Harmony for Humanity.” The concert is part of an international network of concerts that use the power of music to reaffirm commitment to tolerance and humanity. Works include Haydn’s D Major Violoncello Concerto, featuring Ashley Sandor Sidon and the Florida premiere of “Song of the Phoenix,” composed by FAU’s Composer-in-Residence Kevin Wilt. The concert also will feature the finale from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Tickets are $10 at www.fauevents.com or by calling (800) 564-9539.

For a full listing of concerts for the season, visit www.fau.edu/arts and choose “music.” For more information on concerts, call (561) 297-3853. To receive an events catalog for FAU’s School of the Arts, contact Polly Burks at (561) 297-2595 or pburks@fau.edu, or visit www.fau.edu/sota.

ABOVE: Florida Atlantic University’s University Theatre in Boca Raton.