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2019/2020

SEASON BROCHURE 1


SEASON AT A GLANCE

All dates are subject to change. For up-to-date information, visit FGCU.EDU/CAS/BSMA

AUGUST MON

19 +

Global Sustainable Design

THUR

29 +

Open to Interpretation

SEPTEMBER THUR

19

TUES

24 $ Jason Baker, marimba

THUR SUN

26 + Nosotros: Adriana Flores & Felipe Maldonado 29 $ Mastersingers Chamber Chorus

TUES

8

Wind Orchestra

THUR

10

Wind Orchestra

SAT

12 $

Jeanie Darnell, soprano

SUN

13

Symphony Orchestra

THUR

17 +

Everyone is an Alienígeno: Enrique Chagoya

THUR

17

Composition Concert

SUN

20

Chamber, University & Women’s Choirs

FRI

25 $ + Mystery Cycles

FRI

25 $

Zach Bartholomew Quartet

SUN

27

Jazz Ensemble

OCTOBER

Symphonic Band

NOVEMBER

Anthony Offerle, baritone

TUES

5

THUR

7

Fjelstul Art Lecture with Dr. Alfred Acres

TUES

12

String Chamber Ensembles

THUR

14 $

Michael Baron & Priscila Navarro, piano duo

FRI

15

Senior Concert

SUN

17

Jazz Ensemble

TUES

19

Percussion Chamber Ensembles

WED

20

Wind Chamber Ensembles

THUR

21

Symphonic Band

$

DECEMBER TUES

3 +

Choir & Symphony Orchestra: Joyful & Triumphant

THUR

5 +

Senior Projects, Fall 2019

FRI

6

19th Annual Pottery Sale

FRI

6

13th Annual Empty Bowls Soup Lunch

FRI

6

SAT

7

Wind Orchestra

SUN

8 $

Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet

$ + Water Stories

ON THE COVER AND THROUGHOUT THE SEASON BROCHURE: Detail from artist Lucas Century's Water Symphony, a mural that graces the Music Building lobby. Consisting of 75 2-by-2-foot tiles, its patterns are inspired by the flow of tidal waters Century sees on his evening walks along the beach on Sanibel Island.

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JANUARY

THUR

2

SUN

5

Presence: Ran Adler

THUR

9

Wind Chamber Ensembles

WED

15

Percussion Chamber Ensembles

THUR

16 +

FRI

17 $ + Charlotte's Web

SUN

19

Choir & Symphony Orchestra:

MON

20

Symphonic Band

THUR

23

Wind Orchestra

FRI

24

Chamber Choir

SUN

26

Jazz Ensemble

MON

27

Piano Ensemble

THUR

30

THUR

16 +

Experiments: Digital Media Workshop

THUR

23 $

Steven Scheschareg, baritone

THUR

30 +

FEBRUARY

THUR

6

Symphonic Band

SUN

9

Jazz Ensemble

THUR

13 $

Heather Engebretson, soprano

FRI

14 $ + The Importance of Being Earnest

SUN

16

Symphony Orchestra

THUR

20

Composition Concert

FRI

21 $

Baumer String Quartet

SUN

23

Chamber & Women’s Choirs

THUR

27 +

Juxtaposition: Hevelyn Villar

THUR

27

Wind Orchestra

MARCH

APRIL

SAT

14 $

Kevin Chance & Eun-Hee Park, piano duo

THUR

19 +

22nd Annual Student Juried Exhibition

THUR

19

Wind Orchestra

FRI

20 $

Confluence - Musical Traditions of India

SAT

28

Vocal Area Recital: Songs of Spring

SUN

29 $

Kevin Kenner, piano

String Chamber Ensembles $

+

Kyle Szabo, violin & Michael Baron, piano

Senior Projects, Spring 2020

2020 Digital Media Design Student Showcase

KEY

Art Gallery Exhibitions

PAGES 5-15

Art Special Events

16-18

Music - Student Ensembles Series

30-34 35-39

Music - Nisita Concert Series Theatre Performances

$ Ticketed Event

19-29

+ Multiple Occurrences

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INSPIRE | CREATE | PERFORM CHANGING LIVES THROUGH THE POWER OF THE ARTS

Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 artistic season at Florida Gulf Coast University. As the new Director of the Bower School of Music & the Arts, I am honored to share with you our exciting schedule of musical performances, theater plays, art exhibitions and special events taking place on our campus and throughout Southwest Florida. The outstanding level of talent, boldness of creative vision and variety of exceptional performances strengthen our reputation as a place of artistic and academic excellence. I would like to express my appreciation and thank all of our patrons and donors for their ongoing support of our programs. This generosity is fundamental to the success of our students and the mission of the Bower School of Music & the Arts. There is so much to experience during the 2019-2020 artistic season. Every event promises new discoveries and fresh perspectives for our audiences and transformational learning opportunities for our students. I hope to see you on campus and I thank you for being an integral part of our artistic journey. With warm welcome,

Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki Director, Bower School of Music & the Arts 4


ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm The FGCU Art Galleries will be closed during all University holidays and breaks, and for the summer.

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ART

GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DESIGN ARTLAB

This exhibition contains works from students from the 2019 Global Sustainable Design course study abroad. Students traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark; Malmo, Sweden; and London, U.K. to experience firsthand practical approaches to sustainable design. The students were asked to explore current practices in sustainable design and then create works that could translate to the U.S. culturally. The focus is on challenging and changing existing attitudes, products, spaces, communications and communities as a positive step toward a greener, more ecologically balanced future.

AUGUST 19 THROUGH

SEPTEMBER 5 THURSDAY AUGUST 22 Reception from 5-7pm

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Environmental Design Vinyl (detail) by Aimee Farmer, Raquel Holness and Haley Levy. Photo courtesy of Mike Salmond

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ART

OPEN TO INTERPRETATION: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION WASMER ART GALLERY

In celebration of new donations to the FGCU Art Galleries, guest curators are invited to activate the FGCU Permanent Collection through their own lens. As part of the Seidler Fellowship, FGCU student Farrah Alkhadra (junior, Art) will research and curate an exhibition alongside a display of recent gifts and other works never displayed before, including sculptures, paintings and prints. Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and WGCU Public Media

AUGUST 29 THROUGH

OCTOBER 3 THURSDAY AUGUST 29 Opening reception and curators’ talk from 5-7pm

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Anne Lindberg, Twilight Garden Blue (detail), 1988, Fabric and ink, 44 x 48 in, Gift of ASG Technologies, Collection of FGCU Art Galleries

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Felipe Maldonado, Surface Patterns, 2019, Ceramic transfer, Courtesy of the artist

Adriana Flores, Stand Still My Child, Don’t Move My Child, Stand Still My Child (detail), 2018, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in. Courtesy of the artist

NOSOTROS: ADRIANA FLORES & FELIPE MALDONADO ARTLAB

“We are the embodiment of the aspirations, the dreams of our parents and our abuelitos.” – Gil Rocha-Rochelli This year’s Reunion Series presents FGCU Alumni Artists Adriana Flores (Class of 2017) and Felipe Maldonado (Class of 2016). The two American artists of Latino descent explore their heritage in Nosotros and express an appreciation for one’s origins, character, values and personal accomplishments. These culturally diverse artists celebrate their lives as U.S. citizens while acknowledging the histories and traditions of their familial roots. Sponsored by the FGCU Alumni Association and WGCU Public Media

SEPTEMBER 26 THROUGH

NOVEMBER 7 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26 Opening reception and artist talk from 5-7pm


WASMER ART GALLERY

The first survey exhibition of Enrique Chagoya’s work in Florida covers his political and social activism through his innovative prints and paintings. Using pop culture icons, current events and historical images, Chagoya creates layered narratives dealing with immigration and cultural identity as a basis for social reflection. Born in Mexico City, Chagoya immigrated to the United States in 1977, where he worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, and became an American citizen in 2000. He currently lives in San Francisco and teaches at Stanford University.

OCTOBER 17

ART

EVERYONE IS AN ALIENÍGENO: ENRIQUE CHAGOYA

THROUGH

NOVEMBER 14 THURSDAY OCTOBER 17 Opening reception and artist talk from 5-7pm

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and WGCU Public Media

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Enrique Chagoya, Everyone is an Alienígeno, 2018. Color lithograph with collage, Ed. 30, 22 x 30 in. ©Enrique Chagoya 2018, Photo credit: Bud Shark

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SENIOR PROJECTS, FALL 2019 WASMER ART GALLERY

Mary Voytek, Faculty Mentor At the end of their studies, art majors are required to develop and present a coherent body of self-generated work. This exhibition combines their knowledge of techniques and concepts while drawing on research of historical and contemporary artists. Each senior art major in the exhibition designs and creates a unique installation that combines their technical skills and conceptual vision.

DECEMBER 5 THROUGH

DECEMBER 13 THURSDAY DECEMBER 5 Opening reception from 5-7pm

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Sponsored by The Layden Family Foundation, The Smith Family Foundation of Estero and WGCU Public Media

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Allana Nagy, Beneath the Flowers (installation detail), Senior Projects, Spring 2019, Ceramic. Photo by James Greco


ART

EXPERIMENTS: DIGITAL MEDIA WORKSHOP ARTLAB

This exhibition showcases student work from the Digital Media Design Workshop course. Students in this class are exploring potential pathways toward their senior project. Experimentation, innovation and creativity are at the heart of the course as students seek out design solutions to unique challenges based upon their research and personal discoveries. Sponsored by WGCU Public Media

JANUARY 16 THROUGH

FEBRUARY 13 THURSDAY JANUARY 16 Opening reception from 5-7pm

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Audrey Mobley, Untitled, 2018, 108 x 36 in., Digital Media Design Vinyl Banner Project

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Artist Ran Adler in his studio. Photo courtesy of Owen Collective

Ran Adler, Art of Assemblage (detail), 2015-16, Wire, mahogany pods and driftwood, Dimensions variable. Photo by Steve Scott

PRESENCE: RAN ADLER WASMER ART GALLERY

Drawn to Nature’s roughness, randomness and disorder, Ran Adler takes a meditative approach to life and his art. His gathering of organic materials (while wandering such places as along the banks of the Mississippi River) is the inspirational first step. Ran’s rhythmic, repetitive process of sorting, cutting, weaving, threading, burning and inscribing induces a prayer-like state and clarifies his intention...to share the harmonious transformation of chaos into order. The exhibition will feature new largescale installation pieces that encompass the viewer within these concepts. Sponsored by The Wasmer Family, Judith Liegeois Designs, Alice and Dean Fjelstul, Gene and Lee Seidler, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and WGCU Public Media

JANUARY 30 THROUGH

FEBRUARY 27 THURSDAY JANUARY 30 Opening reception, artist talk and performance by the Jazz Combo from 5-7 pm


ARTLAB

Hevelyn Villar (b. Brazil, 1986) is an architect, photographer and sculptor who incorporates different construction materials in her work such as concrete, wood, drywall, metal and clay. Through juxtaposition, conversion, inversion, interception and approximation she explores and reveals stillness and movement, light and darkness, and order and disorder. Form understood as a relational system among different parts is the theme of this exhibition.

FEBRUARY 27

ART

JUXTAPOSITION: HEVELYN VILLAR

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MARCH 26 THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27 Opening reception and artist talk from 5-7pm

Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and WGCU Public Media

Hevelyn Villar, Uma Casa de Material (detail), 2018, Concrete, wood and clay, 72 x 24 x 12.5 in. Courtesy of the artist.

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ART

22ND ANNUAL STUDENT JURIED EXHIBITION WASMER ART GALLERY

Students working in sculpture, drawing, digital media, printmaking, painting and ceramics submit their finest works for this annual juried exhibition. Up to 70 works of art, demonstrating students’ accomplishments and experiments, will be featured. The jurors for the exhibition are area arts professionals.

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Sponsored by The Layden Family Foundation, The Smith Family Foundation of Estero, Method & Concept and WGCU Public Media

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Rae Williams-Simmons, Hannibal, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 in. Photo by James Greco

MARCH 19 THROUGH

APRIL 2

THURSDAY MARCH 19 Opening reception from 5-7pm with award presentations at 6pm


ART

SENIOR PROJECTS, SPRING 2020 WASMER ART GALLERY AND ARTLAB Patricia Fay, Faculty Mentor At the end of their studies, art majors are required to develop and present a coherent body of self-generated work. This exhibition combines their knowledge of techniques and concepts while drawing on research of historical and contemporary artists. Each senior art major in the exhibition designs and creates a unique installation that combines their technical skills and conceptual vision. Sponsored by The Layden Family Foundation, The Smith Family Foundation of Estero and WGCU Public Media

APRIL 16 THROUGH

MAY 1

THURSDAY APRIL 16 Opening reception from 5-7pm

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Alexa Pavone, Feel it in My Bones (detail), Senior Projects, Fall 2014, Mixed media installation. Photo by James Greco

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ART SPECIAL EVENTS FJELSTUL ART LECTURE MAKING A SELF: JAN VAN EYCK AND THE ORIGINS OF THE ARTIST

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7 Lecture at 5pm in the U. Tobe Recital Hall with a light reception to follow in the Arts Complex Lobby

DR. ALFRED ACRES

Dr. Alfred Acres, Department of Art and Art History, Georgetown University

CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY U. TOBE RECITAL HALL Our sense of what makes artists special has Renaissance roots in the work of Jan van Eyck. Celebrated as a brilliant pioneer of realistic painting, he was equally innovative as a craftsman of his own reputation. Without the letters, printed publicity and exhibitions that would fuel the fame of later artists, he argued for his unique mastery in paint alone—and only partly as a display of skill. More original and intriguing are his layers of subtle effort to absorb and challenge an observer.

Jan van Eyck, Portrait of a Man (Self Portrait?), 1433, The National Gallery, London.

Dr. Alfred Acres taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Oregon and Princeton University before joining the faculty at Georgetown University. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History and the Wright Family Term Associate Professor in Art History. His research is focused on northern European art of the 15th and early 16th centuries, and his teaching also addresses the history of prints and conceptual topics ranging further afield in the western tradition since the Renaissance. Among his many publications he is the author of Renaissance Invention and the Haunted Infancy (2013) and a forthcoming book on Jan van Eyck. Sponsored by Alice and Dean Fjelstul

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ART

19TH ANNUAL POTTERY SALE

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6

10AM – 4PM

POTTERY SALE starting at 10am with free coffee and artists meet & greet

13TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS SOUP LUNCH

EMPTY BOWLS SOUP LUNCH from 11:30am in the Arts Complex Courtyard

ARTS COMPLEX COURTYARD

Begins at 11:30AM and continues until the soup and bowls run out. $15 suggested donation per bowl; all proceeds support the food pantry at Interfaith Charities of South Lee

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Photo by James Greco

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Haley Levy & Hadassa Romero, Buddy Buddy (App prototype), Adobe XD. Digital Media Design 1, Fall 2017

2020 DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN STUDENT SHOWCASE COHEN CENTER ROOM 247

The FGCU Art Program hosts the first of what will be an annual showcase of innovative and creative work from graduating students in Digital Media Design. This exhibition will demonstrate the fierce talent and fresh thinking of these new designers working across many design disciplines and applications. The 2020 DMD Showcase is open to the public and industry professionals as a celebration of ambition, concept, execution and design thinking.

APRIL 30 THROUGH

MAY 2

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 Opening reception at 5pm Works on display FRI, May 1, 10 am – 4pm SAT, May 2, 10 am – 2 pm


MUSIC

NISITA CONCERT SERIES Sponsored by Maurizio and Laura Nisita All performances are held in the U. Tobe Recital Hall in the Music Building. Tickets can be purchased online at FGCU.EDU/CONCERTS and are $10 for the general public or $7 for students.

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MUSIC

JASON BAKER, MARIMBA

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 7:30PM

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Jason Baker

Percussionist Jason Baker has committed the last three years to commissioning and premiering new works for solo marimba by composers from the state of Mississippi, where he has lived with his wife and two children since 2004. This concert, titled New Music Mississippi: Volume 1, will feature a premiere performance of a new work by Shandy Phillips, as well as music by Warren Ertle, Clifton Taylor and FGCU faculty member Jason Bahr. The FGCU Percussion Ensemble will join Baker for the performance of Taylor’s Concertpiece for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble.

Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers

MASTERSINGERS CHAMBER CHORUS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 3:00PM The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers is the premiere choral ensemble in Southwest Florida. The mission of the Mastersingers is to perform significant choral masterworks from the standard repertoire as well as innovative new compositions. For nearly 20 years, the Mastersingers has performed celebrated pieces in self-produced concerts and in conjunction with other ensembles throughout Southwest Florida. The Mastersingers Chamber Chorus is a subset of the large group and performs diverse repertoire from the Renaissance to the music of today.


MUSIC

JEANIE DARNELL, SOPRANO MICHAEL BARON, PIANO

Dr. Jeanie Darnell is the Head of Vocal Studies at the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University. As a concert artist, Darnell has been hailed by critics throughout the United States and in Europe for her "wonderfully bell-like tones" (Wertheimer Zeitung). She is in demand as a soprano soloist of major concert and oratorio repertoire. For her recital at FGCU, Darnell will be joined by pianist Michael Baron in presenting outstanding vocal compositions by Strauss, Poulenc and Galindo, as well as spirituals and arias. Jeanie Darnell & Michael Baron

ZACH BARTHOLOMEW QUARTET ZACH BARTHOLOMEW, JAZZ PIANO DAVID FERNANDEZ, TENOR AND SOPRANO SAXOPHONE ILYA DACOSTA, BASS RODOLFO ZUNIGA, DRUMS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 7:30PM

Zach Bartholomew

Dr. Zach Bartholomew is an award-winning jazz pianist, composer and music educator. He has been featured as a performer, composer and bandleader at national and international jazz festivals, including the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Jalisco Jazz Festival and Festival Miami. In addition to headlining at some of the top jazz venues across the country with his group, Zach has performed with artists such as Victor Goines, Brian Lynch, Dafnis Prieto, Dave Holland, David Liebman and Ira Sullivan. His original music and unique arrangements are inspired by the jazz tradition, but also draw heavily from Afro-Cuban rhythms and modern influences. VISIT FGCU.EDU/CAS/MUSIC FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE CONCERT INFORMATION

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 7:30PM

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MUSIC

ANTHONY OFFERLE, BARITONE

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MICHAEL BARON, PIANO

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 7:30PM

Anthony Offerle

A native of Miami, Florida, Anthony Offerle’s credits include performances with the OperaEstate in Rome, Cincinnati Opera, International Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Opera, Wyoming Opera, Charleston Symphony, Savannah Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He has sung over 30 leading operatic roles. An active concert performer, he served as guest soloist in London’s Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and St. Giles Cathedral in Scotland.

Michael Baron & Priscila Navarro

MICHAEL BARON & PRISCILA NAVARRO, PIANO DUO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 7:30PM Pianists Michael Baron and Priscila Navarro (’14, BA in Music Performance) are perennial favorites as a piano duo. Together they explore the rich heritage of repertoire for two pianos and for two pianists at one piano. Baron is a world-class pianist and Head of Keyboard Studies at the Bower School of Music at FGCU. Navarro, his former student, has distinguished herself with spectacular concerts and competition achievements throughout the world. Together they bring great drama, virtuosity and beauty to their performances.


MUSIC

DIMITRI ASHKENAZY, CLARINET MICHAEL BARON, PIANO SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 3:00PM A recognized international master at his instrument, Dimitri Ashkenazy performs widely as both a soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s Royal Festival Hall; Deutsches SymphonieOrchester Berlin at the Hollywood Bowl; SBS Youth Orchestra at Sydney Opera House; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico; and Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland and Mito Chamber orchestras in Japan.

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Dimitri Ashkenazy

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MUSIC

STEVEN SCHESCHAREG, BARITONE

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MICHAEL BARON, PIANO

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 7:30PM Steven Scheschareg has made a name for himself with his striking stage presence, strong voice and wide-ranging artistic capabilities. He is the winner of the prestigious George London Prize from the Vienna State Opera. Educated at the Eastman and Juilliard schools, he now resides in Vienna and performs regularly in the great theaters of Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Norway and China, as well as at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. At FGCU, he is presenting an extraordinary program titled From Vienna to the USA, featuring music of exiled Viennese opera and operetta composers.

Steven Scheschareg

HEATHER ENGEBRETSON, SOPRANO NOEL ENGEBRETSON, PIANO

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 7:30PM Dramatic-coloratura soprano Heather Engebretson is becoming known throughout Europe for her "innate sense of phrasing and touching intensity," and her "irresistible, seductive presence.” Educated at the Juilliard School, Engebretson is now based in Germany. In 2018-19, she began the season at the Royal Opera Covent Garden and returned to the Bolshoi Theatre. She sang Mimì in La bohème in her debut for Komische Oper Berlin, and gave her first performances of the heroines in Les Contes d'Hoffmann for Deutsche Oper Berlin and of Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for Teatro Lirico di Cagliari. Heather Engebretson


MUSIC

BAUMER STRING QUARTET NATHAN OLSEN, VIOLIN

AARON REQUIRO, VIOLIN

JOHN T POSADAS, VIOLA DAVID REQUIRO, CELLO

WITH MICHAEL BARON, PIANO

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 7:30PM Acknowledged as one of the finest young quartets in the country, the Baumer String Quartet was founded in 2003 by a group of musicians at the Cleveland Institute of Music. The members of the quartet pursue parallel careers as international soloists, leaders and principal players of world-class orchestras, as members of eminent chamber groups and as tutors and professors of music. Their concert at FGCU will highlight Beethoven in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth and they will be joined by pianist Michael Baron for the spectacular Dvorak Piano Quintet.

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(Top) Baumer String Quartet; (Bottom) Michael Baron

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Kevin Chance

Eun-Hee Park

KEVIN CHANCE & EUN-HEE PARK, PIANO DUO SATURDAY, MARCH 14 7:30PM Kevin Chance, professor at the University of Alabama, and Eun-Hee Park, professor at the University of Montevallo, Alabama, present an exciting program of works for two pianos. Both brilliant soloists, together they share the passion and beauty in the masterpieces for two pianos that they perform. This concert presents a special opportunity to hear two brilliant pianists performing on matching 9-foot grand Steinway concert pianos.


MUSIC

ARUN RAMAMURTHY, VIOLIN JAY GANDHI, FLUTE NITIN MITTA, TABLA Arun Ramamurthy. Photo by Adrien Tillman

Jay Gandhi

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 7:30PM Two ancient styles of Indian classical music, Hindustani and Carnatic, are explored together with contemporary and personal influence. Arun Ramamurthy is among the leading classical and crossover violinists from India, performing in both Carnatic and Hindustani traditions, as well as crossgenre creative projects. Jay Gandhi is a prominent solo performer and teacher of Hindustani classical flute. As a multifaceted artist, he is a founding member of the Brooklyn Raga Massive, a musicians collective. Nitin Mitta is one of the most sought-after tabla players of his generation who has performed worldwide with some of India’s most celebrated Indian classical musicians. Partially sponsored by RAAGA

Nitin Mitta. Photo by Julia Drummond

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CONFLUENCE – MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF INDIA

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Kevin Kenner

KEVIN KENNER, PIANO SUNDAY, MARCH 29 3:00PM The year 1990 was a milestone for pianist Kevin Kenner, whose artistry was recognized throughout the world by three prestigious awards: the top prize at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, the International Terrence Judd Award in London and third prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. Kevin Kenner’s achievements have won him critical acclaim throughout the world. He has been praised as "one of the finest American pianists to come along in years" (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune). Adrian Jack of the Independent described one of Kenner's recitals as "...the best performance I have ever heard in the concert hall of all four of Chopin's Ballades."


MUSIC

KYLE SZABO, VIOLIN MICHAEL BARON, PIANO SUNDAY, APRIL 5 3:00PM Violinist and conductor Kyle Szabo performs with Michael Baron, piano, in a recital of classical and romantic repertoire sure to please. Szabo currently serves as Director of Orchestral Studies and Head of Strings at the Bower School of Music. He has appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician in venues across the country and frequently gives presentations and clinics as a string pedagogue. Featured will be masterpieces of the violin repertoire as well as showpieces.

Michael Baron

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Kyle Szabo

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MUSIC

STUDENT ENSEMBLES SERIES

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All concerts are free and open to the public.

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MUSIC

The Chamber Choir is a select auditioned ensemble of mixed voices. The University Choir is a large ensemble of mixed voices and is open to all students. The Women's Choir is a select, auditioned ensemble of treble voices. CHAMBER, UNIVERSITY & WOMEN'S CHOIRS

SUN

OCTOBER 20

3:00PM

TUES

DECEMBER 3

4 & 7PM CHOIR & SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: JOYFUL & TRIUMPHANT

Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples

Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples Please consider an RSVP to this event by registering at fgcu.edu/joyful2019

SUN

FEBRUARY 23

4:00PM

CHAMBER & WOMEN'S CHOIRS

SUN

APRIL 19

3:00PM

CHOIR & SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HAYDN'S THE CREATION

First Presbyterian Church, 250 6th Street S, Naples

First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, 9751 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs

FRI

APRIL 24

7:30PM

CHAMBER CHOIR

Bower Chapel, 130 Moorings Park Drive, Naples

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CHORAL

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MUSIC ORCHESTRA

The Symphony Orchestra is a 60 to 70-piece full ensemble performing standard symphonic repertoire. The Chamber Orchestra is a smaller ensemble of 15 to 20 players performing Baroque to Contemporary works. SUN

OCTOBER 13

3:00PM

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TUES

DECEMBER 3

4 & 7PM

CHOIR & SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: JOYFUL & TRIUMPHANT

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U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

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Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples Please consider an RSVP to this event by registering at fgcu.edu/joyful2019

SUN

FEBRUARY 16

3:00PM

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SUN

APRIL 19

3:00PM

CHOIR & SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HAYDN'S THE CREATION

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, 9751 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs

JAZZ

The Bower School of Music offers a variety of big band and combo experiences in the auditioned ensemble FGCU Jazz Ensemble. SUN

OCTOBER 27

3:00PM

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

SUN

NOVEMBER 17

3:00PM

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

SUN

FEBRUARY 9

3:00PM

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

SUN

APRIL 26

3:00PM

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus


MUSIC

BANDS

The FGCU Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Band perform the highest quality music composed and adapted for wind band. THUR

SEPTEMBER 19

7:30PM

SYMPHONIC BAND

TUES

OCTOBER 8

7:30PM

WIND ORCHESTRA

THUR

OCTOBER 10

7:30PM

WIND ORCHESTRA

THUR

NOVEMBER 21

7:30PM

SYMPHONIC BAND

SAT

DECEMBER 7

7:30PM

WIND ORCHESTRA

THUR

FEBRUARY 6

7:30PM

SYMPHONIC BAND

THUR

FEBRUARY 27

7:30PM

WIND ORCHESTRA

THUR

MARCH 19

7:30PM

WIND ORCHESTRA

MON

APRIL 20

7:30PM

SYMPHONIC BAND

THUR

APRIL 23

7:30PM

WIND ORCHESTRA

Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero

Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero

Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero

Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero

Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero

Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero

The Village Church at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers

Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero

Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero

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Mariner High School, 701 Chiquita Boulevard N, Cape Coral

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MUSIC

INSTRUMENTAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

The Bower School of Music offers instrumental ensembles of modest size to perform chamber music. TUES

NOVEMBER 12

7:30PM STRING CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

TUES

NOVEMBER 19

7:30PM

PERCUSSION CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

WED

NOVEMBER 20

7:30PM

WIND CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

THUR

APRIL 2

7:30PM

STRING CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

THUR

APRIL 9

7:30PM

WIND CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

WED

APRIL 15

7:30PM

PERCUSSION CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

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U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

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U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

ADDITIONAL STUDENT CONCERTS THUR

OCTOBER 17

7:30PM COMPOSITION CONCERT

FRI

NOVEMBER 15

7:30PM

THUR

FEBRUARY 20

7:30PM COMPOSITION CONCERT

SAT

MARCH 28

7:30PM

VOCAL AREA RECITAL: SONGS OF SPRING

MON

APRIL 27

7:30PM

PIANO ENSEMBLE

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

SENIOR CONCERT

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus


MUSIC

THEATRE PERFORMANCES The season is sponsored in part by Gene and Lee Seidler All performances take place in the TheatreLab in the Arts Complex. Tickets can be purchased online at FGCU.EDU/THEATRELAB and are $10 for the general public or $7 for students.

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THEATRE VISIT FGCU.EDU/THEATRELAB TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND FOR UP-TO-DATE PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

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MYSTERY CYCLES

OCTOBER 25

ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY BARRY CAVIN

NOVEMBER 3

After having banned theater from much of Europe for centuries, the Christian church brought it back during the Middle Ages in the form of popular street entertainment. Actors, working with local trade guilds, produced bible stories on wagons and presented them to an audience desperate for a distraction from the various threats of living in a newly forming urban society. Some of the plays were funny, some frightening, but all were fully secular and very much a part of the human condition. Barry Cavin adapts and directs a contemporary retelling of three ancient cycle plays for our 2019/20 season in a production that promises to capture the spirit and fun of the original work while making the event relevant and interesting to today’s audiences. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and can be purchased at fgcu.edu/theatrelab

THROUGH

October 25 & 26 November 1 & 2 at 7:30PM October 27 November 2* & 3 at 2PM * There will be a discussion with the cast and crew following this performance


WRITTEN BY THE CREATING NEW THEATRE CLASS

DECEMBER 8

DIRECTED BY GERRITT VANDERMEER Water Stories is a collection of short theatrical pieces exploring humankind’s fascination, fear, dependence and love for water, from our earliest origins as a species up to the present day. It features timeless stories inspired by myths, folklore and fairy tales drawn from multiple cultures and traditions, including those with their roots in Southwest Florida. The show was written and created by students in the “Creating New Theatre” class in collaboration with student members of the FGCU Composers Guild.

THROUGH

December 6 & 7 at 7:30PM December 7* & 8 at 2PM * There will be a discussion with the cast and crew following this performance

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and can be purchased at fgcu.edu/theatrelab

Romina Combe, Water Stories (detail), 2019, painting. Courtesy of the artist

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DECEMBER 6

THEATRE

WATER STORIES

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

FEBRUARY 14

BY OSCAR WILDE DIRECTED BY DAN BACALZO

February 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 7:30pm

Oscar Wilde’s timeless classic, which debuted in London in 1895, follows a young man bent on marrying the woman he loves. However, he must first acquire some parents, get rid of a brother, and withstand the scrutiny of his soon-to-be mother-in-law. As he seeks to carve out a future with his intended bride, must he let go of everything that has made him who he is? Social and gender roles are explored and exploded as this production of Wilde’s witty comedy grapples with what it truly means to be “Earnest.”

February 16, 22* & 23 at 2:00pm

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and can be purchased at fgcu.edu/theatrelab

THROUGH

FEBRUARY 23

* There will be a discussion with the cast and crew following this performance


THEATRE

APRIL 17

ADAPTED BY JOSEPH ROBINETTE, BASED ON THE BOOK BY E.B. WHITE

APRIL 26

DIRECTED BY ANNE CARNCROSS The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. Determined to save Wilbur the pig, Charlotte, his “true friend and a good writer,” begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and can be purchased at fgcu.edu/theatrelab

THROUGH

April 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:30pm April 19, 25* & 26 at 2:00pm * There will be a discussion with the cast and crew following this performance

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CHARLOTTE’S WEB

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___ TUES, September 24 at 7:30PM Jason Baker, marimba ___ SUN, September 29 at 3:00PM Mastersingers Chamber Chorus ___ SAT, October 12 at 7:30PM Jeanie Darnell, soprano

___ FRI, October 25 at 7:30PM Zach Bartholomew Quartet

___ TUES, November 5 at 7:30PM Anthony Offerle, baritone

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___ THUR, January 23 at 7:30PM Steven Scheschareg, baritone

___ THUR, February 13 at 7:30PM Heather Engebretson, soprano ___ FRI, February 21 at 7:30PM Baumer String Quartet

___ SAT, March 14 at 7:30PM Kevin Chance & Eun-Hee Park, piano duo ___ FRI, March 20 at 7:30PM Confluence – Musical Traditions of India

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THEATRE PRODUCTIONS MYSTERY CYCLES

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FRI, October 25 at 7:30PM SAT, October 26 at 7:30PM SUN, October 27 at 2:00PM FRI, November 1 at 7:30PM SAT, November 2 at 2:00PM SAT, November 2 at 7:30PM SUN, November 3 at 2:00PM

WATER STORIES ___ ___ ___ ___

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

FRI, February 14 at 7:30PM SAT, February 15 at 7:30PM SUN, February 16 at 2:00PM FRI, February 21 at 7:30PM SAT, February 22 at 2:00PM SAT, February 22 at 7:30PM SUN, February 23 at 2:00PM

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