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SEASON BROCHURE1


SEASON AT A GLANCE

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

AUGUST

MON 21 +

20/20: Art Alumni Exhibition

THUR 31

20 Anniversary Art Walk and SUN 5 $ Barrage 8 20/20 Art Alumni Exhibition SUN 12 Jazz Ensemble Reception TUES 14 String & Wind Chamber Ensembles

WED 13 $ Naples Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles THUR 21 $ Jose Luis Reynoso, bass SUN 24 $ Wind Orchestra THUR 28

Wendy Wischer: Ecological Syntax Reception and Public Lecture

THUR 28 $ Paul Votapek, clarinet

OCTOBER SUN 1

THUR 5

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Symphonic Band & Jazz Ensemble Stop and Listen: Environmental Awareness and Restoration Exhibition

TUES 10

Symphony Orchestra

WED 11 $

Naples Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles

THUR 12

Untethered, Stories Come Like Charms: Barbara Blazer and Linda Hall Exhibition Opening Reception

FRI 13 +

Untethered, Stories Come Like Charms: Barbara Blazer and Linda Hall Exhibition

SUN 15

Chamber & University Choirs

MON 16 MON 23

$

Wind Orchestra

$

THUR 16

Stop and Listen: Environmental Awareness and Restoration Exhibition Reception

THUR 16

Brass & Percussion Chamber Ensembles

FRI 17

Senior Concert

SUN 19

Symphonic Band

TUES 28

Choir Holiday Concert

THUR 30 $ Logan Skelton, piano

DECEMBER FRI 1

17TH Annual Pottery Sale and 11TH Annual Empty Bowls Soup Lunch

SAT

Symphony Orchestra

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SUN 3

Wind Orchestra Holiday Concert

THUR 7

Senior Projects, Fall 2017 Exhibition Opening

FRI 8 +

Senior Projects, Fall 2017 Exhibition

KEY

Wasmer Art Gallery & ArtLab Gallery

PAGES 5-13

Art Special Event

14-18

Student Ensembles Series

31-35 36-39

About Loves and Battles: Early Music Ensemble

Nisita Concert Series & Music Special Events 19-30

Wind Orchestra with Port Charlotte Wind Ensemble

Theatre Performance

FRI 27 $ + The Servant of Two Masters FRI 27

SAT 4

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SEPTEMBER

2

NOVEMBER

Wind Orchestra & Symphonic Band

$ Ticketed Event *DATE CHANGE

+ Multiple Occurrences


JANUARY

MON 8

$

Colorado Piano Trio and Guests

THUR 18

Radical Landscape Design Exhibition Opening

FRI 19 +

Radical Landscape Design Exhibition

SUN 21 $

Santiago Rodriguez, piano

THUR 25

Creole Clay: Heritage Ceramics in the Contemporary Caribbean Lecture

THUR 25 $

Linda Chesis, flute

MARCH

THUR 15

Fjelstul Artist Lecture: Dan Welden on The Inspiration of the Artist

THUR 15 $

Alex Richardson, tenor

SUN 18

Chamber Choir

TUES 20 +

FGCU Alumni Exhibition

THUR 22

20TH Annual Student Juried Exhibition Opening

FRI 23 +

20TH Annual Student Juried Exhibition

SUN 28 $ 4TH Annual Champagne Signature Concert

SAT 24 $ + Opera Workshop Performance

FEBRUARY

APRIL

THUR 1

Wendy Wischer: Parallel Journeys: Crossroads of Art and Science Exhibition Opening

FRI 2 +

Wendy Wischer: Parallel Journeys: Crossroads of Art and Science Exhibition

SUN

Wind Orchestra & Symphonic Band

4

FRI 9

$

SUN 11

Domo Emigrantes, Italian Folk Music Jazz Ensemble

FRI 16 $ + Black Comedy SAT 17

Symphony Orchestra

SUN 18

Chamber & University Choirs at SingOut

THUR 22 $

Michael Baron and Priscila Navarro, Duo Piano

TUES 27 $

THUR

5

FRI 6 SUN

Cameron Cozman, cello

String Chamber Ensembles $

8

WED 11

Naples Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles Jazz Ensembles Brass & Wind Chamber Ensembles

FRI 13 $ + Your Florida Fantasy SUN 15

Chamber & University Choirs with the Symphony Orchestra

THUR 19

Percussion Ensembles

FRI 20

Senior Projects, Spring 2018 Exhibition Opening

SAT 21 +

Senior Projects, Spring 2018 Exhibition

SAT 21 $

Wind Orchestra

MON 23

Symphonic Band

TUES 24

Chamber Choir

THURS 26

Piano Ensemble

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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INSPIRE CREATE PERFORM CHANGING LIVES THROUGH THE POWER OF THE ARTS

A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR We are pleased to welcome you to the 20172018 Season at the Bower School of Music & the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University. This year we have an exciting array of musical performances, art exhibitions, workshops, plays and special events. This brochure highlights our upcoming events and gives you an overview of the entire season. We are also very pleased to announce three new naming sponsors: Nisita Concert Series: Maurizio and Laura Nisita have provided a gift that reflects the fact that both are devout lovers and practitioners of the fine arts. Their endowment names the guest artist series as the Nisita Concert Series and provides scholarships for the Bower School of Music. Maurizio Nisita sees their commitment as an investment in the future of music and the Bower School of Music & the Arts. Wasmer Art Gallery: Martin M. Wasmer has provided a generous donation to name the Main Art Gallery in the Arts Complex in honor of Mrs. Mary Wasmer. This donation provides resources that will support both the Art Program and the Art Galleries of the Bower School of Music & the Arts and will help ensure high quality art exhibitions and programming for FGCU and Southwest Florida.

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Fjelstul Artist Workshop and Lecture: Alice and Dean Fjelstul, long-time supporters of the FGCU Art Galleries, have expanded their support with the inaugural Fjelstul Artist Workshop and Lecture. This year, Dan Weldon will be the featured guest artist. In subsequent years, guest artists will be invited to engage the students and community with a workshop, lecture and/or exhibition.

Our vision statement guides the Bower School of Music & the Arts: Inspire Create Perform: Changing Lives Through the Power of the Arts. The wealth of cultural activities reflects our ongoing pursuit of excellence and the vital role of the Bower School in the cultural life of FGCU and Southwest Florida. Please join us and enjoy the 2017-2018 Season. We hope you will find our cultural events entertaining, inspiring and educational. Deepest thanks to all of our patrons and supporters with special appreciation to the Nisita, Wasmer and Fjelstul families for their generosity and sponsorship of the arts at FGCU. With warm regards,

Dr. Cathy Albergo Director, Bower School of Music & the Arts


ART EXHIBITIONS

WASMER ART GALLERY AND ARTLAB GALLERY Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Thursday 10am – 7pm The FGCU Art Galleries will be closed during all University holidays and breaks, and for the summer. The Main Gallery in the Arts Complex is now the Wasmer Art Gallery.

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Quinn Miller, Euphoria, 2016, Digital photograph, 20 x 30”, Courtesy of the artist

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20/20: ART ALUMNI EXHIBITION WASMER ART GALLERY AND ARTLAB GALLERY Curated by John Loscuito and Anica Sturdivant In celebration of Florida Gulf Coast University’s 20th Anniversary, 20 alumni from the FGCU Art Program will be exhibiting in both art galleries on campus. The exhibition showcases the artists’ practices since their graduation from FGCU and represents a wide variety of media and concepts. The 20th Anniversary Art Walk also includes: Archives & Special Collections Gallery 20 Years: The Creation of FGCU August 31 - December 15 Library Reference Area Selections from the FGCU Art Galleries’ Permanent Collection August 21 – December 15 Sponsored by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

AUGUST 21 THROUGH

SEPTEMBER 21 AUGUST 31 Reception and 20th Anniversary Art Walk from 5-8pm


ARTLAB GALLERY

This exhibition invites FGCU students to voice their concerns and display their research about environmental issues. Stop and Listen asks students to express their observations and possible solutions surrounding ongoing changes in the environment. This exhibition is in partnership with visiting artist Wendy Wischer and Win Everham, Professor of Environmental Studies.

OCTOBER 5

ART

STOP AND LISTEN: ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND RESTORATION

THROUGH

NOVEMBER 17 NOVEMBER 16 Artists’ discussion and reception from 5-7pm

Sponsored by U. Tobe Sienna Quinn, Untitled (detail), 2006, Soft pastel on paper, 26 x 19”, Courtesy of the artist

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Barbara Balzer, Les Diplomates (detail), 2017, Ceramic and metal, 26 x 24 x 18", Courtesy of the artist

Linda Hall, Sometimes The Earth is Sky, 2017, Fabric, fiber fill, glass and paint, 6 x 3 x 1’, Courtesy of the artist

UNTETHERED, STORIES COME LIKE CHARMS: BARBARA BALZER AND LINDA HALL WASMER ART GALLERY

Curated by John Loscuito and Anica Sturdivant The works of Barbara Balzer and Linda Hall playfully draw on art history and mythology using ceramics and soft sculpture. Their fantastical and sometimes humorous works are being shown together for the first time, providing two distinct viewpoints that revisit age-old stories.

“As artists, we shepherd fragile ideas into intimate forms, both human and animal, both real and unreal.” – Balzer and Hall Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, Renata and R.J. Vigoda and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

OCTOBER 12 THROUGH

NOVEMBER 16 OCTOBER 12 Opening lecture and reception from 5-7pm, with a performance by Professor Greg Longenhagen’s Acting Styles class at 5pm


DECEMBER 8

ART

SENIOR PROJECTS, FALL 2017

THROUGH

WASMER ART GALLERY AND ARTLAB GALLERY Morgan T. Paine and Michael Salmond, Faculty Mentors 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. Sponsored by The Layden Family Foundation, The Smith Family Foundation of Estero, Renata and R.J. Vigoda and U. Tobe

DECEMBER 15 DECEMBER 7 Student Presentations at 5pm in U. Tobe Recital Hall with reception to follow until 7pm in the Arts Complex and ArtLab Gallery

ED T A D UP

Works from student artists Tai Goggins, Marile Franco, and Taryn Estrada Photograph by Anica Sturdivant

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ART

RADICAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

ADDRESSING SCARCITY AND ABUNDANCE IN THE PUBLIC ECOSPHERE THROUGH THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF BEES ARTLAB GALLERY

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Curated by Megan C. McShane and Marshall S. Nathanson

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When humans originally inspected feral beehives, we were inspired to create our first cities. The honeycomb form stimulated construction design; humans feverishly augmented our buildings with such innovations as insulation, framing, arches, pillars, and pyramids as a result of our relationship with bees. The historical context for apiary science predates written language. Before bees were strategically managed, annual expeditions were held to retrieve honey from feral colonies in not only Europe, but also Asia and Africa. The legacy of these honey expeditions is still evident today as the material culture of bee colonies remains enmeshed in the daily lives of contemporary artists, horticultural projects, and radical landscape design communities. This exhibition explores the interactions between apiary science and contemporary art and design practices with material from the fall Art and Ecology seminar. Sponsored by U. Tobe Courtesy photo

JANUARY 18 THROUGH

FEBRUARY 8 JANUARY 18 Opening reception from 5-7pm


ART Wendy Wischer, At the Water’s Edge #1 (detail), 2011, Digital print, Courtesy of the artist

CROSSROADS OF ART AND SCIENCE WASMER ART GALLERY Wendy Wischer works with a variety of media including sculptural objects, installations, video, sound and public works. With our increasing global climate crisis, Wischer has shifted focus to incorporate and highlight environmental issues, finding ways to translate data into personal understanding and create artwork that moves the viewer in poetic ways. Wischer seeks a wide range of data that can be used to creatively link nature with technology, science with mythology and personal identity with universal connections. Wischer will partner with FGCU faculty Win Everham, Professor of Environmental Studies, along with other faculty and students to create new restorative artworks on campus and present digital works inside the gallery related to the same topic. Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, Alice and Dean Fjelstul and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

FEBRUARY 1 THROUGH

MARCH 1 FEBRUARY 1 Artist Lecture in U. Tobe Recital Hall at 5pm with the Opening Reception to follow in the Arts Complex

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WENDY WISCHER: PARALLEL JOURNEYS

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Karri Leamon, Compartmentalize, 2017, Wood, 70” diameter Photo by Caitlin Rosolen - De Jesus

20TH 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 drawn from local artists, curators and art professionals. Sponsored by Thomas Riley Studio

MARCH 22 THROUGH

APRIL 5

MARCH 22 Opening reception from 5-7pm with awards presentation at 6pm


WASMER ART GALLERY AND ARTLAB GALLERY 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.

APRIL 20

ART

SENIOR PROJECTS, SPRING 2018

THROUGH

MAY 4

APRIL 20 Student presentations at 5pm in U. Tobe Recital Hall with receptions to follow until 7pm in the Arts Complex and ArtLab Gallery

Sponsored by The Layden Family Foundation, The Smith Family Foundation of Estero, Renata and R.J. Vigoda and U. Tobe

Anna Nunez, A Middle Voice (detail), 2017, Watercolor on paper, variable dimensions, Courtesy of the artist

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ART SPECIAL EVENTS WENDY WISCHER: ECOLOGICAL SYNTAX FGCU COHEN CENTER, ROOM 247

Wendy Wischer and Win Everham will discuss current environmental issues at FGCU, Wischer’s art practice and their ideas for the exhibition. Wischer's Parellel Journeys Exhibition will open on February 1, 2018. See page 11 for details.

Co-sponsored by the FGCU Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education Wendy Wischer, Courtesy of the artist

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 Reception and public lecture with Win Everham, Professor of Environmental Studies at 5pm

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ART

17TH ANNUAL POTTERY SALE ARTS COMPLEX COURTYARD

10AM – 4PM

11TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS SOUP LUNCH From 11:30AM until the soup runs out $15 suggested donation per person Community Partners: United Arts Council of Collier County and Interfaith Charities of South Lee

FRIDAY DECEMBER 1 POTTERY SALE starting at 10am with free coffee and artist meet & greet. EMPTY BOWLS SOUP LUNCH from 11:30am until the soup runs out!

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Courtesy photos

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ART

CREOLE CLAY: HERITAGE CERAMICS IN THE CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN LECTURE FGCU LIBRARY REFERENCE AREA

Join us for a short lecture and photography exhibition to launch a new book by FGCU Art Professor Patricia Fay titled Creole Clay: Heritage Ceramics in the Contemporary Caribbean. Fay has spent the past 25 years documenting the lives of traditional potters in the Caribbean region, and the exhibition will feature powerful images from this richly illustrated publication.

Photography exhibition January 25 – February 8 FGCU Library Reference Area Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences

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Photo courtesy of Patricia Fay

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THURSDAY JANUARY 25 Book launch and lecture by Patricia Fay starting at 5pm


ART

FJELSTUL ARTIST LECTURE: DAN WELDEN THE INSPIRATION OF THE ARTIST U. TOBE RECITAL HALL

Dan Welden is a printmaker, painter, educator, author and innovator who was an early pioneer of safer printmaking. He has had solo exhibitions throughout the world, and will be coming to speak on The Inspiration of the Artist. Welden’s lecture will include an image presentation showing his proudest creation of a hand-crafted home with many unusual elements, things and whatnots. Along with a portfolio of original images, this event should prove to be an entertaining and enlightening talk. Sponsored by Alice and Dean Fjelstul

THURSDAY MARCH 15 Lecture at 5pm in the U. Tobe Recital Hall with a light reception to follow in the Arts Complex Lobby

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Dan Welden, Brown Eyed Spurts (detail), 2011, Solarplate Etching/Screen Print, 44x33”, Courtesy of the artist

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Sabrina Alonso, Grounded, Senior Projects, Spring 2017

FGCU ALUMNI EXHIBITION

FINEMARK NATIONAL BANK & TRUST, ESTERO 10010 COCONUT POINT ROAD, BONITA SPRINGS Select FGCU alumni who were part of Senior Projects, Fall 2017 are invited to participate in this exhibition at FineMark National Bank & Trust, Estero - Coconut Point office. Sponsored by:

MARCH 20 THROUGH

APRIL 26 MARCH 20 Opening reception from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at FineMark National Bank & Trust, Estero


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/CAS/BSMA and are $10 for the general public or $7 for students.

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Early Music Ensemble of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, photo courtesy of Hernรกn Santos

ABOUT LOVES AND BATTLES: PERUVIAN EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 7:30PM

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Since 1995, the Early Music Ensemble of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru has performed actively in the interpretation of European and Latin American renaissance and baroque music, giving emphasis to the music composed and performed in Peru and South America of the 16th through 18th centuries. The musicians all have specialized studies in early music in Europe and the USA with performances in South America and abroad. This seven-member ensemble includes harpsichord, instrumentalists and a singer. This concert includes pieces that represent the expression of emotions that provoke love and the conflicts that the lack of it generates. The pieces will be from the European Renaissance and Baroque periods, which, when interpreted by Latin American musicians, summarize the cultural exchange among these two worlds.


MUSIC

JOSE LUIS REYNOSO, BASS ISABELLE AUBIN, PIANO

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 7:30PM

Jose Luis Reynoso

PAUL VOTAPEK, CLARINET MICHAEL BARON, PIANO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 7:30PM NISITA CONCERT SERIES DEDICATION

Paul Votapek

Paul Votapek, principal clarinetist of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and instructor of clarinet at FGCU, joins Michael Baron, Head of Keyboard Studies, to perform music of Schumann, Debussy, Reinecke, Rachmaninoff, and Gershwin’s ever-popular Rhapsody in Blue. This perennially popular duo is sure to leave a lasting impression. The audience is invited to the reception following the concert in celebration of the dedication of the Nisita Concert Series.

Michael Baron

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The young Mexican bass Jose Luis Reynoso recently won first place in both the International Lyrical Singing Competition in Trujillo, Peru, and the National Vocal Competition Carlo Morelli in Mexico. Reynoso is a rising star in the Mexican operatic scene, and we are pleased to offer his debut performance of arias in the United States.

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Courtesy photo of Barrage 8

BARRAGE 8 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 3:00PM Barrage 8 is a musical spectacle that will engage every one of your senses! For 2017, every performance will incorporate Barrage's trademark style, energy and musicality into a masterful re-imagining of the string octet. Barrage 8 is thrilled to continue as the Bower School of Music Artist in Residence for 2017-18.

LOGAN SKELTON, PIANO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 7:30PM Logan Skelton, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Piano and Director of Doctoral Studies in Piano Performance at the University of Michigan, is a much-sought-after pianist, teacher and composer whose work has received international critical acclaim. Skelton has concertized and been featured on public radio and television stations across the United States, Europe and Asia. This program will feature music of Hungarian composers, including the Liszt Sonata in B minor, and the Bartok Concerto for Orchestra. Logan Skelton


MUSIC

Colorado Piano Trio (Michael Baron, Charles Stegeman and Grace Bahng Gavin)

Kyle Szabo

COLORADO PIANO TRIO AND GUESTS MONDAY, JANUARY 8 7:30PM Formed twenty years ago at the Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado, these three magnificent soloists combined to form a brilliant and exciting trio. The Colorado Piano Trio will return for a second season, this time with faculty members Kyle Szabo, violin and Matthew Medlock, bass. The program will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E flat major, and Franz Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

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Matthew Medlock

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MUSIC

SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ, PIANO

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 21 3:00PM

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Santiago Rodriguez has been called “a phenomenal pianist” (The New York Times) and “among the finest pianists in the world” (The Baltimore Sun). His international career was launched in 1981 when he won the Silver Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Rodriguez made his Carnegie Hall debut under the baton of Dennis Russell Davis, and in recent seasons has returned for engagements in Finland, Korea and Taiwan. One of today’s foremost interpreters of the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, Santiago Rodriguez has performed all of the composer’s major piano works in concert.

Santiago Rodriguez

LINDA CHESIS, FLUTE MICHAEL BARON, PIANO THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 7:30PM Chair of the Manhattan School of Music Woodwind Department, Linda Chesis is hailed as one of the most exciting and dynamic flutists of her generation. Chesis has collaborated with such renowned artists as Jessye Norman, Dawn Upshaw, and James Levine, and has performed with orchestras and in solo recitals throughout the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and Korea. Following a degree from Yale, Chesis studied for two years with Jean-Pierre Rampal at the Paris Conservatory and was appointed principal flute of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. This program includes masterworks by Poulenc, Reinecke, Faure, and others.

Linda Chesis


MUSIC

DOMO EMIGRANTES, ITALIAN FOLK MUSIC FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 7:30PM Since 2009, Domo Emigrantes has shared its passion for a new style of Italian folk music, one that not only fuses the folklore of Southern Italy with the Mediterranean, but also explores the history and roots of Italy’s rich musical traditions. The group performs on indigenous Italian instruments including the tamburello (frame drum), the friscalettu (reed flute), and the mandolin. The ensemble was recently awarded Best CD of the Year (2016) in World Music for its second album Kolymbetra by the Indie Acoustic Project. The group will focus primarily on the music of Puglia and Sicily, including work songs, ritual songs, songs of love and courtship, and works featuring the rhythmically-charged folk dance, the Pizzica.

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Domo Emigrantes image courtesy of Stefania Gavirati

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Priscila Navarro and Michael Baron

MICHAEL BARON AND PRISCILA NAVARRO, DUO PIANISTS THE COMPLETE TWO-PIANO WORKS OF RACHMANINOFF THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 7:30PM Distinguished Professor of Music Dr. Michael Baron enjoys a worldwide career. For this concert, he teams up with former student and brilliant pianist Priscila Navarro, the winner of several international competitions, to present the three major two-piano compositions of Sergei Rachmaninoff in one evening. These two virtuoso pianists perform this complex music full of passion and fire with precision and temperament. This is a concert not to be missed.


MUSIC

ALEX RICHARDSON, TENOR MICHAEL BARON, PIANO

The brilliant tenor Alex Richardson made his Metropolitan Opera and HD broadcast debut during the 2016-17 season under Simon Rattle and has been reengaged for the current season. Performing from New York’s Carnegie Hall to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and abroad, Richardson is a fast-rising tenor with a brilliant career ahead of him. The program will include arias and art songs. Alex Richardson

CAMERON COZMAN, CELLO MICHAEL BARON, PIANO KYLE SZABO, VIOLIN TUESDAY, MARCH 27 7:30PM Described by The SCENE magazine as a “musical force to be reckoned with,” Cameron Crozman is quickly being hailed as one of Canada’s leading young cellists. Playing on the ca. 1696 “Bonjour” Stradivarius cello and the ca. 1830 “Shaw” Adam cello bow generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Instrument Bank, Cozman has been praised for his versatility, musical expressivity, and remarkable technique. Cozman received his Master’s Degree from the Paris Conservatoire. The program will include a variety of string and piano masterpieces.

Cameron Cozman

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15 7:30PM

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MUSIC SPECIAL EVENTS

NAPLES PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER ENSEMBLES CONCERTS* WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 4:00PM Walter Piston Divertimento for Nine Instruments; Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg Variations, arr. by Sitkovetsky WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 7:30PM Maurice Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello, Claude-Paul Taffanel Wind Quintet in G minor, Claude Debussy String Quartet in G minor FRIDAY, APRIL 6 7:30PM Mason Bates Bagatelles for String Quartet and Electronica, Franz Schubert Trout Quintet 28

*All concerts are held in the U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building on the FGCU Campus. Tickets are $25 and are available online at FGCU.EDU/CAS/BSMA


MUSIC

4TH ANNUAL CHAMPAGNE SIGNATURE CONCERT SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 3:00PM SPECIAL FUNDRAISING CONCERT This concert is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the many achievements of our FGCU Bower School of Music faculty in both solo and chamber performances. Performers will include:

Additional performers to be announced.

Reservations are required and contributions are encouraged for this special concert and elegant champagne reception. All donations and contributions for this event go to sponsor scholarships and student ensemble activities.

We invite you to celebrate with us! For reservations or information, please contact Events Coordinator Joanna Hoch at (239) 745-4268 or email jhoch@fgcu.edu To make a contribution, please contact Development Officer Judie Cassidy at (239) 590-1058

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Dr. Jeanie Darnell, voice Dr. Michael Baron, piano Mr. Troy Jones, percussion Dr. Tom Cimarusti, accordion Dr. Kyle Szabo, violin

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MUSIC

SENIOR CONCERT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 7:30PM

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In their senior year, music performance majors are required to perform a recital with solo and chamber works that reflect their progress and mastery of the repertoire and technical skills for their vocal or instrumental area. The Senior Capstone Course helps students create their concert program notes and review concert performance skills. This concert features each student performing one piece from their senior recital and presents an overview of the senior performance majors.

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This concert will be held in the U. Tobe Recital Hall in the Music Building. It is free and open to the public and no reservations are needed.

OPERA WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE* SATURDAY, MARCH 24 7:30PM SUNDAY, MARCH 25 3:00PM The Opera Workshop class will perform a combination of scenes from Mozart's operas for the first half, and the one-act Giacomo Puccini opera Suor Angelica for the second half. This event will be performed with piano accompaniment. *All performances are held in the U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building on the FGCU campus. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available online at FGCU.EDU/CAS/BSMA


STUDENT ENSEMBLES SERIES All concerts are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

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CHORAL

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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. SUN

OCTOBER 15

3:00PM CHAMBER & UNIVERSITY CHOIRS

TUES

NOVEMBER 28

7:00PM CHAMBER HOLIDAY CONCERT

New Hope Presbyterian Church, 10051 Plantation Road, Fort Myers Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples

SUN FEBRUARY 18 3:00PM CHAMBER & UNIVERSITY CHOIRS AT SING OUT IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH New Hope Presbyterian Church, 10051 Plantation Road, Fort Myers

SUN

MARCH 18

4:00PM CHAMBER CHOIR

Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples

SUN APRIL 15 3:00PM CHAMBER & UNIVERSITY CHOIRS WITH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMING HANDEL'S MESSIAH New Hope Presbyterian Church, 10051 Plantation Road, Fort Myers

TUES

APRIL 24

4:30PM

CHAMBER CHOIR

Bower Chapel, 120 Moorings Park Drive, Naples


MUSIC

ORCHESTRA

The String Orchestra performs music from all genres and time periods. The String Orchestra and members of the Wind Orchestra combine to form a 50-piece Symphony Orchestra. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TUES

OCTOBER 10

7:30PM

SAT

DECEMBER 2

7:30PM

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SAT

FEBRUARY 17

7:30PM

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

SUN APRIL 15 3:00PM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH CHAMBER & UNIVERSITY CHOIRS PERFORMING HANDEL'S MESSIAH New Hope Presbyterian Church, 10051 Plantation Road, Fort Myers

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MUSIC

BANDS

The Bower School of Music offers two concert bands including the Wind Orchestra (auditioned) and Symphonic Band (non-auditioned).

ED

SUN

SEPTEMBER 24

3:00PM WIND ORCHESTRA

SUN

OCTOBER 1

3:00PM SYMPHONIC BAND & JAZZ ENSEMBLE

LL E C N CA

Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples Tickets are $15 and available online at fgcu.edu/cas/bsma

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Ida S. Baker High School, 3500 Agualinda Boulevard, Cape Coral

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MON OCTOBER 23 7:30PM WIND ORCHESTRA WITH PORT CHARLOTTE WIND ENSEMBLE Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita Street, Punta Gorda

FRI

OCTOBER 27

8:00PM

WIND ORCHESTRA & SYMPHONIC BAND

SAT

NOVEMBER 4

7:30PM

WIND ORCHESTRA

SUN

NOVEMBER 19

3:00PM SYMPHONIC BAND

SUN

DECEMBER 3

3:00PM

Eagle Family Expo, Holmes Plaza, FGCU Campus

Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples Tickets are $15 and available online at fgcu.edu/cas/bsma

Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero

WIND ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT

Grace Community Church, 13 SE 21 Place, Cape Coral ST

SUN

FEBRUARY 4

3:00PM

WIND ORCHESTRA & SYMPHONIC BAND

SAT

APRIL 21

3:00PM

WIND ORCHESTRA

7:30PM

SYMPHONIC BAND

Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero

Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples Tickets are $15 and available online at fgcu.edu/cas/bsma

MON APRIL 23

Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 First Street, Fort Myers


The Bower School of Music offers a variety of small instrumental chamber ensembles, most performing without a conductor. TUES

NOVEMBER 14

7:30PM STRING & WIND CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

THURS

NOVEMBER 16

7:30PM BRASS & PERCUSSION CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

THURS

APRIL 5

7:30PM

STRING CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

WED

APRIL 11

7:30PM

BRASS & WIND CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

THURS

APRIL 19

7:30PM

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES

THURS

APRIL 26

7:30PM

PIANO ENSEMBLES

MUSIC

INSTRUMENTAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

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

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU Campus

The Bower School of Music offers a variety of Big Band and combo experiences in the auditioned ensemble Flight: Jazz at FGCU. SUN

NOVEMBER 12

3:00PM

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

SUN

FEBRUARY 11

3:00PM

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

SUN

APRIL 8

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

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JAZZ

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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/CAS/BSMA and are $10 for the general public or $7 for students.

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THEATRE

OCTOBER 27

BY CARLO GOLDONI TRANSLATED BY EDWARD J. DENT DIRECTED BY GERRITT VANDERMEER

NOVEMBER 5

What if the only way for one man to survive against a trio of angry lovers, a notorious killer, two greedy old men, a lusty barmaid and a host of bungling street performers is to be in two places at once? The Servant of Two Masters is the most celebrated comedy by Carlo Goldoni, the 18th century genius of the Commedia style.

THROUGH

October 27 & 28 November 3 & 4 at 7:30pm October 29 November 4 & 5 at 2:00pm

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THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS

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

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an Enlightening Farce by

PETER SHAFFER

BLACK COMEDY

FEBRUARY 16

BY PETER SHAFFER DIRECTED BY GREG LONGENHAGEN

FEBRUARY 25

It’s 1965 London! Carnaby Street is in full color; Go-go boots pound the pavements of Soho. A young sculptor, one Brindsley Miller, and his upper-class fiancée, Carol Melkett, plot to impress a millionaire art collector AND Carol’s daddy by displaying some “temporarily pinched” antiques from a neighbor’s flat and passing them off as Brindsley’s property! All goes awry when the power goes out, the neighbor returns home early and Brindsley’s ex-girlfriend gets a great idea! While Brindsley navigates his small soiree in the dark, his entire life unwinds, shedding new light on his bright future. This brilliant one-act farce by Peter Shaffer offers a great escape into a simpler time when young love, political innocence, and a healthy pour of gin and tonic could save the day!

THROUGH

February 16, 17, 23 & 24 at 7:30pm February 18, 24 & 25 at 2:00pm


BY ZACHARY MICHAEL JACK DIRECTED BY BARRY CAVIN

APRIL 22

Rusty Hinge, the proprietor of Rusty’s Castaway Cabins of Captiva Island, plays host to some saucy shenanigans and mistaken identities when some perennial college students-cum-internet start-up executives try to escape their frozen Kalamazoo and head for blissful paradise in Southwest Florida. Following the tradition of developing new work at FGCU, this comedy will have its first performance on our stage and it promises to be a special delight for all those who know the flight of the snowbird.

THROUGH

April 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30pm April 15, 21 & 22 at 2:00pm

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APRIL 13

THEATRE

YOUR FLORIDA FANTASY

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UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! PURCHASE SUBSCRIPTIONS OR INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ONLINE AT FGCU.EDU/CAS/BSMA

VIEW THE 2017-2018 SEASON BROCHURE

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DONATIONS AND SUBSCRIPTION SERIES FOR MUSIC & THEATRE

GET TICKETS for the 2017-2018 Season and save up to 33%. Pick your package, and choose your concerts and/or theatre performances. Your tickets will be at the door. 10 PERFORMANCE PACKAGE

ALL-ACCESS PACKAGE

Choose 10 shows. See exclusions below.*

One ticket for each show in the Season. See exclusions below.*

$80

$100

SUBSCRIPTION FORM

Choose 7 shows. See exclusions below.*

$60

20% savings

33% savings

7 PERFORMANCE PACKAGE

15% savings

Indicate performance preferences/number of tickets.

NISITA CONCERT SERIES

___ FRI, September 8 at 7:30pm About Loves and Battles: Early Music Ensemble ___ THURS, September 21 at 7:30pm Jose Luis Reynoso, bass ___ THURS, September 28 at 7:30pm Paul Votapek, clarinet and Michael Baron, piano ___ SUN, November 5 at 3:00pm | Barrage 8 ___ THURS, November 30 at 7:30pm Logan Skelton, piano ___ MON, January 8 at 7:30pm Colorado Piano Trio and Guests ___ SUN, January 21 at 3:00pm Santiago Rodriguez, piano ___ THURS, January 25 at 7:30pm Linda Chesis, flute ___ FRI, February 9 at 7:30pm Domo Emigrantes, Italian Folk Music ___ THURS, February 22 at 7:30pm Michael Baron and Priscila Navarro, duo pianists ___ THURS, March 15 at 7:30pm Alex Richardson, tenor ___ TUES, March 27 at 7:30pm Cameron Cozman, cello *The President's Champagne Signature Concert on January 28, Naples Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles concerts and Opera Workshop Performances are not included in the subscription series.

THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

FRI, October 27 at 7:30pm SAT, October 28 at 7:30pm SUN, October 29 at 2:00pm FRI, November 3 at 7:30pm SAT, November 4 at 7:30pm SAT, November 4 at 2:00pm SUN, November 5 at 2:00pm

BLACK COMEDY

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FRI, February 16 at 7:30pm SAT, February 17 at 7:30pm SUN, February 18 at 2:00pm FRI, February 23 at 7:30pm SAT, February 24 at 2:00pm SAT, February 24 at 7:30pm SUN, February 25 at 2:00pm

YOUR FLORIDA FANTASY ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

FRI, April 13 at 7:30pm SAT, April 14 at 7:30pm SUN, April 15 at 2:00pm FRI, April 20 at 7:30pm SAT, April 21 at 2:00pm SAT, April 21 at 7:30pm SUN, April 22 at 2:00pm

SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR PAYMENT INFORMATION

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MAIL ORDER FORM TO:

Joanna Hoch, Events Coordinator Bower School of Music & the Arts at FGCU Music Building, Room 115 10501 FGCU Blvd. South Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

___ Yes, join FOTA

Order forms may also be faxed to 239.590.7581

___ Interested, please send info

NUMBER OF SUBSCRIPTIONS

AREAS OF INTEREST:

_____ All Access Package(s) at $100 each

_____ 10 Performance Package(s) at $80 each _____ 7 Performance Package(s) at $60 each TOTAL

___ Interested in volunteering $_____ Art Program

$_____ Music Program

$_____ Theatre Program $_____ Art Galleries

$________ TOTAL DONATION Make separate check payable to BSM&A

CONTACT INFORMATION Name:__________________________________________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ City: ___________________________State: _____________Zip:__________________ Phone:________________________ Email:______________________________________________

PAYMENT METHOD

AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and checks accepted.

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10501 FGCU Boulevard South Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

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