Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music announces 2017–18 classical concert season

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the 2017–18 concert season.

“Our talented students and extraordinary faculty look forward to sharing the beautiful world of music during our eighth season in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, a world-class concert hall that enhances our performing artists’ musical offerings,” said Robertson. “Our 2017–18 season will present a variety of musical offerings designed to enrich the artistic spirit and nourish the soul. Please join us for a magnificent season.”

Concerts run from September through May in the Wold Performing Arts Center, the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall or the Snyder Sanctuary, all located on Lynn’s Boca Raton campus.

Lynn Philharmonia

The Lynn Philharmonia sets the standard for professional symphonic training. Now in its 25th season as a full symphony, the Philharmonia continues to present high-quality concerts with a wide-ranging repertoire. Under the musical direction of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, the Lynn Philharmonia attains a professional level of performance, enjoying tremendous public support for its six annual symphonic programs. The Philharmonia distinguishes itself through its orchestral training program and ensures consistent performance opportunities for every instrumentalist. Series tickets are $180 for orchestra and $157 for mezzanine.

Sept. 23–24

Lynn Philharmonia No. 1

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4 p.m.
  • Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G Major
  • Sortomme: Violin Concerto

Elmar Oliveira, violin

  • Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from Swan Lake

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $50 for box, $40 for orchestra, $35 for mezzanine

Oct. 21–22

Lynn Philharmonia No. 2

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4 p.m.
  • Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa
  • Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
  • Featuring a world premiere by the 2017 Lynn Composition Competition winner

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $50 for box, $40 for orchestra, $35 for mezzanine

Sponsor: Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Nov. 11–12

Lynn Philharmonia No. 3

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4 p.m.
  • Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa
  • Featuring the winners of the Annual Concerto Competition

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $50 for box, $40 for orchestra, $35 for mezzanine

Jan. 27–28

Lynn Philharmonia No. 4

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4 p.m.
  • Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major
  • Sheng: Harp Concerto (Never Far Away”)

Featuring Deborah Fleisher, harp

  • Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $50 for box, $40 for orchestra, $35 for mezzanine

Feb. 24–25

Lynn Philharmonia No. 5

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4 p.m.
  • Conductor: Jon Robertson
  • Bernstein: Overture to Candide
  • Neruda: Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat

Featuring Marc Reese, trumpet

  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $50 for box, $40 for orchestra, $35 for mezzanine

Sponsors: Myron and Arlyne Weinberg

April 21–22

Lynn Philharmonia No. 6

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4 p.m.
  • Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major (Pastorale)
  • Mariano Morales: Flute Concerto (World Premiere)

Featuring Néstor Torres, flute

  • Marquez: Danzón No. 2

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $50 for box, $40 for orchestra, $35 for mezzanine

Sponsors: Jack and Rosalie Schlegel

Artist Concert Series

Distinguished guest artists join the Lynn faculty in an exciting and wide-ranging concert series of solo and chamber music selections. Series tickets are $80.

Sept. 7

An Evening of Woodwind Chamber Music

Come join Lynn faculty member Eric Van der Veer Varner and special guests Francesca Arnone and David Gilliland for an evening of music featuring flute, bassoon, and piano. The unique blend of wood, silver, and ivory lend a special touch to the music of Camille Saint-Saens, Steven Hough, Michael Schachter, and American Jazz legend Chick Corea.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $20

Oct. 19

Juliana Mesa-Jaramillo Bassoon Recital

Join Colombian native Juliana Mesa-Jaramillo for an evening of bassoon music! Mesa-Jaramillo is the owner of JMG Reeds, and is currently completing her doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, she held positions with the Orquesta Sinfónica EAFIT in Bogota, Colombia, where she was an active freelance musician.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $20

Nov. 9

The Wildacres Bassoon Trio

Lynn faculty member Eric Van der Veer is joined by special guest bassoonists Sasha Gee Enegren and Lisa Alexander.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $20

Feb. 15

Marc Vallon Bassoon Recital

A native of Paris, Vallon holds degrees in bassoon and chamber music from the Paris Conservatoire, as well as a degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne. For twenty years, he performed with the Baroque Orchestra of Amsterdam, and is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on Baroque bassoon. Vallon will give a master class on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $20

March 29

Guillermo Figueroa Violin Recital

Guillermo Figueroa, Lynn Philharmonia Music Director and Violin Professor, and renowned pianist Ivonne Figueroa, perform masterworks by Schubert, Prokofiev, Ravel, Glazunov and Falla. The brother-sister duo are members of the fourth generation of Puerto Rico’s most distinguished musical family.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Schubert: Sonatine No. 1 in D Major
  • Prokofiev: Sonata No 1 in F minor
  • Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano
  • Glazunov: Grand Adagio from the ballet Raymonda
  • Falla: Spanish Dance from La Vida Breve

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $20

Dean’s Showcase Concerts

Chosen by faculty recommendation, this eclectic program features student chamber ensembles and soloists who have distinguished themselves throughout the semester. Series tickets are $30.

Oct. 26

Dean’s Showcase No. 1

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $10

Nov. 30

Dean’s Showcase No. 2

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $10

March 1

Dean’s Showcase No. 3

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $10

April 26

Dean’s Showcase No. 4

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $10

Evenings of Chamber Music & Poems

The Conservatory of Music and the Christine E. Lynn School of International Communication collaborate on a series of musical performances and dramatic poetry readings by Lynn’s young artists. Series tickets are $30.

Oct. 12

Nov. 16

Feb. 1

April 19

  • Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Snyder Sanctuary

Tickets: $10

Master Classes

Oct. 27

Dec. 1

Feb 9

Violin Master Classes with Elmar Oliveira

Internationally renowned performer Elmar Oliveira, Lynn’s Distinguished Artist in Residence, is a devoted teacher and promoter of young violinists. He was the first violinist to receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and the first and only American violinist to win the Gold Medal at Moscow’s prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition.

  • Fridays: 7 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

Jan. 24

Piano Master Class with Leon Fleisher

As a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007, pianist Leon Fleisher was recognized as a “consummate musician whose career is a testament to the life-affirming power of art.” In 2018  he will be celebrating 90 years and continues his teaching at the Peabody Conservatory with an international schedule of master classes, performances and orchestral guest conducting. Select Lynn Conservatory students will perform for Fleisher’s master class.

  • Wednesday: 7 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

Feb. 16

Bassoon Master Class with Marc Vallon

Marc Vallon is currently the professor of bassoon at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Friday: 7 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

Mostly Music Series

This unique concert series better acquaints audiences with not only music, but also the lives and artistic development of the Western world’s great composers. These concerts feature the conservatory’s artist-faculty and students. Actors bring the composers to life through the reading of their letters. Mostly Music was conceived and is hosted by Marshall Turkin and is staged by Jan McArt. Series tickets are $45.

 

Nov. 2

Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn lived in an era when musicians were considered servants like other hired help in the household, but he lived on to play an integral role in the creation and development of the great Classical style, inspiring Mozart and teaching Beethoven.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $20

Jan. 25

Beethoven

Beethoven was born just 14 years after Mozart’s birth, but a dramatic historical change was underway—the gradual decay of European aristocracy. Beginning with Beethoven, the composer was transformed into a romantic hero and was to blaze a new path on a musical journey.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $20

 

March 22

Debussy

A crucial figure in the transition to the modern era in Western music, Claude Debussy remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. He was the most prominent figure in developing “impressionistic” music, although he intensely disliked the term when applied to his own music, which often reflected the activities and turbulence in his life in French literary circles.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $20

 

New Music Festival

The 12th annual New Music Festival will feature 2018 composer-in-residence Leo Brouwer. Lisa Leonard, director.

Jan. 19

Spotlight No. 1: Young Composers

A platform for world premieres! Witness the birth of music as it is first performed. This will be Lynn’s 100th world premiere, featuring the works of our composition majors, with the music performed by the composers and their peers.

  • Friday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

Jan. 20

Master Class with Leo Brouwer

Come listen to the celebrated Cuban composer discuss contemporary style and his music as performed by Conservatory students

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

Jan. 21

Spotlight No. 2: Music of Leo Brouwer

Cuban composer, guitarist and music director, Leo Brouwer became an UNESCO composer in 1987. He holds degrees from the Juilliard and Hartt School on Music. A student of Vincent Persichetti, his compositions reflect classical, Afro-Cuban, jazz and avant-garde influences. A prolific composer, he has written hundreds of works including the film score for Like Water for Chocolate.

  • Sunday: 4 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

Piano Series

The Piano Series is performed by Conservatory of Music faculty, students and guest pianists. Series tickets are $67.

October 3

Michael TsalkaBACHFEST!

Guest keyboardist Michael Tsalka performs JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations on the Lynn harpsichord and fortepiano.

  • Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $20

October 4

Michael TsalkaBACHFEST!

Guest keyboardist Michael Tsalka performs JS Bach’s Art of Fugue on the Steinway piano.

  • Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Snyder Sanctuary

Tickets: $10

Oct. 29

From the Studio of Lisa Leonard: A Brahms Perspective

Join the collaborative pianists for an all Brahms program featuring iconic works from the sonata and chamber repertoire.

  • Sunday: 4 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $10

Dec. 2

Peter Serkin in Recital

Distinguished American pianist Peter Serkin, whose rich musical heritage spans several generations, will be presented in a solo piano recital.

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $20

Jan. 11

Roberta Rust in Recital

Lynn piano professor and piano department head Roberta Rust performs a solo piano recital.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $20

Feb. 22

From the Studio of Roberta Rust: Piano Passion

This is an annual celebration of young keyboard talent from the Conservatory of Music.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $10

The Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition

The Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition was established by celebrated trumpeter Marc Reese in honor of his teacher and mentor. This competition is made possible by a generous donation from Douglass and Susan Kay with support from the Voisin Family Trust. The competition is open to trumpeters currently enrolled as full-time college students, with an age limit of 27.

Jan. 13

Opening Ceremony & Competition Semifinal Round

After a brief welcome and introduction of our semifinalists, they will compete for a chance to advance to the final round by performing mini trumpet and piano recitals for our judges. This round will open to the public.

  • Saturday: 2 p.m.

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: FREE (No reservations required)

Jan. 13

Judges Recital

Lynn’s world-renowned judges present a program of works for trumpet and piano, including the 2018 Commissioned work by James Stephenson III. Competition finalists will be announced.

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: FREE (No reservations required)

Jan. 14

Trumpet Master Class with Marc Reese

This master class includes special guest appearances by members of the competition jury.

  • Sunday: 2 p.m.

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: FREE (No reservations required)

Jan. 14

Competition Final Round & Closing Ceremony

Competitors face off in their final attempt to sway the judges in their favor. This round will be open to the public and feature the finalists as soloists with Lynn’s critically acclaimed Philharmonia. An Awards Ceremony and reception will be held immediately following the final performance. Prizes: 1st prize is $5,000, 2nd prize is $2,500, and 3rd prize is $1,500.

  • Sunday: 4 p.m.
  • Jon Robertson, conductor

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: FREE (Reservations required)

Individual Concerts & Recitals

Sept. 18

Pianist Mei-Hsuan Huang

Pianist Mei-Hsuan Huang is on faculty at Iowa State University and is member of the Amara Piano Quartet. The program will be a mini-recital followed by a master class.

  • Monday: 2 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

Oct. 8

2017 Lynn Concerto Competition Final Round

Finalists perform before guest judges Raymond Gniewek, violinist (Former Concertmaster Metropolitan Opera Orchestra) and Marina Lomazov, piano (University of South Carolina). Winners perform as soloists with the Lynn Philharmonia Nov. 11–12, with Maestro Guillermo Figueroa conducting.

  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

Nov. 4

Laura Bennett Cameron,  bassoon

Dr. Laura Bennett Cameron (principal, Dallas Winds; University of Texas-Arlington) will present a recital of French music by composer Roger Boutry (b. 1932, Grand Prix de Rome). The repertoire, representing more than 50 years of the composer’s life, is varied in style and instrumentation, includes original compositions as well as arrangements of works by Fauré and Debussy.

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $20

Dec. 9

Preparatory School of Music Fall Recital

Students of all ages and levels from Lynn preparatory program share their accomplishments in voice, piano and a variety of other instruments.

  • Saturday: 11 a.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

Dec. 9

4th Annual Lynn Chamber Music Competition Final Round

Lynn’s chamber music program has gained national recognition through its partnership with the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, which presents the winning group of our annual Chamber Music Competition in a New York debut recital at the Kosciuszko Foundation.

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

Dec. 10

15th Annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert

This concert attracts parents, grandparents and kids of all ages to enjoy holiday classics performed by the Lynn Phiharmonia. The annual event raises scholarship funds for the conservatory’s deserving and talented student musicians from all over the world.

  • Sunday: 3 p.m.
  • Presented by the Lynn University Friends of the Conservatory of Music

Location: Boca Raton Resort and Club Great Hall (501 E. Camino Real)

Tickets: $35, general admission

March 15

Guest Bassoonist Scott Pool

International Recitalist and Recording Artist Scott Pool currently serves as the professor of Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and is the director of the Talis Music Festival in Switzerland, as well as the Orfeo Music Festival in Italy. In addition to the moving Sonata for Bassoon and Piano by John Steinmetz, this concert will highlight music from Scott Pool’s upcoming CD, Solo, that explores a wide range of music for unaccompanied bassoon.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $20

March 1718

Milk and Honey

A collaborative concert of the Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra and the Live at Lynn Series, this showcase musical features a full cast of professional stage performers who bring this delightful show to life in honor of the 70th anniversary of the birth of Israel. Derived from Israeli folk music and dance, the show’s book is by Don Appell with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. The underlying thread of the story is the fierce love Israeli pioneers have for their new freedom in the Promised Land, as it reveals two touching romances: one is between a mature American widow in Israel as a tourist and a retired American businessman visiting his married daughter.

  • Saturday: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4 p.m.
  • Jan McArt, producer and director
  • Terence Kirchgessner, conductor, Lynn Philharmonia
  • Rome Saladino, choreographer

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: Individual tickets are $70 for Box, $55 for Orchestra and $50 for Mezzanine

Sponsor: Elaine Johnson Wold

 

March 24

John Oliveira String Competition Finals

Open to the public, this musical competition features Lynn’s most talented string players in the final round. The winner will be presented on April 29. This competition is made possible by a gift from violinist Elmar Oliveira, brother and student of John Oliveira.

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

April 15

Lynn Bassoon Studio Recital

Join the Lynn Bassoon Studio for an afternoon of bassoon chamber music. Works to be performed include Mozart, Vivaldi, and Ozzy Osborne.

  • Sunday: 4 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

April 16

Pianist & Singer Nancy Elton

Pianist and singer Nancy Elton is based in Atlanta and has earned the “Georgia Teacher of the Year Award” from MTNA. She has served on the faculties of the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. The program will be a mini-recital followed by a master class.

  • Monday: 2 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

April 16

Flute Master Class with Néstor Torres

With his rhythmic and mellifluous jazz flute sound, Néstor Torres has released 14 solo recordings, earning four Latin Grammy nominations and one Latin Grammy Award. He has collaborated with such diverse artists as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente and more.

  • Monday: 7 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

April 28

Class of 2018 in Concert

A salute to the graduating class as they serenade patrons who have supported them in their pursuit of musical mastery.

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: $10

April 29

John Oliveira String Competition Winner Recital

Featuring the winner of the 2018 John Oliveira String Competition in a solo recital. The competition is made possible by a gift from violinist Elmar Oliveira, brother and student of John Oliveira.

  • Sunday: 4 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

May 5

Preparatory School of Music Spring Recital

Students of all ages and levels from Lynn’s preparatory program share their accomplishments in voice, piano and a variety of other instruments.

  • Saturday: 11 a.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

How to Purchase Tickets:

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Lynn University box office, located in the Wold at 3601 N. Military Trail, online at events.lynn.edu or by phone at +1 561-237-9000.