Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music hosts 17 musical events in December and January, including the 15th annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today invited the public to attend 17 musical performances during December and January, including the 15th annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert Sunday, Dec. 10.

Lynn Conservatory of Music concerts run through next May in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall or the Snyder Sanctuary, all located on Lynn’s Boca Raton campus. The Gingerbread Holiday Concert will be held at Boca Raton Resort and Club.

December

Dec. 1

Violin Master Class 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

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

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

Now in its 15th year of making the holidays merry and bright, Lynn University’s annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert at the Boca Raton Resort and Club attracts friends and families of all ages to enjoy musical classics of the season. Lynn Conservatory of Music Dean Jon Robertson will lead the university’s Philharmonia in this pops concert. The event will also include a special piece from Disney’s Frozen, an appearance by princess Elsa and photos with Santa. Event proceeds benefit the Lynn Conservatory of Music, which provides scholarships to talented student musicians who often graduate with positions at the world’s top orchestras.

  • Sunday: 2 p.m., photos with Santa
  • Sunday: 3 p.m., holiday concert
  • 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

January

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

Jan. 13

The Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition

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 (Reservations required)

Jan. 13

The Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition

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 (Reservations required)

Jan. 14

The Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition

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

The Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition

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)

Jan. 19

12th Annual New Music Festival

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

12th Annual New Music Festival

Master Class with Scott Wheeler

Come listen to the composer in residence 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

12th Annual New Music Festival

Spotlight No. 2: Music of Scott Wheeler

The New York Times says Scott Wheeler’s work “…shines with craftsmanship. How else could this music bear so much information with such high energy and still give an air of delicacy and transparency?” The American Record Guild states, “Lovers of down-to-earth, intelligent American piano writing should check out this release.” Wheeler has received awards and commissions from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Koussevitsky Foundation, the Fromm Foundation, as well as the Stoeger Prize for excellence in chamber music from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He serves as Distinguished Artist in Residence at Emerson College and has been commissioned by the major opera houses and orchestras of the world, including The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Boston Lyric opera and the orchestras of Minneapolis, Houston, Toledo and Indianapolis.

  • Sunday: 4 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

Jan. 25

Mostly Music Series: 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

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

 

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.