Published On: Mon, Aug 12th, 2019

Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music announces 2019–20 Classical Concert Season

Lynn Conservatory of Music

Lynn Philharmonia

Dean’s Showcase

Evenings of Chamber Music & Poems

Musical Competitions

New Music Festival

Piano Bench Series

Special Concerts, Events & Recitals

Tickets on sale now

Boca Raton, FL  — Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today announced the 2019–20 concert season.

“This year, Lynn celebrates 20 years of musical success with the Conservatory of Music and commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center,” said Robertson. “More than half of conservatory graduates secure jobs with top orchestras, many go on to attain doctorates and others pay it forward by teaching protégés of their own.”

“Our talented students and extraordinary faculty look forward to sharing the beautiful world of music in a world-class concert hall that enhances our performing artists’ musical offerings,” he added. “Our 2019–20 season will present a variety of musical performances designed to enrich the artistic spirit and nourish the soul. Please join us for a magnificent season of concerts, showcases, chamber music, recitals and a special musical treat or two.”

Concerts run from September through 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.

Lynn Philharmonia

The Lynn Philharmonia sets the standard for professional symphonic training. Now in its 27th 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 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 $150 for orchestra and $131 for mezzanine.

+ Sept. 21–22

Lynn Philharmonia No. 1

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4 p.m.
  • Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa and violin
  • Conductor: Jon Robertson
  • Berlioz: Reverie at Caprice, for violin and orchestra
  • Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1

Hugo Valverde Villalobos, French horn *

  • Prokoviev: Symphony No. 5

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

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

+ Oct. 26–27

Lynn Philharmonia No. 2

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4 p.m.
  • Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto. No. 3
    • Jon Nakamatsu, piano
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

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

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

+ Nov. 9–10

Lynn Philharmonia No. 3

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

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

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

+ Feb. 22–23

Lynn Philharmonia No. 4

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4 p.m.
  • Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa
  • Master Chorale of South Florida

Brett Karlin, artistic director

Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary

  • Copland: Lincoln Portrait

Jon Robertson, narrator

  • Adams: Short Tide in a Fast Machine
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

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

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

+ April 18–19

Lynn Philharmonia No. 5

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4 p.m.
  • Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa
  • Prokofiev: Symphonia Concertante

Jonah Kim, cello *

  • Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

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

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

* Lynn Conservatory alumnus

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. 17

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. 14

Dean’s Showcase No. 2

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: $10

+ Feb. 27

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 23

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 College of Arts and Sciences collaborate on a series of musical performances and dramatic poetry readings by Lynn’s young artists. Series tickets are $22.

+ Nov. 21, Feb. 6, March 19

  • Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Snyder Sanctuary

Tickets: $10

Musical Competitions

+ Oct. 6

2019 Lynn Concerto Competition Final Round

Finalists perform before three guest judges in morning and afternoon sessions.Winners perform as soloists with the Lynn Philharmonia Nov. 9–10 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

+ Dec. 5

6th Annual Lynn Chamber Music Competition Final Round

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

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

+ Jan. 9–10

Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition

Celebrated trumpeter Marc Reese established this competition in honor of his teacher and mentor. Made possible by a generous donation by Douglass and Susan Kay, the competition is open to trumpeters currently enrolled as full-time college students, with an age limit of 27.

+ Semifinal Rounds

The top eight trumpeters chosen from dozens of competition applicants each perform a mini-recital with piano. These rounds determine the top three competitors, who will move on to perform with the Lynn Philharmonia in the competition’s final round on Jan. 10.

  • Thursday: 10 a.m., Round A; 1 p.m., Round B

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

Tickets: FREE

+ Judges Recital

Lynn’s world-renowned international panel of judges performs works for trumpet. The concert also will include the world premiere of a new work by Lynn’s own tuba professor Kenneth Amis and will close with Leroy Anderson’s beloved Bugler’s Holiday, written for Roger Voisin when he performed principal trumpet of the Boston Pops Orchestra.

  • Thursday: 7:30 pm

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

Tickets: FREE; must reserve seating

+ Master Class with Marc Reese

Special guest appearance by members of the competition jury.

  • Friday: 2 pm

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

Tickets: FREE

+ Final Round and Awards Ceremony

Competitors face off in their final attempt to sway the judges in their favor. The competition winner will be determined in this round. Prizes as follows: 1st prize, $5,000; 2nd prize, $3,000; 3rd prize, $1,500. A reception will immediately follow the awards ceremony.

  • Friday: 7:30 pm

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

Tickets: FREE but must reserve seating

+ Jan. 16–26

Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition

Distinguished Artist in Residence Elmar Oliveira established The Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (EOIVC) in collaboration with Lynn Conservatory of Music. The mission of the EOIVC is to provide talented violinists at the start of their careers, ages 16–32, with networking, management, public relations, community engagement and concert opportunities, in addition to a monetary prize. These long-term career development tools reach well beyond financial support, actively demonstrating the strong dedication of the EOIVC to cultivating and nurturing developing musicians, as well as encouraging them to engage with the communities they serve.

The EOIVC takes place every three years and includes judges from Canada, Germany, Portugal, France, Romania, South Korea and the United States, and each is deeply committed to the development of young musicians. The 2020 judges are Andrés Cárdenes, David Cerone (chairman of the jury), Ilya Kaler, Sung-Ju Lee, Silvia Marcovici, Mihaela Martin, Gerardo Ribiero, Barry Shiffman and Kathleen Winkler.

+ Competition Quarterfinals

  • Thursday, Jan. 16–Saturday, Jan. 18

+ Competition Semifinals

  • Tuesday, Jan. 21–Wednesday, Jan. 22

+ Competition Finals with the Lynn Philharmonia

  • Saturday, Jan 25: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 26: 4 p.m.
  • Conductor: Jon Robertson

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

Tickets: $50 for box, $40 for orchestra, $35 for mezzanine (finals only)

+ March 21

John Oliveira String Competition Final

Open to the public, this competition showcases Lynn’s talented string players in the final round. The winner will be presented on Sunday, April 26. A generous gift from violinist Elmar Oliveira, brother and student of John Oliveira, makes this competition possible.

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

+ April 26

John Oliveira String Competition Winner’s Recital

Lynn presents the winner of the 4th Annual John Oliveira String Competition.

  • Sunday: 4 p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

New Music Festival

The 14th annual New Music Festival will feature 2020 composer-in-residence Christopher Theofanidis. Lisa Leonard, director.

+ Jan. 12

Faculty Favorites

For the 20th anniversary of Lynn Conservatory of Music, director Lisa Leonard brings back the Faculty Favorites concert to kick off the 14th annual New Music Festival This program promises an eclectic mix of music written over the last century, performed by renowned faculty.

  • Sunday: 4 p.m.

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

Tickets: $20

+ Jan. 13

Spotlight No. 1: Young Composers

Featuring the work of young composers from Lynn and sister institutions around the world, this program provides the platform for the birth of captivating new music.

  • Monday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

+ Jan. 14

Spotlight No. 2: Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition

The Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to expand new music for the bassoon and to offer opportunities to composers. This concert features the winners of the 2019 Competition. Guest artist Susan Nelson from Bowling Green State University will perform along with Lynn’s own Eric Van der Veer Varner.

  • Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

+ Jan. 15

Spotlight No. 3: The Art of Christopher Theofanidis

Theofandis has performed with many leading orchestras around the world, including the London Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, the Moscow Soloists and the National Symphony. He also has served as Composer of the Year for the Pittsburgh Symphony during their 2006–07 season. Theofanidis holds degrees from Yale University, the Eastman School of Music and the University of Houston, and has been the recipient of the Masterprize, the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright, a Tanglewood fellowship and two fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2007, he was nominated for a Grammy award for best composition for his chorus and orchestra work, and in 2017 for his bassoon concerto. He is currently a professor at Yale, and composer-in-residence and co-director of the composition program at the Aspen Music Festival.

  • Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

Piano Bench Series

Lynn’s piano series features spectacular guest artists, conservatory faculty and student pianists in a wide array of solo and collaborative performances. Series tickets are $60.

+ Oct. 20

Liszt & His Circle

Lynn joins the South Florida chapter of the American Liszt Society for a special concert  honoring Franz Liszt and his contemporaries. The concert features music by Clara Schumann and Charles-Valentin Alkan. Performers include guest pianists from Florida International University Jose Lopez and Kemal Gekic, and Lynn piano department head Roberta Rust.

  • Sunday: 4 p.m.

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

Tickets: $20

+ Nov. 3

From the Studio of Lisa Leonard: A Musical Time Capsule

Lisa Leonard and graduate pianists of the Instrumental Collaborative Program will recreate one of the first chamber music programs presented at Lynn. The program includes works by Haydn, Brahms, Debussy and Milhaud.

  • Sunday: 4 p.m.

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

Tickets: $10

+ Dec. 7

Rebecca Penneys Recital

Hailed as a pianist of prodigious talent, Rebecca Penneys has played throughout the United States, Asia, Australia, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Canada. A professor emerita at the Eastman School of Music, Penneys will perform Schumann, Chopin, Debussy, Schumann-Liszt and Gershwin-Wild.

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: $20

+ Dec. 8

Rebecca Penneys Master Class

  • Sunday: 10 a.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

+ Feb. 13

Roberta Rust in Recital

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Lynn Conservatory of Music, virtuosa Roberta Rust, piano department head, will present a solo recital of works by Mozart, Liszt and composition alumnus Michael Anderson.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: $20

+ March 23

Alumnus Pianist Ross Salvosa Mini-Recital and Master Class

Ross Salvosa is a faculty member of the Chopin Academy of Music in Washington, chairman and artistic director of Music Without Borders Society, outreach coordinator of the Seattle International Piano Competition and festival and artistic director of Concordia Arts Group. Under the mentorship of Roberta Rust, he received his B.M. and M.M. from Lynn Conservatory of Music, where he was recipient of the National Arts and Letters scholarship award. Salvosa has an extensive range of solo, concerto and chamber music repertoire and has performed in concert venues around the world. His recital includes the complete Chopin Etudes, Op. 10 and the Scriabin Sonata No. 4.

  • Monday: 2 p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

+ April 16

Piano Center Stage:

From the Studio of Roberta Rust

In this annual celebration of piano talent from the studio of Roberta Rust, Conservatory piano majors will perform a variety of solo piano repertoire with commentary by Rust.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: $10

Special Concerts, Events & Recitals

+ Sept. 7

Lynn Wind Ensemble *

The Lynn Wind Ensemble will welcome alumni into the Wold for a celebration of 20 years of learning, listening and the love of music. Generations unite for this one-night showcase of Lynn’s outstanding woodwind, brass and percussion heritage.

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
  • Conductor and music director: Kenneth Amis

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

Tickets: $10 General Admission

Note: Bonus Concert with purchase of the Lynn Philharmonia Series. Limited seating. First-served seating in the orchestra and mezzanine. Contact the Lynn box office at +1 561-237-9000 to reserve tickets.

+ Sept. 26

3rd Annual Alumni Concert

In celebration of the conservatory’s 20th anniversary, Lynn invited 20 accomplished alumni to present an all-star concert featuring everything from solo piano to large chamber ensemble. An open reception will follow the concert.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: $15

+ Oct. 7

Baruch Meir Piano Master Class

Pianist Meir has performed extensively in Austria, England, France, Israel, Portugal and throughout the United States. He serves on the faculty of Arizona State University and is president of the Bosendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition. A native of Israel, Meir is a summa cum laude graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music of Tel Aviv University, where he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance.

  • Monday: 2 p.m.

Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Armani

 

 

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