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Nine-Concert Series Begins for New Music Miami ISCM Festival

The 23rd season for the New Music Miami ISCM Festival (NMMF) opens tonight at Miami Beach Urban Studios Main Gallery on Lincoln Road.

Directed by FIU Composer-in-Residence Orlando Jacinto Garcia, the festival includes the presentation of music by composers from around the world, many of whom are present to discuss their music with audiences. Throughout the years, the festival has continued to expand, featuring new music concerts for acoustic and electro-acoustic instrumentation that often focus on individual movements of works, rather than entire pieces.

The season opens on Jan. 15 with a variety of new works by visiting guest composer, Bolivia’s Edgar Alandia, featuring an eclectic mix of chamber and solo music from North and South America. Expect to hear some of South Florida’s finest musicians: Misha Vitenson, violin; Avi Nagin, violin, Jesse Gilday, clarinet; Jason Calloway, cello; Mari-Liis Pakk, violin; Emily Bedard, alto flute; and Chen-Hui Jen, piano.

Also in the mix this season will be be acclaimed guest musicians including trumpet virtuoso Jeff Kaiser, solo violinist Miranda Cuckson,percussionist Steve Schick, bassoonist Rebekah Heller, the Misty Shore Duo, FIU’s NODUS Ensemble, NWS pianist Michael Linville performing with FIU’s Artist-in-Resident Ensemble, the Amernet String Quartet, and FIU alumni during Panther Alumni Week in February.

The lineup

JAN 15: Chamber and Solo Music from North and South America ft. FIU NODUS Ensemble and Composer Edgar Alandia

JAN 22: Music from the America for Solo Basson ft. Rebekah Heller

FEB 05: FIU Alumni Composers Concert ft. FIU NODUS Ensemble

FEB 26: Music for Piano and Electronics ft. Misty Shore Duo

MAR 04: Music for Solo Percussion ft. Steve Schick

MAR 18: Music for Chamber and Solo Works ft. FIU NODUS Ensemble

APR 01: Music for Trumpet and Electronics ft. Jeff Kaiser

APR 08: Music for Solo Violin ft. Miranda Cuckson

APR 15: Music for String Quartet and Piano Quintets ft. Amernet String Quartet, NWS Pianist Michael Linville, and Composer Chen Yi.

If you go

What: XXIII New Music Miami ISCM Festival

When: Wednesdays, 7:00pm Pre-concert talks, 7:30pm Performances

Location: Miami Beach Urban Studios Main Gallery: 420 Lincoln Rd., Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Parking: Garage parking available at location

Price: Free admission

Information: music.fiu.edu/nmmf or 305.348.0496

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