Lynn University Hosts Musical Events

Lynn University Hosts Musical Events

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited the public to attend 18 musical performances during December 2016 and January 2017.

"Our talented students and extraordinary faculty look forward to sharing the beautiful world of music throughout our seventh 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. "We will present a variety of musical offerings designed to enrich the artistic spirit and nourish the soul."

This season's Conservatory of Music concerts run through April in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall and the new Snyder Sanctuary, all located on Lynn's Boca Raton campus.

Dec. 1

Bassoon Master Class with John Miller

John Miller assumed his position as principal bassoonist of the Minnesota Orchestra in 1971, a position he held until his retirement in 2015. He has also been professor of bassoon at the University of Minnesota for 45 years. He has presented master classes at many of the world's major conservatories. Miller is regarded as one of the leading bassoon pedagogues.

  • Thursday: 7 p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

Dec. 2

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.

  • Friday: 7 p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

Dec. 3

Pianist Stanislav Ioudenitch in Recital

Stanislav Ioudenitch, 2001 gold medal winner at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Gasteig in Munich, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. Ioudenitch's recital at Lynn will include music by Liszt, Scarlatti and Rachmaninoff.

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: $20

Dec. 4

Piano Master Classes with Stanislav Ioudenitch

Ioudenitch is professor of piano and artistic director of the International Center for Music at Park University. He also serves on the faculty of the International Piano Academy Lake Como and is the director of the Lake Como Summer Piano School. Conservatory piano students will perform in these master classes.

  • Sunday: 10 a.m. and 1p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

Dec. 8

Dean's Showcase No. 2

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: $10

Dec. 10

Preparatory School of Music Recital

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

  • Saturday: 10 a.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

Dec. 10

3rd 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. 11

14th Annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert

This concert attracts parents, grandparents and kids of all ages to enjoy holiday classics performed by the Lynn Phiharmonia. Lynn student Laura Garrido will lead the sing-along portion of the concert. 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

Jan. 4

Beethoven Master Class with pianist Daniel Shapiro

Daniel Shapiro is recognized for his interpretations of Schubert, Mozart, Schumann, Brahms and Beethoven, whose 32-sonata cycle he has performed twice, and as a teacher and coach at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He won the William Kapell International Piano Competition and the American Pianists Association Beethoven Fellowship Award.

  • Wednesday: 7 p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

Jan. 13

Lynn Wind Ensemble

The Wind Concerto: Movement 1

Kenneth Amis, music director and conductor

Witness the talent and virtuosity of the Lynn Wind Ensemble in its first installment of a series of concerts featuring original music for wind ensemble. Soloists from the woodwind, brass, percussion and piano departments will include students, alumni and faculty member Lisa Leonard performing concerti by Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and others.

  • Friday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: $10, general admission

Jan. 14

All Beethoven with Pianist Yael Weiss

Hailed for her visionary interpretations, Weiss has performed at venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, the Kennedy Center, Moscow's Bolshoi Hall and London's Wigmore Hall. She has appeared as a soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Brazil Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, The Santa Fe Symphony and the New Bedford Symphony, in addition to performing at Marlboro, Banff, Ravinia, Caramoor and the Seattle Chamber Music festivals. The solo recital is part of the 2017 January Term for pianists "Focus on Beethoven."<


  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: $20

Jan. 15

Master Class with Yael Weiss

Yael Weiss has been honored with distinguished prizes from The Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition and the Naumburg International Piano Competition. She is a recipient of the Presser Music Award, as well as grants from the American-Israel Cultural Foundation. She studied at the Mannes School of Music and the Peabody Conservatory. Weiss has presented master classes worldwide and served on the faculties of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, UC Santa Barbara and the Heifetz International Music Institute.

  • Sunday: 10 a.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

Jan. 15

Beethoven Lecture with Yael Weiss

Weiss has presented performances of the complete cycle of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas, as well as lectures and workshops devoted to these masterpieces. Among her other special projects are performances of Beethoven's complete Piano Trios.

  • Sunday: 1 p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

Jan. 19

Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) lived in the Soviet Union where the state considered propaganda the highest aspiration of art. How could he still create his masterworks? This musical journey shares how he became one of the great composers of the 20th century. Mostly Music was conceived and is hosted by Marshall Turkin and is staged by Jan McArt.

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: $20

New Music Festival

The 11th annual New Music Festival will feature 2017 composer-in-residence Eric Ewazen. Lisa Leonard is director.

Jan. 20

Spotlight No. 1: Young Composers

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. 21

Master Class with Eric Ewazen

Eric Ewazen received music degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Juilliard. He is the recipient of numerous composition prizes. His works have been commissioned and performed by soloists and orchestras in the United States and overseas.

  • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

Jan. 22

Spotlight No. 2: Music of Eric Ewazen

The audience will love Eric Ewazen after hearing this program. A Music Connoisseur reviewer wrote, "Ewazen sunbathes the ears in triadic sonority and understands the rhythms and rather different complexities of our own fin de siècle. Despite its unabashed Romanticism, this music could not have been written at any other time." This program premieres the 2016 Lynn commissioned work.

  • Sunday: 4 p.m.

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

Tickets: FREE

Jan. 26

Snyder Sanctuary Series

These concerts feature musical performances and dramatic poetry readings by Lynn's young artists

  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Snyder Sanctuary

Tickets: $10

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.

About Lynn University

Lynn University is an independent college based in Boca Raton, Florida, with approximately 3,000 students from 100 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranks Lynn among the top three most innovative and international schools in the region. Lynn's NCAA Division II Fighting Knights have won 23 national titles, its Conservatory of Music features a world-renowned faculty of performers, and its nationally recognized Institute for Achievement and Learning empowers students with learning differences. The school's Dialogues curriculum and award-winning iPad program help Lynn graduates gain the intellectual flexibility and global experience to fulfill their potential in an ever-changing world. For more information, visit lynn.edu.

About the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University

The 750-seat Wold Performing Arts Center, located on Lynn's campus in the heart of Boca Raton, is easily accessible by both I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. Recently ranked by Best Value Schools, an online publication, as one of the "25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers," the Wold features superb acoustics, a modern lighting system, a large, light-filled lobby, and flexible space well-suited for dramatic productions, concerts and other cultural events. With an elegant salon, outdoor sunset terrace and intimate black-box studio, this new center is home to numerous concerts and events, including professional theatrical performances by the theatre arts program's Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series, the Live at Lynn American Songbook Series, and Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series, as well as performances from the Lynn University Conservatory of Music and the drama department in the College of International Communication. For more information, visit lynn.edu/events.