Lynn Conservatory to Host Three Prominent Puerto Rican Musicians for World Premiere

Three prominent Puerto Rican musicians have collaborated to bring a world-premiere event to Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Flutist Nestor Torres, composer Mariano Morales and conductor Guillermo Figueroa will join forces in the Concerto for Flute and Orchestra by Mariano Morales.

Commissioned by Figueroa, the Lynn Conservatory of Music and its Dean, Jon Robertson, the first performances of the concerto will take place onSaturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 At 4 p.m. at Lynn's Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center.

Nestor Torres is one of the most prominent and important flutists in the music scene today. Equally at home in Latin, jazz and classical music, he has received a Grammy award and several nominations for his 14 recordings as a soloist, and appears regularly with the most notorious musicians and orchestras of the world.

Mariano Morales is a member of an incredible family of Puerto Rican musicians. A versatile artist, his compositions range from symphonic works for orchestra to masterful works and arrangements for Salsa and Latin Jazz bands. An extraordinary pianist and violinist, he has performed with, and composed music for all the greatest Latin artists and bands.

Figueroa is also a member of a dynastic musical family. A conductor and violinist, he has led orchestras all over the world, including as Music Director of the Puerto Rico and New Mexico Symphony orchestras, and currently the Santa Fe Symphony. As a violinist, he received a Latin Grammy nomination for his Naxos recording of the violin concertos of Ernesto Cordero.

At a time when Puerto Rico news are dominated by the disaster caused by hurricane Maria, the ongoing fiscal crisis, and the continued exodus of talent form the island, it is refreshing to find good news in the collaboration of these three important representatives of the island's long tradition of musical culture.

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This event will include a performance by the Lynn Philharmonia, showcasing Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major (Pastorale) and Danzón No. 2 by Marquez.

How to Purchase Tickets:

Tickets are $50 for box, $40 for orchestra, and $35 for mezzanine. They may be purchased in person at the Lynn University box office, located in the Wold at 3601 N. Military Trail, online at 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 nearly 100 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranks Lynn as the top international university 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

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

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