The Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center (WPAC) opened in 1996, and houses the FIU Department of Theatre and FIU School of Music. The WPAC is one of Miami's premiere collegiate theatrical and concert venues. It is located on FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC). 

Upcoming Concerts & Shows

Fri
4/25
Masterclass with Ignacio Berroa
Fri 4/25 SHOWS 12:00pm | MORE INFO
Masterclass with Ignacio Berroa
Friday 4/25
Masterclass with Ignacio Berroa
SHOWS 12:00pm |
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Free and open to the public. No reservation required.
Berroa shows students how to incorporate Afro-Cuban rhythms in Jazz, and how its development continues today. Throughout, Berroa peppers his presentation with fascinating anecdotes from his long career performing alongside some of the greatest Jazz masters such as Dizzy Gillespie, who was a pioneer embracing the vibrant sound of Afro-Cuban Jazz.

Fri
4/25
Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond: Recital & Lecture w/ Ignacio Berroa
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$20.00
Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond: Recital & Lecture w/ Ignacio Berroa
Friday 4/25
Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond: Recital & Lecture w/ Ignacio Berroa
$20.00
SHOWS 7:30pm |
Get Tickets

Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond featuring Grammy- winning percussionist Ignacio Berroa, pianist Martin Bejerano, and bassist Armando Gola: Lecture + Performance: Friday, April 25th at 7:30pm-9:30pm
The event will include a special presentation by Igancio Berroa on “Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond” that covers 400 hundred years of Afro-Cuban and Cuban music. The influence of Afro- Cuban music goes beyond geographical borders and has left an undeniable mark on Jazz, America’s original art form. Latin Jazz is considered by many to be a heterogeneous mixture of Latin rhythms. However, few people are completely aware of how the beats of Afro-Cuban music evolved and became central to Jazz music.
*Proceeds benefit the Israel "Cachao" Lopez Scholarship Fund
Generously sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute, WDNA, and Cuban-American Student Organization at FIU

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FIU School of Music Master Classes- Christopher Rex
Monday 3/31
FIU School of Music Master Classes- Christopher Rex 03/31/2014
$0.00
SHOW 5:00pm
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Master class with Principal Cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Christopher Rex; Artist information at www.atlantasymphony.org/About/Artists/ASO-Musicians/Christopher-Rex.aspx.

New Music Miami Festival:  Outdoor Concert at the Frost
Wednesday 4/02
New Music Miami Festival: Outdoor Concert at the Frost 04/02/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The FLEA Ensemble and the FIU New Music Ensemble present an outdoor concert of electronic music at the Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum- FIU, named 2013's Best Art Museum by the Miami New Times. Bring a blanket and enjoy music and visual projections on the side of this state of the art building. Come early and enjoy free museum entrance. No reservation required.

String Chamber Music Ensembles
Thursday 4/03
String Chamber Music Ensembles 04/03/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The talented FIU School of Music string ensembles, coached by the Amernet String Quartet and Robert Davidovici, are showcased in masterpieces from the chamber music repertoire in the magnificent acoustics of the Wertheim Concert Hall

FIU SOM at the Wolfsonian: FIU Laptop & Electronic Arts Festival
Friday 4/04
FIU SOM at the Wolfsonian: FIU Laptop & Electronic Arts Festival 04/04/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The FLEA Ensemble presents a program of electronic music including original and other cutting edge works.
*No reservations required, free and open to the public.

Conducting Master Class with Guest Artist - James Judd
Tuesday 4/08
Conducting Master Class with Guest Artist - James Judd 04/08/2014
$0.00
SHOW 12:30pm
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An artist of outstanding versatility, British born conductor James Judd is sought after for his passionate musicianship and his charismatic presence both on and off the podium. Known for his extraordinarily communicative style and bold, imaginative programming, repeat engagements in concert halls from Prague to Tokyo attest to his rapport with audiences and musicians alike. In his distinguished career, James Judd has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony, the English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Sy...

The FIU School of Music Studio Jazz Big Band
Tuesday 4/08
The FIU School of Music Studio Jazz Big Band 04/08/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The FIU Studio Jazz Big Band presents a concert of swinging jazz including exciting new compositions and favorites of the big band era. Led by trumpet player Jim Hacker, it has become internationally recognized as one of the premier college jazz ensembles in the world.
Location: Wertheim Performing Arts Center- Concert Hall

Choral Arts Series: “From the Sacred to the Sublime”
Wednesday 4/09
Choral Arts Series: “From the Sacred to the Sublime” 04/09/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The FIU Concert Choir, FIU Women’s Chorus, and the FIU Master & University Chorales present a program featuring Duruflé Requiem and Britten’s Festival Te Deum.
Location: Wertheim Performing Arts Center- Concert Hall

Conducting Master Class with Guest Artist - James Judd
Thursday 4/10
Conducting Master Class with Guest Artist - James Judd 04/10/2014
$0.00
SHOW 12:30pm
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An artist of outstanding versatility, British born conductor James Judd is sought after for his passionate musicianship and his charismatic presence both on and off the podium. Known for his extraordinarily communicative style and bold, imaginative programming, repeat engagements in concert halls from Prague to Tokyo attest to his rapport with audiences and musicians alike. In his distinguished career, James Judd has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony, the English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Sy...

Keyboard Student Recital
Thursday 4/10
Keyboard Student Recital 04/10/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Current students and alumni of the FIU Keyboard area perform a program of Keyboard Masterpieces.

FIU SOM at the Wolfsonian: FIU Jazz Combos
Friday 4/11
FIU SOM at the Wolfsonian: FIU Jazz Combos 04/11/2014
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SHOW 7:00pm
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FIU's Jazz Combos present and evening of jazz including original compositions by group members and unique interpretations of standard jazz repertoire.
Location: Wolfsonian-FIU

Orchestral Masteworks Series: Culmination Concert
Friday 4/11
Orchestral Masteworks Series: Culmination Concert 04/11/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Three FIU conducting students, Tyler Kimmel, Isaac Corto, and Daniel Vasquez, will take the stage to conduct the FIU Symphony Orchestra, hailed by critic Lawrence Budmen as “bright and smooth.” FIU Conductor Grzegorz Nowak of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and James Judd, School of Music Guest Artist-In-Residence, will both conduct the combined orchestras of the FIU Symphony and the Miami Music Project Children’s Orchestra.
Location: Wertheim Performing Arts Center-Concert Hall

String Chamber Music Ensembles at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday 4/13
String Chamber Music Ensembles at Pinecrest Gardens 04/13/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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The talented FIU School of Music string ensembles, coached by the Amernet String Quartet and Robert Davidovici, are showcased at beautiful Pinecrest Gardens. More information at www.pinecrest-fl.gov.
*No reservations required, free and open to the public.

Wind and Percussion Arts Series: The FIU Wind Ensemble
Monday 4/14
Wind and Percussion Arts Series: The FIU Wind Ensemble 04/14/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The FIU Wind Ensemble performs the gems of the past reflected in our music today.

FIU School of Music Master Classes- David Effron
Tuesday 4/15
FIU School of Music Master Classes- David Effron 04/15/2014
$0.00
SHOW 12:30pm
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Conducting master class with conductor and educator David Effron; He is Professor of Music at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Artist information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Effron

Orchestral Masterworks Series: FIU Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday 4/15
Orchestral Masterworks Series: FIU Symphony Orchestra 04/15/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Orchestral Masterworks Series: FIU Symphony Orchestra & Winner of the FIU Concert Competition
The FIU Symphony Orchestra presents an exciting concert featuring the 1st prize winner of the FIU Concerto Competition in a program including Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5, Op. 107, D major (Reformation).
Location: Wertheim Performing Arts Center - Concert Hall

Conducting Master Class with Guest Artist - James Judd
Wednesday 4/16
Conducting Master Class with Guest Artist - James Judd 04/16/2014
$0.00
SHOW 8:00am
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An artist of outstanding versatility, British born conductor James Judd is sought after for his passionate musicianship and his charismatic presence both on and off the podium. Known for his extraordinarily communicative style and bold, imaginative programming, repeat engagements in concert halls from Prague to Tokyo attest to his rapport with audiences and musicians alike. In his distinguished career, James Judd has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony, the English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Sy...

Wind and Percussion Art Series: FIU Symphonic Band
Wednesday 4/16
Wind and Percussion Art Series: FIU Symphonic Band 04/16/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The FIU Symphonic Band, under the direction of Barry Bernhardt, performs a night of classics from the band repertoire.

Conducting Master Class with Guest Artist - James Judd
Thursday 4/17
Conducting Master Class with Guest Artist - James Judd 04/17/2014
$0.00
SHOW 12:30pm
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An artist of outstanding versatility, British born conductor James Judd is sought after for his passionate musicianship and his charismatic presence both on and off the podium. Known for his extraordinarily communicative style and bold, imaginative programming, repeat engagements in concert halls from Prague to Tokyo attest to his rapport with audiences and musicians alike. In his distinguished career, James Judd has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony, the English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Sy...

SOM Departmental Recital #4
Thursday 4/17
SOM Departmental Recital #4 04/17/2014
$0.00
SHOW 3:30pm
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An afternoon concert featuring the premier students from each area withing the FIU School of Music.

FIU's Amernet String Quartet: Haydn, Shostakovich, & Fuerst
Thursday 4/17
FIU's Amernet String Quartet: Haydn, Shostakovich, & Fuerst 04/17/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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FIU's Ensemble-in-Residence, present an evening program including Haydn's Quartet in D-Major, op. 76.5, Shostakovich's Quartet #8 in C-minor, op, 110, and the Miami premier of Matthew Fuerst's Quartet #2. Lauded for their intelligence and immensely satisfying playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today's exceptional string quartets.

FIU School of Music Student Composer Concert
Thursday 4/17
FIU School of Music Student Composer Concert 04/17/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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An evening of music by FIU School of Music student composers and technology students at the graduate and advanced undergraduate levels. The works represent a variety of aesthetics and performance genres performed by FIU School of Music student performers.

FIU School of Music Master Classes- Forum with Koji Nakano
Friday 4/18
FIU School of Music Master Classes- Forum with Koji Nakano 04/18/2014
$0.00
SHOW 12:00pm
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New Music Miami Festival: Composition Forum featuring Japanese composer Koji Nakano; Koju Nakako is a full-time faculty member in composition at Burapha University in Thailand.

GuitArt Series: FIU Guitar Orchestra “Rhapsodie en Architecture"
Friday 4/18
GuitArt Series: FIU Guitar Orchestra “Rhapsodie en Architecture" 04/18/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The FIU Miami Guitar Orchestra, directed by guitarist/composer Mesut Özgen, will present an exciting program of music from Baroque to modern, as well as jazz and traditional musics from Latin America, Ireland, and Zimbabwe at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Among the highlights are “Tantra” by Carlos Rivera, “Rhapsodie en La” by Sébastien Vachez, “Dancing About Architecture” by Mark Visconti, Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’s beautiful “Aria” from the Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5, and Benjamin Verdery's "Scenes from Ellis Island" featuring surprise guest musicians in the exciting finale...

New Music Miami: Chamber Music from 21st Century
Saturday 4/19
New Music Miami: Chamber Music from 21st Century 04/19/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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New Music Miami Festival with Koji Nakano
Concert of 21st Century Chamber Music featuring composer Koji Nakano with the NODUS Ensemble and the Amernet String Quartet. Performing works by Nakano, Freeman, and others. More information at newmusicmiami.org.
Location: CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios

Masterclass with Ignacio Berroa
Friday 4/25
Masterclass with Ignacio Berroa 04/25/2014
$0.00
SHOW 12:00pm
Get Tickets

Free and open to the public. No reservation required.
Berroa shows students how to incorporate Afro-Cuban rhythms in Jazz, and how its development continues today. Throughout, Berroa peppers his presentation with fascinating anecdotes from his long career performing alongside some of the greatest Jazz masters such as Dizzy Gillespie, who was a pioneer embracing the vibrant sound of Afro-Cuban Jazz.

Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond: Recital & Lecture w/ Ignacio Berroa
Friday 4/25
Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond: Recital & Lecture w/ Ignacio Berroa 04/25/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:30pm
Get Tickets

Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond featuring Grammy- winning percussionist Ignacio Berroa, pianist Martin Bejerano, and bassist Armando Gola: Lecture + Performance: Friday, April 25th at 7:30pm-9:30pm
The event will include a special presentation by Igancio Berroa on “Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond” that covers 400 hundred years of Afro-Cuban and Cuban music. The influence of Afro- Cuban music goes beyond geographical borders and has left an undeniable mark on Jazz, America’s original art form. Latin Jazz is considered by many to be a heterogeneous mixture of Latin rhythms. However, few people are completely aware of how the beats of Afro-Cuban music evolved and became central to Jazz music.
*Proceeds benefit the Israel "Cachao" Lopez Scholarship Fund
Generously sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute, WDNA, and Cuban-American Student Organization at FIU