Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music hosts 14 musical events in September and October

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Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music hosts 14 musical events in September and October

Eric Van der Veer Varner
Eric Van der Veer Varner

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Boca Raton, Florida – August 17, 2016 Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today invited the public to attend 14 musical performances during September and October 2016.

“Our talented students and extraordinary faculty look forward to sharing the beautiful world of music during 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. Please join us in September and October as we kick-off another magnificent season.”

Conservatory of Music concerts run from September 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.

Sept. 15
Five Centuries of Bassoon Music
· Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
· Eric Van der Veer Varner, bassoon
Join Eric Van der Veer Varner for bassoon music ranging from the Renaissance to the modern era. Critically hailed as “the epitome of the ‘with-it’ academic,” Varner performs with great passion and more than a little humor as he strives to bring the sounds of the bassoon to a wider audience.
Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall
Tickets: $20

Sept. 22
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

Sept. 24–25
Lynn Philharmonia No. 1
· Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
· Sunday: 4 p.m.
· Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa
· Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G Major
· Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
· Stravinsky: The Firebird (1945 version)
· Featuring a world-premiere work by the winner of the Lynn Composition Competition
Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $50 for box, $40 for orchestra, $35 for mezzanine
Sponsors: Rosalie and Jack Schlegel

Sept. 29
From the Studio of Lisa Leonard: Twice as Nice!
The superb students of the Instrumental Collaborative Piano Studio showcase hallmarks of the duo piano repertoire, including works by Mozart and Rachmaninoff.
· Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $10, general admission

Oct. 5
Keyboard Master Class with Michael Tsalka
Michael Tsalka earned his bachelors degree from Tel Aviv University; a piano solo diploma from the Scuola Superiore Internazionale del Trio di Trieste; and three degrees, including a doctorate in piano performance, from Temple University. He has presented 75 master classes and lecture-recitals. Tsalka was the artistic director of the Bach Festival in Beijing and co-artistic director of the Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival in Kuopio, Finland.
· Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall
Tickets: FREE

Oct. 6
J.S. Bach: The Art of the Fugue with Keyboardist Michael Tsalka
Performing with equal virtuosity on the harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord, square piano, chamber organ and modern piano, Tsalka presents a wide span of music, from early Baroque to the present. He will perform on the conservatory’s historic fortepiano and its new double-manual harpsichord, built by conservatory student John Weisberg.
· Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall
Tickets: $20

Oct. 9
2016 Lynn Concerto Competition Final Round
Finalists perform before guest judges Robert Sullivan, trumpet (Northwestern University);
Borivoj Martinic-Jercic, violin (Iowa State University); and Marina Lomazov, piano (University of South Carolina). Winners perform as soloists with the Lynn Philharmonia Nov. 12 and 13, conducted by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa.
· Sunday: 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall
Tickets: FREE

Oct. 10
Piano Master Class with Marina Lomazov
Marina Lomazov has given performances in South America, Asia, Europe and in nearly all 50 states. She has performed as soloist with the Boston Pops, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Piccolo Spoleto. She is professor of piano at the University of South Carolina where she is founder and artistic director of the Southeastern Piano Festival.
· Monday: 2 p.m.
Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall
Tickets: FREE

Oct. 13
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

Oct. 15–16
Lynn Philharmonia No. 2
· Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
· Sunday: 4 p.m.
· Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa
· Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
Featuring Roberta Rust, piano
· Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
· Debussy: La Mer
Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $50 for box, $40 for orchestra, $35 for mezzanine
Sponsors: Arlyne and Myron Weinberg

Oct. 20
Dean’s Showcase No. 1
· Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center / Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall
Tickets: $10

Oct. 21
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

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 five most international schools and the top 25 most innovative. 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 http://www.lynn.edu/events.