FIU’s Prestige Cultural Series to feature performances by School of Music

Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) and the School of Music present the fourth annual Prestige Cultural Series, featuring four performances by students from opera, musical theatre, piano, and string ensembles across venues in North Miami and Sunny Isles Beach. The Series opens with “An Opera Matinee” on Sunday, December 2nd and resumes in early 2013 with a performance titled “Musical Theatre Across the Ages,” a piano recital featuring Czech composers called “Czechoslovakian Spring,” and concludes with “Afternoon Delight” including a gourmet luncheon prepared by students from the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and a performance by FIU’s Graduate String Quartet.

“We are thrilled to partner again with our community sponsors to present the Prestige Cultural Series,” said Steven V. Moll, Vice Provost of BBC. “With their assistance we are able to bring quality cultural events to our community and showcase our talent.”

Details for the first event are as follows:

“An Opera Matinee”

Under the direction of Robert Dundas, associate professor and director of vocal studies, the FIU Opera Theatre ensemble performs renowned arias by major composers. Patrons are invited to a reception immediately following the performance with light refreshments sponsored by Exquisite Catering.

December 2nd at 4:30 p.m. Mary Ann Wolfe Theater, BBC 3000 N.E. 151 Street, North Miami General Admission: $20

The Series is sponsored by the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Bal Harbour Village, the Town of Golden Beach, Dr. Jules Oaklander, Commissioners Billy Joel and Bob Diamond, US Century Bank, Herb Gruber and Donna Lee, Stanley and Bunny Mestel, Jan and Harold Solomon. For more information about the series, contact Julissa Castellanos at 305-919-5708 or via email

For more information about the School of Music, visit All programs, ensembles, ticket prices, availability, dates and time are subject to change. Visit for up-to-date information for details and schedules.

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