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Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra and artistic director Dr. Lynn Sams Luce invite you to an intimate recital and lecture, with the brilliant and dynamic Brazilian pianist...

Zelia Chueke

March 12, 2009, 8:00pm
Black Box Theatre
Performing and Visual Arts Wing, University Center
Nova Southeastern University


Enjoying music is personal, and while it can be shared, it is also very private. Join Zelia Chueke as she illustrates how to listen to better enjoy the glories of musical composition. Alone with her piano she will open your eyes and your ears to new dimensions in tonal pleasures.

Elegant and dynamic, Zelia Chueke represents the finest in multi-talented musicianship. She is performer, professor and author extraordinaire. Prior to her performance with Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra on March14 and 15, Ms. Chueke has graciously agreed to share her vast knowledge of Brazilian classical, and perhaps some not-so-classical by definition, music with the AFSO audience.

Ms. Chueke earned her post-doctoral degree at the University of Paris/Sorbonne, a DMA from the University of Miami School of Music, a Master of Music from the Mannes College of Music in New Yrok and a BM in Piano, Summa Cum Laude, from the Federal Uiviersity of Rio de Janeiro. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda.

Since the age of 8 Ms. Chueke has performed in various venues including solo and chamber music recitals, orchestral concerts, contemporary music festivals, lectures and recordings for radio and television broadcasts. She is also committed to new music and composers worldwide have dedicated many works to her.

She debuted at the Bechstein Saal in Vienna in 1987, returning in 1989 for a recital of works by Debussy and Brazilian composers at the Palais Clam Gallas' Salon Rouge which launched similar performances for the next decade in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, New York, Washington, Miami and Paris.

No stranger to South Florida, and equally at ease on stage or in the classroom, Ms. Chueke taught at the University of Miami (1997-2000) and the University of Florida-New World School of the Arts (2000-2002); she was Music Director of the Notes, Strokes and Movement concert series at the Lowe Art Museum and of the niversity of Miami Dance Program (1999-2002).

She presently splits her residence between Paris, Rio and Curitiba where she is Dean for Undergraudate Music Studies & Associate Professor at the Federal University of Parana; she is an Associate Researcher with the Observatoire Musical Francais/Sorbonne Paris, with books and articles published in Europe, Brazil and the United States.

Ms. Chueke has been described as having subtle musicality, a gifted pianist - technically, musically and intellectually - brilliant and stylistically exquisite. Arbie Orenstein of the Aarson Copland School of Music said that she "brings extraordinary talent to the concert platform as well as a probing mind and a genuine love of music."

Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra is delighted to present this electrifying talent to its concertgoers and friends. The evening is complimentary to all and guaranteed to be a memorable experience.

Directions to the Black Box Theatre at Nova Southeastern University:

From University Drive, enter Nova Southeastern University on SW 30th Street (Abe Fischler Boulevard), heading east.

Continue east to Ray Ferrero Boulevard and take a right turn (south) - a parking lot will be immediately in front of you, to your right.

From the parking lot walk south past the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center and the Alvin Sherman Library, continuing south to the University Center building.

The Black Box Theatre is to your immediate left after entering the University Center building.

And Don't Miss the Concert:

Classics to Contemporary

Zelia Chueke will be in performance with the Ars Flors Symphony Orchestra on March 14 and 15. Conducted by renowned maestro, Isaac Chueke, Zelia offers a program of classical Brazilian composers - Francisco Braga, Francisco Mignone, Ricardo Tacuchian and Carlos Gomes. The second half of the concert counterbalances the classical Brazilian works with the more contemporary rhythms of samba and bossa nova featuring legendary jazz pianist, composer and arranger Antonio Adolfo and vocalist Carol Saboya presenting the works of Antonio Adolfo, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Edu Lobo and Ari Barroso.
March 14, 7:30pm - Amaturo Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale - call 954-462-0222
March 15 - Lincoln Theatre, Miami Beach - call 305-673-3331
Preconcert lecture at each performance at 6:30pm
Tickets: $35, $25 and $10 - at the box office, by phone, or through www.arsflores.com

Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
ArtServe Building
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

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