Thursday, February 23, 2023
7:30 pm EST
WPAC Concert Hall
$20 general, $15 senior/FIU faculty, staff, & alumni, $5 student
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Pre-Concert Talk by Stephen Goss
Thursday, February 23, 2023
7:00 pm EST
WPAC Concert Hall
Lecture: Biopsychosocial composition by Stephen Goss
Friday, February 24, 2023
3:00 pm EST
WPAC Recital Hall
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The 2023 Miami International GuitART Festival presents the world premiere of “Wynwood Walls” concerto for guitar and orchestra by award-winning  composer Stephen Goss, commissioned by MIGF through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, performed by guitarist Mesut Özgen as soloist, and FIU Festival Orchestra, directed and conducted by Maestro Javier Jose Mendoza. The program also includes Federico Bonacossa performing his own compositions for solo guitar and works by Baden Powell and Joaquin Turina as well as a guitar duo by Mesut Özgen.


“Miami is a city with a strong association with the visual arts. My concerto is set up like an art show. Wynwood Walls is based on 11 artworks which give their titles to the 11 short sections. The listener is led from one artwork to another. In performance the artworks could be projected on a screen behind the orchestra. The 11 sections run without a break.”
-Stephen Goss


1 Bathers at Asnières
2 I want my time with you
3 Sunflower Seeds
4 Clinamen
5 Nighthawks
6 No Woman, No Cry
7 #Lamentation
8 Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable
9 Selfie with Sunflowers
10 Infinity Room
11 Seurat’s Bathers

Artwork by:

1 Georges Seurat
2 Tracey Emin
3 Ai Weiwei
4 Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
5 Edward Hopper
6 Chris Ofili
7 Grayson Perry
8 Damien Hirst

9 Vincent Van Gogh
10 Yayoi Kusama
11 Howard Hodgkin