NODUS Ensemble

Initiated by faculty composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia, NODUS is the contemporary chamber music ensemble in residence at Florida International University’s School of Music. Specializing in the cutting edge Art music of our time, the makeup of the ensemble varies for each concert depending on the works being presented. The ensemble’s repertoire includes recent music by composers from around the world as well as works written specifically for the ensemble.

NODUS debut at the FIU Festival of the Arts in November 1998 and shortly thereafter was featured at the January 1999 New Music Miami Festival. Subsequent performances have included the 1999, 2000, and 2001 FIU Music Festival, the 2001 Music of the Americas Festival, the 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 New Music Miami ISCM Festival, the 2004 International Computer Music Conference, and numerous other concerts held at a variety of South Florida venues over the past several seasons. The ensemble has been featured at the Norton Museum, Wertheim Performing Arts Center, the Wolfsonian, Spanish Cultural Center, Miami Art Central, Miami Art Museum, among other performing spaces in the region. The musicians in NODUS include internationally acclaimed performers, flutist Elissa Lakofsky, clarinetists Paul Green, Julian Santacoloma, saxophonist Roby George, pianists Jose Lopez and Jennifer Snyder, percussionists Michael Launius, Mark Schubert, violinists Mari-Liis Pakk, Saul Bitran, Luis Fernandez, violist Michael Klotz, Laura Wilcox, cellist Phil Lakofsky, contrabassist Luis Gomez Imbert, sopranos Michelle Cohen, Karen Neal, Kathleen Wilson, tenor Robert Dundas, among others.

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Selected Concerts (not including New Music Miami Festival)

November 2009
International Contemporary Classical Music Festival in Lima, Peru. More

Fall 2008 – Spring 2009 all performances part of the New Music Miami ISCM Festival Series (Select Miami ISCM from the menu on the left)

June 2008
Miami Art Museum
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March 2008
f(x) Marathon
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March 2008
Miami Art Museum
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March 2007
Miami Art Central
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October 2006
Miami Art Central
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May 2006
IAWM Conference
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April 2006
Miami Art Central
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February 2006
SubTropics Music Festival
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November 2005
Spanish Cultural Center
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October 2005
Wolfsonian
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November 2004
FIU Music Festival Wertheim PAC
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November 2004
ICMC performances UM (overview)
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July 2004
Miami Art Central
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January 2004
FIU Wertheim PAC
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November 2002
FIU Festival of the Arts – Wolfsonian
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May 2001
Norton Gallery
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November 2000
FIU Festival of the Arts – FIU North Campus
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November 1999
FIU Festival of the Arts – Wertheim PAC
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November 1998
FIU Festival of the Arts – Wertheim PAC
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