Miami Bach Society’s legacy to be continued by RK Cultural Productions, Inc.

With this message, I’d like to introduce you to RK Cultural Productions. Rise Kern, former Miami Bach Society board member, and Margie Lopez, former Executive Director of The Miami Bach Society, have joined their experiences and strengths to continue the legacy the Miami Bach Society began 35 years ago. Acknowledging South Florida’s great need to have outstanding cultural events, presented locally for our residents, students, and visitors, RK Cultural Productions will be presenting early music concerts as well as those featuring later repertoires.

Ms. Kern and Ms. Lopez share the same vision of enriching the lives of our residents and students with two outreach programs. They are proudly announcing the continuation of “Bach to School,” as well as initiating a new outreach program geared towards patients, doctors, and staff in local hospitals called “Bach to Health.” Both of these unique and outstanding programs will be funded by supporters and will be free to schools and hospitals.

Another important goal of RK Cultural Productions’ mission is to support local artists by offering a professional platform in which they can perform locally, as well as participate in the Outreach Programs.

The 2019 Season will consist of three concerts, at RK’s website.In addition, “Bach to School” and “Bach to Health” will be on-going with each visiting artist. All schools and hospitals wishing to participate should contact them at Any individuals and corporations wishing to become a sponsor should visit their website to obtain further information.

Please see the attached flyer for information regarding their first concert at the FIU School of Music Concert Hall on Tuesday January 29, 2019 at 7pm. FIU students are admitted free with ID and RK Productions will honor FIU’s annual pass holders.

Early Music at FIU Spring 2019 Update

We’re pleased to announce that the FIU Collegium Musicum has returned from its hiatus under the able direction of Juvenal Correa-Salas. Our concert will take place on Saturday March 23 at 7pm at the FIU School of Music Concert Hall. It will feature a variety of music exploring the influence of dance rhythms from the Medieval to Baroque eras.

Juvenal Correa-Salas and male soprano Robert Crowe at their recent performance in San Antonio for the American Musicological Society.

The Miami International Guitar Festival under the direction of Mezut Ozgen continues its tradition of including early music among its offerings. On Tuesday February 19, in Lutorama, David Dolata will  tour the audience through his lute collection explaining the differences among the instruments and will play a little bit on each one while displaying the tablature he reads from on the big screen.

David Dolata

On Thursday, February 21 flutist Sanna Rootveld will demonstrate performance practice techniques when playing ornaments in Baroque music.  Both events take place at 11 am at the FIU School of Music Instrumental Rehearsal Hall WPAC 157.

Sanna Rootveld

At 6 pm on Saturday April 13 soprano Orianna Gutierrez will include three lute songs accompanied by David Dolata on her senior recital. This event will take place at the FIU School of Music Recital Hall WPAC 150. 

Orianna Gutierrez
Michael O’Connor, Director of the Palm Beach Atlantic University Early Music Ensemble

Finally, at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 Palm Beach Atlantic University presents its Biennial Early Music Festival. Assisted by past and present members of FIU’s Collegium Musicum as well as David Dolata on lute, Friday’s concert presents early music selections from across Europe during the first half of the concert and Charpentier’s Te Deum for the second half. On Saturday join PBAU’s guest artists in a diverse program featuring predominantly woodwind repertoire with violin (Sandra Rubio) and harpsichord (Juvenal Correa-Salas) including works by Boismortier and Vivaldi. Both concerts take place at the DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

For detailed information on these events either click on the dates on the calendar in the right sidebar or go to the calendar in the menu.

Please return to the calendar periodically as there are other events in the offing that have not yet been scheduled.

We hope to see you soon,

David Dolata on behalf of Juvenal Correa-Salas and the FIU Collegium Musicum.