Il Furioso releases Handel CD

We are pleased to announce that Professor of Musicology David Dolata and his group Il Furioso, have just released their third CD on the London record label Toccata Classics: George Frideric Handel, The complete ‘Amen, Alleluia Arias, HWV 269–77 with music by Church, Croft, Pittoni, and Anon.

This project was funded by an FIU Humanities grant and CARTA in collaboration with Boston University’s Center for Early Music Studies. Each of the recording’s 22 tracks is a first recording. According to Toccata Classics’ press release:

And would you believe that there was some unrecorded Handel? These nine ‘Amen, Alleluja’ arias use just those words as the basis for virtuoso vocal display – and when sung by a true male soprano, as here, the effect is electrifying.

Also performing on the CD is FIU School of Music faculty member Juvenal Correa-Salas. The recording is available in multiple formats at

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Andreas Scholl

For those of you who will be in the Boston area or have friends there who might be interested, David Dolata will be performing two concerts with renowned countertenor Andreas Scholl, his Il Furioso co-director Victor Coelho, and viola da gambist Laura Jeppesen. The full schedule of events sponsored by Boston University’s Center for Early Music Studies can be found below.


PBA Early Music Festival Concert II


The PBAU Early Music Festival presents Il Furioso, described by critics as “an early music power trio.” For this concert they are joined by rising star male soprano Robert Crowe in a performance of works from their latest CD for Toccata Classics, featuring the first recordings of George Frideric Handel’s complete “Amen, Alleluia” arias, along with stunning vocal works from 17th-century England and instrumental music for the theorbo and organ.

The show will be held in Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; PBA students free.

PBA Early Music Festival Concert I

Join us for Concert I of the Early Music Festival, which features Monteverdi’s “II Combattimento di Tancredi E Clorinda” at 8 p.m. in Vera Lea Rinker Hall on April 7.

This performance is directed by Michael O’Connor and prepared by the Opera Workshop and Producing Director, Marilyn Mims. Performers include Victor Coelho, David Dolata, and Juvenal Correa-Salas of Il Furioso and Adriana Ruiz.

Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; PBA students free.

Festival rate: $15 for both performances (Concert I and Concert II on April 8th) if purchased prior to Friday night’s concert.

Changes for the FIU Collegium Musicum

Juvenal Correa-Salas


Beginning in Fall 2017, keyboard player and conductor Juvenal Correa-Salas will take over FIU’s Collegium Musicum from David Dolata, who will turn his attention to teaching the graduate Bibliography course instead.

For further information about Collegium Musicum, contact Juvenal Correa-Salas at For permission numbers, registration information, or instrument check-outs, contact Dr. Dolata at


David Dolata lectures on the CESR Encyclopedia of Tablature and Tolgahan Çoğulu lectures on Microtonal Guitar at the Miami International Guitar Festival

Tolgahan Çoğulu will present his award-winning instrument design microtonal guitar explaining its underlying concept and repertoire. The first prize winner in the 2014 Margaret Guthman Musical Instruments at Georgia Tech, Microtonal Guitar was accepted and funded as a scientific research project at the Istanbul Technical University Dr. Erol Uçer Center for Advanced Studies in Music. All the frets of the microtonal guitar are movable in the channels under each string. Besides, any number of frets can be inserted into or removed from the fretboard.

David Dolata will introduce the Encyclopedia of Tablature, scheduled to be released in 2017, containing 450+ essays on 40 types of tablature written by an international team of leading experts. After its release, the Encyclopedia will take its place as the only comprehensive reference source on tablature. The Encyclopedia is published under the auspices of the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance/CNRS, the publisher of the famous series of books on French lute tablature, and Brepols in Belgium, and co-edited by Philippe Vendrix, John Griffiths, and David Dolata.

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Collegium Musicum/Viol Class Registration

Collegium Musicum in Fall 2017 will include both Viol Class throughout the school year and/or participation in Collegium Musicum’s concert as a part of the FIU School of Music’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We will need vocal soloists, strings, viol players, trumpets, oboes, and continuo (keyboard and cello).

To sign up for either Collegium Musicum or Viol Class, register for the following:

MUN 1471: freshmen and sophomores

MUH 3474: juniors and seniors

MUH 5477: graduate students

You may also sign up for 0 credit.

Contact Dr. Dolata for permissions.

Viol class usually takes place on Tuesdays from 3:30–5:00 in WPAC 157 though it is still too early to firmly establish the schedule. Rehearsals for the Reformation concert will take place either on Tuesday afternoons at 3:30–5:00 (at the same time as Viol Class) or Tuesday evenings at 5pm and/or on an ad hoc basis depending on the participants’ schedules. Many of the rehearsals will take place as a component of another ensemble’s rehearsal time, e.g., choir, orchestra, etc.

Please let Dr. Dolata know if you are interested as soon as you can and contact him with any questions.

Miami Traffic to the tune of Greensleeves

Angel Marchese, tenor and David Dolata, lute at the Coral Gables Museum at FIU Magazine’s TotalBank Distinguished Speaker Series Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program: Shakespeare and Cervantes Timeless Commentators on the Human Condition. Text by David Dolata with the assistance of Angel Marchese and Marcus Norris, written for FIU’s Frost Art Museum exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio.