Memorial Concert for Ladislav Kubík, Professor of Composition

On Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall, College of Music faculty and students will honor the memory of Professor Ladislav Kubík, eminent Czech-American composer and Professor of Composition at the FSU College of Music (1991 -2017), with a memorial performance of his original works. Admission to this concert is free and open to the public.


Sonata-Portrait (2010)
Aulos (2017)
Subterranean River (2017)
To Be a Poet (2016)
Elegy (1995)
Sinfonietta No. 1 (1998)

Performances by:  Phyllis Pancella, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Sung, violin; Elizabeth Ramos, violin; Pamela Ryan, viola; Raiden Thaler, viola; Evan A. Jones, cello; Gregory Sauer, cello; Melanie Punter, bass; Karen Large, piccolo; Eva Amsler, flute; Amy Selkirk, oboe; Hank Landrum, clarinet; Anthony Poehailos, bass clarinet; Jeff Keesecker, bassoon; Robert Palmer, horn; Matthew Mignardi, trumpet; Kenneth Johnson, trombone; Ross Hussong, percussion; Justin Ball, percussion; Chris Tomlinson, percussion; Mary Roman, harp; Jacqueline Pollauf, harp; David Kalhous, piano • Alexander Jiménez, conductor



Ladislav Kubík (1946–2017), eminent Czech-American composer and Professor of Composition at the Florida State University College of Music, passed away in his sleep on October 27, 2017. Kubík's first orchestral works, composed in his teenage years, received their premieres at the Dvořák Hall at the Rudolphinum in Prague. As a student at the Prague Academy of Music, he received diplomas in composition and music theory in the early 1970s, followed by the "Aspiranture of Arts" in composition in 1980. He was the recipient of many awards and prizes, including first prize in UNESCO’s International Rostrum of Composers Competition, first prize in the International Franz Kafka Composition Competition, first prize in the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Composition Contest, two Florida Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships, and (in 2010) a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Prior to his arrival at FSU, Kubík taught at the Prague Conservatory, at Charles University in Prague, at the Université d'Orsay, and at the University of South Florida. In 1994 he established the Czech-American Summer Music Institute in Prague and taught there annually for two decades; in 1995 he founded the Ladislav Kubík International Prize in Composition, supported by Florida State University, which drew entries from around the world. Kubík's own compositions have been performed in nearly thirty countries and have been widely released on commercial recordings. He was a member of the American Composers Forum, the Music Teachers National Association, the Society of Composers Inc., the Association of Czech Musicians and Musicologists, and the Society of Czech Composers. He became an American citizen in 2002.



The Opperman Music Parking Lot will be open for patron drop off, but parking will be limited due to construction. Patrons will be able to access Opperman Music Hall lobby through the West entrance from the OMH parking lot. The East entry (closest to Copeland St.) is also available for entry and for accessible entry (patron elevator) in the Calloway Courtyard between the music buildings. The sidewalk from the OMH parking lot to the East entry is now open, so if an accessible entry is needed patrons may be dropped off either in the Opperman Lot or come from Copeland Street to proceed to the elevator. Please do not go beyond construction barriers or onto the Terrace due to the presence of construction materials and unsafe walking conditions.

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:30pm

Opperman Music Hall

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Arts/Entertainment, Music & Concerts, General

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music, FSU, memorial, concert, composition


Free and open to the public

College of Music


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