Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
The 27th Season of the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation will introduce the Americas to the world’s top young talent in piano duos: the winners of the 2013 International Competition. The Dranoff 2013/2014 Season will present gold medalists Duo Yamamoto of Tokyo, Japan, Duo Yoo & Kim of Seoul, South Korea, and Duo imPuls of Stuttgart, Germany to the great concert stages of the Americas.
These extremely talented and exciting young artists will perform a full concert season in South Florida, and individual concerts in Chicago, New York, and the capital cities of Mexico, Guatemala, Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay and Chilé.
The concert tours will also feature Dranoff Artistic maestro Erik Ochsner, who will emcee the performances and lead audiences through the masterpieces of the great Classical and Contemporary composers who have written for 2 pianos, and the joy of the young stars who perform. The Miami concert season will begin with the return of Duo Yoo & Kim to the University of Miami Gusman Concert Hall on Sunday, December 8th at 4:00 p.m. to perform Classical Music’s best-loved composers Mozart, Chopin, Ravel, Schubert and Shostakovich.
On Wednesday, January 22nd, at the New World Center on Miami Beach, gold medal winners Duo Yamamoto will perform some of the great 21st Century classical works by William Bolcom, John Corigliano, Shelly Berg, Gabriela Lena Frank and Robert Xavier Rodriguez. Additionally, an educational and celebrity event will take place in the pre-concert talk with Bolcom, Berg, Rodriguez and Gabriela Lena Frank talking about their work, and composing music for 21st century audiences.
On Saturday, April 19th, Dranoff Laureates Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia will bring an evening of Gershwin, Chick Corea and Leonard Bernstein to the South Dade Cultural Center in “Jazz Squared.”
On May 15th, the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts and the Dranoff Foundation will present the 6th year of its classical hip-hop spoken word extravaganza on the stage of the Knight Concert Hall with classically trained jazz artists Sebastian and Barbara Bartmann. The ensemble will riff and jam to Seis cantos de los campos by Gabriela Lena Frank, and will introduce Miami to its top young poets, directed by Teo Castellanos.
For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.dranoff2piano.org, or call (305)572-9900.
Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation, Miami’s Gateway to the World of Music
For 27 years, the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation has been the world’s leading organization to champion exclusively two piano repertoire and artistry. It is the only international foundation, accredited by the World Federation of International Music Competitions, to discover, promote, and award honors to top professional duo piano artists through its competition, commissions, and presentations of duo piano concerts. The Dranoff promotes awareness to a new generation of students of the transformational power of music and the arts through its multi-disciplinary, educational, and inspirational concert program, Piano Slam.
The Dranoff is one of the few world-class performing arts organizations headquartered in Miami-Dade County, whose activities span the globe and create recognition abroad of the region’s positive image and commitment to the highest standards of creativity and the arts.
Dranoff also promotes Miami’s City and County as an international cultural destination. It exposes its home audiences to major international artists, thereby creating a cultural bridge to foster universal understanding and respect through music.
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