JANUARY 2018

It seems I just sent off the December update, and here we are - a month later. I know it is an old saw, but time does fly ever faster. Which is a reminder to not hesitate to act on any of your new year's resolutions... not to rush blindly, but also not to wait unnecessarily.

What does this have to do with music? I don't know, except maybe it is as a nudge to not let pass by the next concert, or the next four concerts, of the Dranoff season. 

Read more | January 2018
 

DECEMBER 2017

This is the last newsletter of 2017.  What a year it was!  I hope  you found respite in music, and that our concerts added to those moments of enjoyment. A huge "thank you" is due for your part in making 2017 excellent for the Dranoff and PIANO SLAM!

The Dranoff season was filled with engagements, partnerships and collaboration creating very different performances, each touching on a very specific chord (pun intended) of the 2 piano literature. 

Read more | December 2017
 

SEPTEMBER 2017

I am writing this from the country of John Fields and Robert Burnes, of Frank McCourt and Christy Brown, of people who overcome suffering with irrepressible joy - Ireland. My husband, friends and I spent our vacation in the southwest.  One evening, in a small pub, we were fortunate to be invited by a group of people to share songs, poems, dance and music in wonderful, extemporaneous performances. Everyone joined in,  including us foreigners who did not understand the words, but certainly understood their meaning. We felt so human, so connected!

Read more | September 2017
 

JULY 2017

For three decades, The Dranoff has been working to advance the art and artists of duo pianism. Through 12 international competitions, we have served as a career spring board for over 30 piano duos. We have commissioned 15 pieces of new music, including a concerto. We have created PIANO SLAM, a program that uses music - our music - to enhance learning and communication skills for teens.

Read more | July 2017
 

APRIL 2017

As board chair of the Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation, I am very proud to share news about a multiyear evaluation of Dranoff's signature community program, Piano Slam, by the Banyan Research Institute at FIU, made possible through a grant by the Ware Foundation.
The Ware Foundation has been a longtime supporter of Piano Slam.

Read more | April 2017
 

MARCH 2017

In March we celebrate  International Women's Day.  If she were still alive, Loretta Dranoff, the woman who founded our organization, could serve as an ambassador for this celebration. Her passion and her inner light ignited so many people's lives!

Read more | March 2017
 

FEBRUARY 2017

Here we are, celebrating the finalists of our annual Piano Slam poetry writing competition in a genre bending performance¬†that brings together Miami's poetic youth with the dancers of Augusto Soledad's Brazzdance troupe, the incredible piano chops of Bobby Mitchell and Ashley Hribar and the beats of DJ Brimstone 127.¬†BritWeek, with the support of The British Council, brings dub-poet Roger Robinson to be part of the ensemble. Directed by Teo Castellanos. Expect a great show. Expect to be moved. 

Read more | February 2017
 

JANUARY 2017

In this new year our organization aspires to grow your interest in our programs.  I invite you to stay close, to come to more events and to bring more friends along.   We want to serve you with high level musicianship and original, exciting programming, and we want to introduce you to new ways of experiencing our art form. 

Read more | January 2017
 
 
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  

DRANOFF INTERNATIONAL 2 PIANO FOUNDATION
3550 BISCAYNE BLVD., SUITE 702, MIAMI, FL 33137
305-572-9900 | MAIL@DRANOFF2PIANO.ORG
© 1985-2017 DRANOFF INTERNATIONAL 2 PIANO FOUNDATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
TERMS & CONDITIONS | PRIVACY POLICY

Steinway & Sons World Federation of Int'l Music Competition The Dranoff Twitter The Dranoff Facebook