FEBRUARY 2018

Dear Friends -

Bookends?

This month, Dranoff is presenting two very different experiences, bookends in a way to the core of our mission - the artform of 2 piano music. 

February 4th, Superbowl Sunday,  almost 400 of us shared space, time and air with artists who brought us to tears and then to thunderous applause and three curtain calls. Please read below the comment made by Dr. Paul Posnak, eminent concert pianist and academic, about Duo Chipak Kushnir and the four wonderful singers, Brad Diamond,  James Bass, Amanda Crider and Sarah Brailey. 

On February 28, we will share space, time and air with student poets to be moved by their voices and message. Having met the extraordinary young people, I know that our hearts will move up into our throats, touched by their voices. They will be part of a professional ensemble of performers centered on the piano Duo Trivella.   Read below for more on PIANO SLAM 10 - meet the pianists, Davide and Daniele Trivella, poet Aja Monet, choreographer Augusto Soledad, director Tea Alagic. And the poetry competition finalists, 17 Miami Dade Public School middle and highschool students.

I want to share with you, in great sorrow, news about the death of one of our community's most beloved members, Marvin Leibowitz.  It is hard to find the words that captures his immense open heart, his impishness, his business acumen, his humility, his guidance,  his great stories, his wicked sense of humor, his love for his family and friends and community. 

He was a longtime, great friend of the Dranoff 2 Piano, and a man whom I admired and cherished deeply. He loved life and lived it well. Thank you, Marvin!

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Warmly,

Gabriele Fiorentino
President, Dranoff Board

 
 

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