DECEMBER 2018

2018 was an interesting year.

For me, these past 12 months were a jumble of conflicting states of being: deep joy, as for instance being present in the soaring beauty of Beethoven's sublime Ode to Joy, or holding my granddaughter for the first time with my other arm around her brother; or bone chilling fear at the thought of what kind of world we are leaving for those children. The wish to be better stewards and better angels. And the constant question of what I personally can do to make a change.

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NOVEMBER 2018

Today, I am writing to you to ask you to join me and other friends of the Dranoff 2 Piano in participating in Give Miami Day 2018, a 24 hour philanthropic olympiade.

Thanks to the generosity of you and those who came before you, the Dranoff has been bringing the art of 2 piano music to artists and audiences for more than three decades.

Read more | November 2018
 
OCTOBER 2018

Welcome to the new Dranoff 2 Piano Season, "The Ocean's Soul".

The season's concerts offer a brilliant palette of moods and colors, from the majesty  of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony to the breathtaking Becoming Ocean by John Luther Adams, Stravinsky's savage  Rite of Spring, romantic and classical classics such as Debussy's La Mer, movie music taking us under the sea, and the contagious and surprising music of the big island down south, Cuba  Don't miss any of this, beginning with our first concert on October 28 titled Beethoven, Past and Present.  

Read more | October 2018

 

MAY 2018

in this last newsletter of the 2017/2018 Dranoff season, I would like to share with you a look back and a preview. But I also do not want to forget the now.

Let me begin with the now. The now is that, thanks to you, Dranoff 2 Piano is celebrating 32 years of championing the unique Art of Two: discover and present new 2 piano stars; commission new works at a high level; present live Classical performances to enrich and engage thousands of public school teenagers with their participation in the annual PIANO SLAM program.

Read more | May 2018
 

MARCH 2018

let me start with some exciting news:

At our next concert on April 5, we are premiering the latest Dranoff commission for two pianos, An American Dream by Jorge Mejia. It will take its place in Duo Bergman's journey through America's Classical Classics. Elizabeth and Marcel have developed this program to give tribute to great composers of north and south America. Jorge bridges that arc. Born in Colombia, he now lives in Miami. He is a Steinway Artist, and deeply interested in two piano music.

Read more | March 2018
 

FEBRUARY 2018

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.  

Read more | February 2018
 
 
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