OCTOBER 2019

Dear Friends -

This year Dranoff celebrates a season focused on our home – Miami.

As part of the arts community, we want to reach toward new experiences interwoven with the comfort of some of the great musical, artistic and experiential classics.  As an organization, we explore new ways to showcase The Art of Two. All in the context of our city, our region, our home.

Our Season offers three concert experiences, each very different, all in celebration of The Art of Two.

On February 28, PIANO SLAM, Dranoff’s arts integration initiative, culminates with the 12th show co-presented with the Arsht Center. The theme for the educational and the artistic program is Miami Variations, and Still I Rise:  The Future of Miami’s People and Climate. Musically, it is anchored in Michel LeGrand’s "Variations Concertantes" ( a Dranoff commission). Thematically it explores how our city and our neighborhoods developed and have been influenced by migration, all of this in the context of Miami having the dubious honor of being ground zero for rising ocean waters. Miami’s star choreographer Rosie Herrera, the Argentinian singer Roxana Ahmed and DJ Cardi join forces with pianists Tal Cohn and Daniel Strange, under the music direction of Martin Bejerano.

On April 23, we anticipate another wonderful collaboration with the Coral Gables Art Cinema in presenting a live-to-screen screen concert of Alfred Hitchcocks’ The Lodger. A 1927 silent film, Hitchcock’s third, is generally acknowledged to be the one where he properly found his “voice”: that distinctive combination of death and fetishism, trick shots and music-hall humour, intense menace and elegant camerawork that assured his place among cinema’s giants. (Andrew Pulver, The Guardian, 2012)

As with last season’s Sunrise: A Tale of Two Humans, we will arrange both original and film music to interplay with the film.

On May 8, the brothers Orlando and Orlay Alsonso are going to set the Dade County Auditorium’s Black Box on fire with their Cuban Symphonic program. Conceived as an immersive, interactive show between the audience and the musicians, the program will feature a variety of Cuban styles from the golden era of Cuban music.

In the meantime – Save The Date!
In the not too distant future, we look forward to your contribution during the Give Miami Day philanthropic event. On November 21, the Miami Foundation asks you to exercise your philanthropy by supporting our community’s non-profit organizations.
Please put the Dranoff on top of your list; your gift is crucial in our ability to bring you the musical experiences you enjoy, and to enrich the lives of our Public School teachers and students through PIANO SLAM.  Details and how-to’s in the next newsletter. 

Warmly,

Gabriele Fiorentino
President
Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation

 

 
 

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