Piano Slam 4 Video - Complete Performance
This video features the complete concert that was performed for one night only in the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami Dade County Florida. The mission of Piano Slam is to utilize music as a tool and inspiration to give our youth a voice through artistic expression.
Piano Slam is a poetry writing competition that asks students to compose works of poetry inspired by music. Finalists performed their composition at our Piano Slam event at the PAX on May 4, 2012.
This year's music selection is "Two Pianos" by the composer, Morton Gould. Back for the fourth year, the Dranoff Foundation presents Piano Slam, a classical/hip hop mash-up featuring the classical and jazz music of Gershwin, Bach, and Miami's own Brian Murphy, performed by award-winning piano duo Van Veen. Also featuring the beats of DJ Brimstone 127, the steps of the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet and debut works by Miami's hot young poets.
Recommended by The Miami Herald, Piano Slam is a fantastically hip musical showcase for the voices of Miami's youth by an extraordinary collaboration of talented international and local artists. Directed by award winning theater producer and playwright Teo Castellanos.