Miami Grands – Presented by Miami Piano Circle and Barry University
Sunday, 04/27/2014 – 04/27/2014 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Barry University – Ruth K. & Shepard Broad Auditorium
11300 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33161
Cost: $20.00 General Admission; $100 VIP with Reception and Preferred Seating
Presented by the Miami Piano Circle and Barry University, ten world-renowned pianists and Barry University professors will take the stage and simultaneously play on ten grand pianos. An original concert piece, composed by Michael Torke and inspired by Miami will feature an arrangement of movements that will highlight the “Magic City’s” diverse landscapes, culture, and people.
Georgi Danchev will conduct pianists Mia Vassilev, Kristin Camacho, Dionisio Camacho, Jamila Tekalli, Stepan Rudenko, Alan Ngim, Daniel Manoiu, Asiya Korepanova, as well as Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition winning duo Stephanie Ho, and Saar Ahuvia.
The evening’s repertoire will include selections arranged for a 10-piano ‘orchestra’ such as: “The Everglades,” “South Beach,” “Star Island,” “Mojitos & Stilettos,” and “Coconut Grove,” among others.
Composer, Michael Torke has been commissioned by organizations such as the Walt Disney Co., the New York Philharmonic, PBS, and the International Olympic Committee. The pianists have played around the globe including Carnegie Hall, Teatro di Marcello in Rome, and New York’s Lincoln Center.
The event is sponsored by Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation, Miami Piano Circle, Piano Music Center, and Miami-Dade County, Miami Shores Community Alliance, Bank of America.