12 Nights: From Paganini to Hindman
Saturday, 10/18/2014 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Harold Golen Gallery
2294 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
Cost: $10; free with student ID
12 Nights Miami: From Paganini to Hindman
featuring Benjamin Sung, violin and electronics
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8PM
Harold Golen Gallery, 2294 NW 2nd Ave, Wynwood Art District, Miami FL, 33127
In collaboration with Harold Golen Gallery
Admission: $10; free with student ID
It is rare to hear a single instrument alone for an entire recital program unless it is piano, but solo instruments have inspired some of the most creative work from composers throughout history.Â This program traces the sparks of imagination inspired by the violin.Â Early caprices by Pietro Locatelli and Niccolo Paganini established a tradition for experimentation with technique and new sounds, and the modern Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino takes up that baton in his own Caprices for violin solo. New works by Dorothy Hindman, Charles Mason, and Juraj Kojs enlarge the palette considerably with electronics.Â
Assistant Professor of Violin at Florida State University, violinist Benjamin Sung is also concertmaster of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, a faculty artist at the Brevard Music Center, and a roster artist for Florida Arts on Tour.Â Recent concert highlights include the 2014 Brevard Music Festival, XIII Festival y Academia del Nuevo Mundo in Maracaibo, Venezuela, the Cuban premiere of the Schnittke Concerto Grosso No. 1 and the Estaciones Portenas by Piazzolla, and a TED talk for TEDx Fargo. Sungâ€™s recent album of new American works entitled FluxFlummoxed was hailed by Fanfare Magazine as â€œa brilliant performance of four superb works.â€ www.benjaminsung.com.
With the support of FETA, Harold Golen Gallery, SFCA and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.