A&R Duo

Steinway Pianists Arianna Korting and Robin Giesbrecht met at the Juilliard School as prodigious individual artists, but soon found themselves performing together to rousing ovations wherever two pianos were on stage, from concert halls in Europe to East Asia and throughout the United States. Increasingly in demand for their combined brilliance and marvelous technique since their debut at the Hamburg Philharmonic Hall, their recent performances include debuts at the Rising Stars Series and Salon Series in the Hamptons, as well as in the Philippines.

An award-winning and avid chamber musician, Arianna was named one of the Rembrandt Young Artists at the Rembrandt Chamber Music Competition in Chicago and received the Live From Lincoln Center “Outstanding Student Performance Award”.

Robin Giesbrecht was awarded the Vladimir Horowitz scholarship at the Juilliard School as a student of Jerome Lowenthal and Joseph Kalichstein, where he received his undergraduate degree. He recently graduated from the Yale School of Music with a Master’s degree where he studied with Peter Frankl.

$20 general admission. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Muriel Anderson

Composer, guitarist, and harp guitarist Muriel Anderson has composed music since about age five. She fell in love with the guitar at an early age and learned every style available to her, beginning with folk, bluegrass and jazz. She received a degree in music from DePaul University and went on to study with classical virtuoso Christopher Parkening and with Nashville legend Chet Atkins. Her current CD “Nightlight Daylight” is a culmination of her creative spirit and has won 11 awards including Global Music Awards Best Instrumental Composition for “A Bakers Dozen.” She is founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity and the Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night®.

$20 general admission. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Mark Hosler of Negativland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN1z58l88dU

 

Mark Hosler is a founding member of the American audiovisual collage group Negativland. Since 1980 Negativland have been creating records, video, visual artworks, radio, and live performance, using appropriated sound, image, and text.

Mark takes a break from his Negativland duties to perform live and solo using a performance set-up built around various homemade one-of-a-kind electronic noise-making devices (including two of Negativland’s original “Boopers”).  Sometimes sounding like insane, alien, electronic insects fighting each other, the Boopers create a non-linear dynamic “living” system of sound. Using multiple Boopers (all based on Wills’s original design) and other homemade electronics as primary sound sources, Mark manipulates and augments the raw sound sources into a choral rainforest of pure electronic ear candy, erasing any easy distinction between the machine and the human.

$20 general admission. Please also bring food or wine to share.

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Duo Beaux Arts Piano

 

Duo Beaux Arts was formed in 2008 by internationally renowned concert pianists Tao Lin and Catherine Lan. The Duo has performed extensively throughout the US and Asia to both critical and audience acclaim, and just made its European debut  in France and Switzerland. In December, 2018 the Duo will be making its debut in Barcelona, Spain. The Duo specializes music from the Baroque to the contemporary eras, including Tangos and Ragtimes. In addition to their featured articles in Venice Fort Lauderdale’s Magazine and Parklander Magazine, they are also the founders of Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series in Naples, FL, which invites pre-eminent chamber groups in the world to perform in a wonderfully intimate setting.

$20 general admission. Please also bring food or wine to share.

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CF2: Pierrot Plus Percussion

The Central Florida Composers Forum is an organization of composers and new music practitioners dedicated to engaging the creative and larger community of Central Florida through the promotion of original and innovative music programming. Central Florida Composers Forum strives to be part of a larger cultural conversation where the musical, visual and other performing arts connect with audiences, foster vital collaborations, and produce multidisciplinary performances. Cultivating an audience for new music through education, workshops and outreach programs that create memorable artistic experiences for youth and community members are also central to the mission of Central Florida Composers Forum.

$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Suliman Tekalli

Violinist Suliman Tekalli has established his unique voice as an exciting and versatile soloist and chamber musician through his visceral yet elegant and mature performance style, captivating audiences with the depth of his interpretations an assured technique.  The abundance of his musical appetite is manifest in his vast repertoire ranging from the standards in the concerto and recital oeuvre through contemporary music and his own original compositions and transcriptions.

Suliman Tekalli has commissioned works from composers of his generation such as Michael Brown and Reena Esmail. As a composer/arranger/performer, he has transcribed and orchestrated classical and contemporary repertoire, from works of Chopin, Schubert and Ravel to Fazil Say, some which have been performed by ensembles such as the International Sejong Soloists. He gave the world premiere of his composition “Mephistoccata” from his solo violin suite Fables at the Montreal International Music Competition in 2013, receiving the Maurice and Judith Kaplow Prize for Uncommon Creativity from the Cleveland Institute of Music in the same year.

$20 general admission. Please bring food or wine to share.

Escape Velocity

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escapeVelocity presents a recital of rarely-heard masterworks for violin and piano. The program exists between two poles: Charles Wuorinen’s brutally beautiful Sonata for Violin and Piano and Olga Neuwirth’s celestially virtuosic “Quasare/Pulsare.” These pieces are contrasted with—and illuminated by—Judith Weir’s elegant and humorous “Music for 247 Strings” and Jessica Mays’s compactly lush “Duo.” Exploring symmetry, reflections, and the balance between opposing forces, Theo Chandler’s new work for escapeVelocity itself holds the program in balance.


Program:

Judith Weir: Music for 247 Strings (9’)
Theo Chandler: Reflected Arcs (11’)
Olga Neuwirth: Quasare/Pulsare (10’)
—Intermission—
Jessica Mays: Duo (5’)
Charles Wuorinen: Sonata for Violin and Piano (22’)

Dimas Sanchez with Fusion Beat

$10-$20 suggested donation. Please bring food or wine to share.

Fusion Beat performs different musical styles such as Jazz, World Music, Latin and Funk. This group is located in Orlando, Florida. Their influences range from Puerto Rican, Afro‐Cuban, South American, New Orleans, Be‐Bop, European and different Jazz styles. Each one comes from many musical backgrounds and influences. Together, they blend and create a fresh sound in a sextet format.

“Fusion Beat gives its listeners a feast for the senses in their new album Against All Odds. The sextet brings together fresh tunes with a vibrant  mix of jazz, Latin, funk, and world music.” Jazz Corner Review

Adam Golka

Polish-American pianist Adam Golka was recently selected by Sir András Schiff to perform recitals at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr in Germany, Tonhalle Zürich, as well as in Berlin and New York (organized by the 92nd Street Y). Adam has been regularly on the concert stage since the age of sixteen, when he won first prize at the 2nd China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He has also received the Gilmore Young Artist Award and the Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association.

Adam Golka acts as Artist-in-Residence at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where he teaches piano, chamber music, and leads the Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra.

Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor op. 10 #1
Michael Brown: 30 Chords for Adam (2017), Folk Variations (2013)
Roman Rabinovich: Antiquity from Memory Box (2017)
Beethoven: Sonata in F Major, op. 10 #2
Paderewski: Nocturne, Cracovienne Fantastique
Chopin: Fantasie op. 49, Mazurka op. 30 #4, Scherzo op. 31

$20 general admission. Please also bring food or wine to share.