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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Deering Estate Festival of the Arts- EVENT: FEBRUARY 22

A romantic moonlit Valentine’s concert kicks off the Deering Estate Festival of the Arts – a ten-day celebration of literary, visual and performing art at the historic Estate with events and programs from February 14 – 24, 2013. A curated exhibition Speak Now, places artistic interjections throughout the grounds, one-night only art events, classical and chamber ensemble concerts, walk and talk Curator’s tour, and a spectacular closing Red Carpet Wrap-Up are just some of the cultural experiences offered.

Guest can enjoy an "ALL ACCESS PASS” for only $75.  A limited number of ALL ACCESS PASSES are available and can only be purchased ONLINE. Individual event tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or at the event.
The ALL ACCESS PASS includes:
  • FREE ADMISSION to the Estate for the month of February;
  • Admission to ALL Deering Estate Festival of the Arts events;
  • Admission to the Nite Hike on Wednesday, February 13;
  • Admission to the "Voices of the Past" Ghost Tour on Thursday, February 21.

Friday, February 22, 2013
Concerts begins at 7:15 pm; Meet the Artist Reception at 6:30 pm
Adult Ticket: $25 per concert
Student Ticket: $12 per concert (Grades K-12 with Student I.D.)
Featuring guest composer, Roberto Sierra, (Puerto Rico) along with works by Schubert, Touzet, Lecuona, Valdés, and Brahms, G Minor piano quartet. The Living Artist Concert Series (LACS) combines ensemble performances with lectures, visual art exhibits, environmental awareness and interpretive programs. It acquaints the public with the best of South Florida's artistic spirit through collaborations with faculty from the University of Miami and Florida International University, principal players of regional, national, and international professional orchestras, top youth performers and national/international guest composers. Concerts are held in the historic Stone House Ballroom - which provides intimate seating for 125 guests, possesses superb natural acoustics for chamber music and offers a perfect environment for the exhibition of visual art.

THE DEERING ESTATE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE comprised of founding members: Jose R. Lopez,piano-Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, Florida International University, Ross Harbaugh, Prof. of cello-University of Miami, Scott Flavin, Prof. of violin-University of Miami, and Laura Wilcox, viola -Greater Miami Youth Symphony artistic staff. The ensemble members share not only a love of chamber music and a desire to work with livingcomposers, but also a respect for nature and natural history. Thanks to The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. and Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation, this ensemble has been able to fulfill a unique partnership with The Deering Estate at Cutler. Performing regularly at the Deering Estate at Cutler and in a variety of other venues the ensemble brings to its audiences diverse listening experiences from a broad range of composers, past and present. Committed to teaching, the ensemble presents workshops throughout the season and has received awards from the Met-Life Foundation/Meet the Composer and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs. Outside of performances in Miami-Dade County the ensemble has been featured in the ‘Cutting Edge’ Concert Series in New York City.

COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE - From Slovakia Juraj Kojs is currently the new Composer-in-Residence for the Deering Estate Artist Village. Juraj is a composer, performer, multimedia artist and producer living in Miami, FL where he is the director of the Foundation for Music Technologies (FETA) and manages the monthly 12 Nights of Electronic Music and Art series. Kojs' compositions have won many awards and many key ensembles perform and commission his works, including the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble. His creative and research work reaches to the areas of music which not only include melodic, moving music that depicts nature, and folkloric aspects from his home in the Tatry mountains to works that push at the threshold of hearing, action-based acoustic and electro acoustic music. Kojs’ muscle-powered multimedia Neraissance—described as “striking and unforgettable,” received the Best Art Performance 2010 Award from Miami New Times. Kojs holds a PhD. in Composition and Computer Technologies from University of Virginia, was a Postdoctoral Associate in Music Technology and Multimedia Art at Yale’s Department of Music and a visiting lecturer at University of Virginia Kojs currently teaches courses in audio production at Miami International University of Art and Design.

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