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For Immediate Release:
January 03, 2011

Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668



12th Annual Moonlight & Music Valentine's Day concert at the Deering Estate

Featuring Victor Espinola
Concert begins at 8 p.m.; Gate opens at 7 p.m.


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Celebrate Valentine's Day at the 12th annual "Moonlight & Music" Valentine's Day Concert at the Deering Estate on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 8 p.m. This year's concert will feature multi-instrumentalist and singer, Victor Espinola, who is best known for playing the Paraguayan harp. His style of music is influenced by a combination of Flamenco, Gypsy, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, African, Pop, and Dance.

The "Moonlight & Music" Concert is a unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day in Miami. Couples can enjoy a romantic outdoor concert under the stars, on the edge of Biscayne Bay. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets. No coolers permitted. Limited refreshments and food will be available for an additional fee. Concert tickets are $20 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased online for an additional fee or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Parking is free.

About the artist:
A descendent from Spanish and Guarani Indians, Victor Espinola was born into a family of musical talents from Paraguay. He discovered his love for music by the age of seven after his father gave him a guitar. At the age of 10, Victor began to learn the skill of playing the World famous Harp. He honed his skills on the harp as well as vocals, and eventually was asked to perform in many Latin American countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Ecuador. By the age of seventeen he had the opportunity to tour for two years in Europe, playing in Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany. This won him recognition as one of the best harpists in the world.

Victor now composes, produces and performs his original music. With his unique blend of Flamenco, Gypsy, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Afro, American Pop and Dance music, he is in demand everywhere he plays. "I never seen anybody play the harp like that…he is Virtuoso" is a quote from Yanni the first time he saw Victor playing. Yanni invited Victor to be part of his 2003/2010 World Tour. Victor's agenda is without boundaries, and his only quest is to continue sharing and spreading his music to many cultures around the world.

For more information on Victor Espinosa, please visit www.victorespinola.com.

For more information on the "Moonlight & Music" Valentine's Day Concert, or to purchase tickets online please visit www.deeringestate.org or call the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

About the Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm (October – May). EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit www.deeringestate.org.


 

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