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Concert presented by the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble

MIAMI (January 24, 2017)

The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble presents the concert "Beethoven and His Time" on Friday, February 17th at 8:00 pm inside the historic Stone House Ballroom at the Deering Estate. The concert, that takes place during Black History Month, features Beethoven's "Kreutzer" sonata, originally conceived for and performed by George Bridgetower, a noted violinist of African/European ancestry. Rounding up the program are works by the Guadeloupe-born Joseph Boulogne and the Bohemian composer Jan Vanhal.

The concert is at 8:00 pm, with a Meet-the-Artists Reception at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 adults & $12 Senior and Student (K-12 & college with student I.D.) Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233. The Ticket Office is open daily, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For more information on the Chamber & Liszt Concert Series, including additional concert dates, please visit the Deering Estate website.
 
The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble
Celebrating their 10th Season, The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble connects with the travels of Charles Deering to present works of original Spanish heritage and traces their influences into Cuba and beyond. Complementing the Ensemble presentations, the South Florida Chapter of the American Liszt Society produces compelling recitals by contemporary pianists Kemal Gekic and Jose Lopez.

Comprised of founding members: Jose R. Lopez, piano (Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, Florida International University), Ross Harbaugh, cello (University of Miami), Scott Flavin (University of Miami) violin, and Laura Wilcox (MyCM - Miami Youth for Chamber Music),viola. This ensemble came together out of a mutual respect for nature and the beautiful Deering Estate with a love to perform chamber music, work with living composers, and interact with history, nature and other art forms.

Cultural Arts Programming is made possible with support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Diario Las Américas, and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided Historic House & Natural Areas Tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.