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Piano recital featuring José López at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (March 06, 2017)

The South Florida Chapter of the American Liszt Society and Deering Estate present a piano recital on Friday, March 17th at the Deering Estate. Part of a multi-season Liszt Piano Series, the evening features South Florida-based pianist Dr. José López with a program that highlights Cuban composers in the era of Franz Liszt. The concert takes place inside the historic Stone House Ballroom 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. 

Dr. José López’s recital, "Cuban Composers in the Era of Franz Liszt" features contradanzas by Saumell, Cervantes and rarely heard works from Gaspar Villate, a composer mostly associated with opera - a genre that in turn inspired a transcription of Verdi’s Traviata by XIX composer Nicolas Ruiz Espadero. Also included, to be heard in Florida for the first time, are composed by another Romantic figure, Jose Comellas, whose world premiere CD will launch on the Toccata Classics label.

For more information on the 
Chamber & Liszt Concert Series, including additional concert dates, please visit the Deering Estate website. 
 
About the Artist
Dr. José López is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Keyboard program at Florida International University.  As President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Liszt Society, López organizes concerts, recitals and master classes at FIU and other South Florida venues. His recent recording of Alkan-Mozart transcriptions received rave reviews from London Times and other publications. His latest release – piano works by the XIX century Cuban composer José Comellas  -  inaugurates a new series in the Toccata Classics label dedicated to unknown and unrecorded works by Cuban composers.

South Florida Chapter of the American Liszt Society
The Liszt Piano Series features the South Florida Chapter of the American Liszt Society, dedicated to disseminating the work and ideals of Franz Liszt.  The Chapter, inaugurated in 2010 at Florida International University’s School of Music, has since presented yearly mini Festivals at FIU’s Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall and at other venues throughout South Florida, including the Deering Estate and the Coral Gables Museum. In 2012 the Chapter inaugurated a new Piano Series at the Deering Estate, including recitals and master classes.

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.