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"Cuban Independence" concert presented by the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble

MIAMI (May 04, 2017)

The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble presents "Cuban Independence," a concert on Friday, May 19th at 8:00 p.m. featuring contemporary and historic Cuban composers with commentary in English and Spanish. The concert takes place in the historic Stone House Ballroom at the Deering Estate.

The program includes two sets of 19th century "contradanzas," some written in Santiago de Cuba and others by female composers, alongside Miami premieres of Aurelio de la Vega's Piano Trio (composed in 1949) and an unusual Suite for violin and piano by Dutch immigrant composer Hubert de Blanck.

The concert is at 8:00 p.m., with a Meet-the-Artists Reception at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $20 adults and $12 senior and student (K-12 and college with student I.D.). Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233. 

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 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.

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. Discover More history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!