CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA & DRANOFF 2 PIANO FOUNDATION PRESENT
"Film Goes Classical" May 17, 2015
DRANOFF CLOSES SEASON WITH EXCITING PROGRAM FOR
PIANOS AND PERCUSSION By Lawrence Budmen, South Florida Classical Review
The Dranoff Foundation concert series has presented consistently imaginative programming, expanding the two-piano repertoire beyond the familiar scores of Mozart and Rachmaninoff.
“Bang the Ivories,” Dranoff’s final program of the season, proved the most innovative offering yet. In the clear, bright acoustics of the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Bay, the concert blended two pianos with marimba and percussion in music from the late 20th and early 21st century as well as a too-rarely-performed classic.
MIAMI'S MUSIC SCENE IS BOOMING
By Erik Ochsner, Artistic Director of the Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation
South Florida and the performing arts — who knew just how amazing? Art Basel has helped draw the world’s attention to Miami’s dynamic graphic arts scene. Less noticed is the role of the performing arts, in particular music, in Miami’s cultural life. I live in New York City, but I conduct orchestras all over the world — from Finland to New Zealand to France to China, to name a few. What has been bringing me to Miami for the past two years is my position as artistic director of the Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation, a homegrown Miami institution with global reach.