Living Artist Concert Series
The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble - Founding Artists: Dr. José R. López (Pianist), Laura Wilcox (Violist), Ross Harbaugh (Cellist) and Scott Flavin (Violinist) with guests.
The Living Artist Concert Series (LACS) combines ensemble performances with lectures, visual art exhibits, environmental awareness and interpretive programs. It acquaints the public with the best of South Florida's artistic spirit through collaborations with faculty from the University of Miami and Florida International University, principal players of regional, national, and international professional orchestras, top youth performers and national/international guest composers. Concerts are held in the historic Stone House Ballroom - which provides intimate seating for 125 guests, possesses superb natural acoustics for chamber music and offers a perfect environment for the exhibition of visual art.
The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble is comprised of founding members: Jose R. Lopez, piano (Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, Florida International University), Ross Harbaugh, cello (University of Miami), Scott Flavin, violin, (University of Miami) and Laura Wilcox, viola (Greater Miami Youth Symphony artistic staff). 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.
Thanks to The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. and Miami-Dade Parks, the ensemble has been able to fulfill a unique partnership with The Deering Estate at Cutler. From different parts of the Americas and sharing in vast musical experiences worldwide, The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble brings its audiences diverse listening experiences. The ensemble is in their sixth season (2012-2013) and through a commitment to teaching, the ensemble looks forward to presenting public master-classes and lectures for audiences of all ages.
The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble has received awards from the Met-Life Foundation/Meet the Composer and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs, has performed in different venues in Miami-Dade County and in New York City, including a LIVE performance on 91.3 WLRN South Florida's Arts Beat hosted by Ed Bell.
2012-2013 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:
All concerts begin at 7:15 pm; Meet the Artist Reception at 6:30 pm.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
Featuring a world premier by Composer-in-Resident, Jurai Kojs along with works by Janácek, Hummel, and Dvorák.
Sunday, NOVEMBER 18, 2012
Guest clarinetist, Margaret Donaghue Works by American composer-Libby Larsen; Dohnány and Mozart’s Grand Partita. Art Installation by Alex Trimino.
Sunday, JANUARY 20, 2013
Featuring legendary American violinist Charles Castleman. Featured works by Jose White y Lafitte and Pablo de Sarasate, UM composer, Lansing McCloskey, and Dohnányi’s piano quintet in C minor.
Friday, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
“Dreams of Biscayne Bay”
Featuring guest composer, Roberto Sierra, (Puerto Rico) along with works by Schubert, Touzet, Lecuona, Valdés, and Brahms, G Minor piano quartet.
Friday, MARCH 22, 2013
"Women of Note"
Featuring New York City based composer Victoria Bond in an operatic evening of chamber works by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn. Soprano Susana Diaz will be featured as Clara.
Sunday, APRIL 21, 2013
Join us for the season finale concert featuring Franz Schubert’s famous ‘Trout’ quintet and song, new song cycle by Composer-in-Residence Juraj Kojs, and guests Lissette Jiménez, mezzo-soprano, Huifang Chen, violin; Juan Carlos Peña, double bass with the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble.
SPECIAL ADDITION - NEW! PIANO SERIES
In collaboration with American Liszt Society - South Florida Chapter, the Deering Estate at Cutler presents an array of international pianists in chamber music programs, providing an inspiring, entertaining and affordable musical experience.
Thursday, September 27, 2012: Naoki Sekino (Japan)
Thursday, April 4, 2013: Gülsin Onay (Turkey)
$15 per concert
Concerts begin at 7:15 pm; Meet the Artist Reception at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - Chamber Music Masterclass (Ross Harbaugh, Scott Flavin)
10:00 am -11:30 am & 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Both master classes will be held in Stone House Ballroom. This Master Class is also part of the scheduled activities for the Fee Free Play Day at the Estate, and admission for the general public is free.
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - Strings Masterclass with Charles Castleman
10:00 am -11:30 am
Free with Estate admission
February 16, 2013 - Piano Masterclass
Free with Estate admission
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Greater Miami Youth Symphony Conceto Competition
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free with Estate admission
Season Subscription: $120 includes 6 LACS Concerts & Piano Series
Adult Ticket: $25 per LACS concert
Adult Ticket: $15 per Piano Series concert
Student Ticket: $12 per LACS concert (Grades K-12 with Student I.D.)
Tickets can be purchased online for an additional fee. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233. Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
With the Support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor, Board of County Commissioners, MetLife Creative Connections – Meet The Composer Program, University of Miami, Florida International University, Greater Miami Youth Symphony, The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc., Steinway Piano Gallery of Coral Gables and the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove.