Thursday, December 1, 2011

SoBe Arts

For six extraordinary days, internationally acclaimed Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano (The Red Violin) will join fellow international classical music superstars, cellist Matt Haimovitz, violist Kim Kashkashian, violinists Anastasia Khitruk and Lara St. John in the inaugural SoBe Arts American Masterworks String Festival to be presented Monday, December 5 through Saturday, December 10 at SoBe Institute of the Arts in Miami Beach.

Most festival events will take place on the SoBe Arts campus, 2100 Washington Avenue. The irresistible combination of accessibility to outstanding performers and music, the perfect post-Art Basel Miami winter weather, the beautiful setting and excellent acoustics of this intimate venue all promise to make the festival a rare experience for contemporary and classical music lovers. Daily performances and demonstrations will be open to the general public for free or low-cost admission.

The Festival will conclude on Saturday evening, December 10th at the Colony Theater, Lincoln Road, with a pre-concert talk by Corigliano and a Festival Finale Concert with all the guest artists performing. The complete schedule, individual ticket and festival pass information for all events are available online here.

“To bring SoBe Arts into national prominence has been my vision since we opened
our doors six years ago,” says Dr. Carson Kievman, Executive Artistic Director. “The passion, artistry and distinctive sound of these truly exceptional musicians playing vibrant American repertoire will be a once-in a lifetime experience for our audiences. With Corigliano as composer-in-residence along with such brilliant performing artists as Haimovitz, Kashkashian, Khitruk and St. John on campus, rarely will our community be offered the opportunity to hear such incredible musicians in performance in addition to participating in one-on-one lecture demonstrations and master classes."

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