Dranoff 2 Piano presents "The Ocean's Soul – Songs of the Sea & Civilization"

Contemporary & traditional Classical music featuring Ralph van Raat and Maarten van Veen illuminating the culture & music connection to our environment through works of Igor Stravinsky, John Luther Adams, and Joep Franssens.
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Dranoff 2 Piano presents

"The Ocean's Soul – Songs of the Sea & Civilization"

Contemporary & traditional Classical music featuring Ralph van Raat and Maarten van Veen illuminating the culture & music connection to our environment through works of Igor Stravinsky, John Luther Adams, and Joep Franssens.

MIAMI (December 20) The Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation will present a 2 piano concert on Sunday, January 13th at 3pm at New World Symphony located at 500 17th Street on Miami Beach. This exciting and provocative concert will feature renowned Dutch Piano Duo Ralph van Raat & Maarten van Veen who will perform contemporary and traditional Classical works by John Luther Adams and Stravinsky reflecting the dark environmental turbulent times for our ocean.

Through the region's highest audio/visual technology, Classical music will be accompanied by photo art of Johannes Bosgra and Science in video from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science (CARTHE) illustrating the beauty of our ocean and the destruction of Miami's waters through pollution and climate change.

The question posed by the music is best summed by Pulitzer prize winning composer John Luther Adams.

"In the presence of our deepening fears, we find ourselves immersed in the myseterious beauty of this world. Amid the turbulent waves can we still find the light, the wisdom and the courage we need to pass through this darkness of our own making?"  ~

John Luther Adams

Ticket prices for "The Ocean's Soul – Songs of the Sea & Civilization" are

$35 general admission, $50 for VIP, and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at www.NWS.edu


John Luther Adams Dark Waves (2007)

with projection "the frozen sea" by Johannes Bosgra

Joep Franssens , Old Songs New Songs (2016)

Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring (1913)

Culture and the environment in video

About the Artists

Ralph van Raat – Ralph has been completely fascinated by Classical music of the twentieth century since the age of 14. Although his repertoire ranges from Bach to Boulez, his primary focus has always been on composers dating from Debussy, Bartók and Ives to present day masters. Van Raat helps audiences identify with modern day composers by adhering to a classical approach: he firmly believes that a strong sense of classical structure as well as a refinement of tone is essential in conveying the logic and poetry of any music, certainly including his repertoire of choice. Van Raat has often performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Frankfurt, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and the China National Symphony Orchestra.

Maarten van Veen – Pianist and conductor Maarten van Veen was a winner, along with his brother Jeroen van Veen, of the Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition in 1995. He studied at the conservatories of Utrecht, Prague and the Mozart Academy. He was early to specialize himself in the performance of contemporary music besides the classical repertoire. In 1998 he worked with Robert Craft on Stravinsky's piano repertoire, and recorded" Les Noces" with the latter in the Abbey studios, London. The New York Times stated this recording as "the best recording ever [of the Stravinsky.]" Maarten has performed all over Europe and played with different orchestras and conductors, like Peter Eotvos, Howard Williams, Arie van Beek, Neal Stulberg and Robert Craft. He founded the International Piano Quartet (4 pianos) and played many concerts in the U.S.A. and Canada. In the Netherlands, Van Veen is member of the artistic board of the DoelenEnsemble and the Hortus Chamber, which offer programs with a panoramic view of the 20th and 21st centuries. Maarten van Veen is increasingly acclaimed as one of the most innovative and powerful musicians of today. Noted for the originality of his programming, critics have praised the intensity of interpretation as well the emotional impact he brings to the audience.

Johannes Bosgra – Bosgra has travelled to the most desolate places on earth from a young age, from Antarctica to Alaska. He developed a passion for photography on these journeys. Bosgra uses contemporary classical music as an inspiration in the creation of his photographic work and explores the links between classical music and visual art and is a pianist himself. He received awards by the International Photography Awards, Black & White Spider Awards and the Moscow International Foto Awards.  Bosgra was president of the classical music festival Hortus Festival and has worked for the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.

CARTHE – The Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE) studies the physical distribution and dispersion of oil spills and petroleum- based plastic pollution and its impact on the Ocean's delicate ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida straits. CARTHE's scientific work focuses of petroleum and plastic contaminants under the action of physical oceanographic processes, air-sea interactions and tropical storms.

About Dranoff 2 Piano

For 32 years, the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation has been the world's leading champion of exclusively two piano repertoire and artistry. It is the only international foundation, accredited by the World Federation of International Music Competitions, to discover, promote, and award honors to top professional duo piano artists through its competition, commissions, and presentations of duo piano concerts. The Dranoff promotes awareness in a new generation of students of the transformational power of music and the arts through its multi-disciplinary, educational, and inspirational concert program, PIANO SLAM.

For more information call Dranoff 2 Piano at 305-572-9900

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