Dranoff 2 Piano and the Coral Gables Art Cinema present SUNRISE: A Song of Two Humans

Dranoff 2 Piano and the Coral Gables Art Cinema present forgotten giant of silent film SUNRISE: A Song of Two Humans with a live performance of original and new Classical/Jazz score
By: Dranoff 2 Piano
MIAMI - April 3, 2019 - PRLog -- Media Contact:

Carlene Sawyer


Dranoff 2 Piano and the Coral Gables Art Cinema present forgotten giant of silent film SUNRISE: A Song of Two Humans with a live performance of original and new Classical/Jazz score

(Miami, April 3rd, 2019) On every cinephile's favorites list, SUNRISE, stands as one of the greatest and most exciting films you have never seen with brand new score LIVE.

On Thursday, April 18th Dranoff and the Coral Gables Art Cinema will partner for "2 Pianos and the Music of Silent Films" a 1st ever Miami showing of the Oscar-winning film SUNRISE: A Song of Two Humans.

Winner of three Academy Awards and voted in the top five silent films of all time, SUNRISE: A Song of Two Humans is presented by the Coral Gables Art Cinema and Dranoff with international piano stars Bobby Mitchell and Ashley Hribar. The live 2-piano performance features a brand-new score of Chopin, Ravel, Strauss, Gershwin and Duke Ellington, along with original music scored for the film.

Directed by FW Murnau (Nosferatu and the original Dracula). SUNRISE is an exciting tale of Temptation, Lust, and Loss, and represents a new technological step in the evolution from silent film to talkies. SUNRISE is the first film to have a musical score and sound effects recorded directly on the film.  The live performance of 2 piano and percussion sound effects by Bobby Mitchell and Ashley Hribar may be one of the few live performances ever done for this film.

In the very first Academy Awards ceremony SUNRISE: A Song of Two Humans won best actress for Janet Gaynor, who went on to be one of Hollywood's biggest talkies stars, winning another best actress Oscar for the very first A Star is Born movie. SUNRISE also won Oscars in the cinematography and most artistic categories.

Thursday, April 18th at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon in Coral Gables.  Film and concert 7:30pm. VIP tickets are $100 and include preferred seating and a pre-concert Bacardi & light bite reception at 6:30pm. General Admission is $50 at 7:30pm   TICKETS. www.gablescinema.com

About the Artists

Bobby Mitchell is a young American pianist whose interests are embedded in the here and now of music as performance art in combination with the more standard classical repertory of centuries past. He is active as a solo, duo and collaborative concert pianist on modern and historical instruments Experienced in the fields of improvisation, composition, and conducting, has led Bobby to push the boundaries between composition and improvisation, interpretation and spontaneity, between traditional and brand-new repertoire. Bobby has performed in such venues as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC (USA), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and the Adrienne Arsht Center (Miami, USA)

Ashley Hribar is an Australian born pianist-composer of German and Slovenian parentage. He has developed a reputation as a versatile musician embracing multimedia and silent film, world music and a broad range of traditional genres. Ashley has a deep interest in contemporary aesthetics and is an advocate for the Australian music endeavour.  Ashley's compositions are poly-stylistic collages often employing extended techniques, voice and the deployment of objects for sound effects.  Recent works include Improvisation for piano and didgeridoo (2018), the soundtrack/dance score to the 1911 silent film Richard III, commissioned by Silents Now, U.K) and the silent film scores to The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (Wiene, 1922) and Faust (Murnau, 1926).

About Dranoff

For 33 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.

About Coral Gables Art Cinema – Where Great Films Live

In its 8th year the Coral Gables Art Cinema (CGAC) continues to serve South Florida as its premiere nonprofit cinema with a mission to bring the best independent, foreign, and classic films to the region's vibrant, diverse, multicultural and multilingual community. Open 365-days a year, its state-of-the-art auditorium boasts 141 seats, 4K digital projection, 3D, and often shows films on 35mm & 70mm. CGAC's National Theatre Live program is a groundbreaking project broadcasting the best of British theatre from the London stage into the Cinema at a fraction of the cost of a stage play. Dedicated to educating the next generation of cinema goers CGAC produces the Miami International Children's Film Festival a culturally rich and entertaining annual event. The monthly Family Day program brings classic family friendly film titles in the form of inexpensive family fun to the community.

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