Dranoff 2 Piano presents "Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman"

Honoring the uncommonly, outstanding and extraordinary women composers of great Classical music. -Concert in Coral Gables on March 2nd
By: Dranoff 2 Piano
Fanfare Uncommon Woman 2023 Dranoff Website V3
Fanfare Uncommon Woman 2023 Dranoff Website V3
MIAMI - Feb. 15, 2023 - PRLog -- "Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman" comes to Dranoff 2 Piano in Miami from a series of concerts presented by the Makrokosmos Project of Portland, Oregon.     Piano Duo Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia will perform the arc of modern and contemporary classical music from Clara Schumann to Meredith Monk to Chen Yi to Gabriela Lena Frank on March 2nd at the Coral Gables Congregational Church.

"Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman"

Thursday, March 2nd at 7:30 PM

Coral Gables Congregational Church

3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134

VIP Seating $50, General Admission $35, Students $5

The concert title is a tribute to Aaron Copeland's 1942 American masterpiece

"Fanfare for the Common Man."

Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia are the artists and creators of "Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman" and the founders of the Makrokosmos Project. Last month a critic described Stefanie and Saar's duo piano performances as "sensitive to furious. They sound out of the inner values of the instruments in a wide variety of timbers, gliding over white and black keys. They tempt a listener with that" - Martin Aleman, FURTTALER January 2023.

The concert "Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman" also honors awards women who have made positive differences in our society and culture. This tribute becomes Miami local in the honoring of two of the great founders of South Florida's musical scene and of the Dranoff 2 Piano. Loretta Dranoff, who established the first internationally accredited 2 piano competition in the world with finals and premieres in Miami. Dranoff 2 Piano joined Van Cliburn, Cleveland, Tokyo, and Chopin in great piano competitions. "Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman"  also honors Ruth Greenfield, one of the pillars of musical performance in Miami. Ruth is an American pianist and teacher who through music broke racial barriers and brought together black and white students taught by black and white teachers in the very first integrated music conservatory in Florida. At 99 years old, Ruth Greenfield is still a force in the Miami-Dade community and a performer.

Tickets are available online at www.Dranoff2Piano.org

About Dranoff

For 37 years, the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation has been the world's leading champion of exclusively two piano repertoires 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 the Artists

Pianists Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia collaborate as DUO Stephanie and Saar in dazzling performances filled with visceral excitement, elegance and artistic vision.

Recent performances include their Lincoln Center debut with Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring; collaboration with Philadelphia's Orchestra 2001 in a complete performance of Frank Zappa's The Yellow Shark and Symphony Space's Wall to Wall Bernstein, a marathon celebration of Leonard Bernstein's 100th anniversary. The duo's 2017 recording of Johann Sebastian Bach's The Art of Fugue has garnered tremendous praise; Stephanie and Saar toured The Art of Fugue extensively with stops in Portland, Sacramento, Phoenix, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, among others. Their recording of György Kurtág's four hand transcription of Bach's Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God's Time is the Very Best of Times) was featured on the soundtrack of the documentary film Red Trees. Beethoven Dialogues, their 2014 album featuring Beethoven Quartets Op. 18 Nos. 1, 4 and 6 in rarely heard four hand arrangements, was chosen as Album of the Week on New York Public Radio WQXR. Stephanie and Saar are the artistic directors of Makrokosmos Project, a contemporary music festival in Portland, Oregon featuring American music and Oregon-based musicians. Highlights of the 2015 inaugural festival include standing-room performances of George Crumb's complete Makrokosmos I & II and Celestial Mechanics. Oregon Arts Watch frankly states "It was one of 2015's peak Oregon musical moments." Makrokosmos Project has since presented the entirety of Crumb's Makrokosmos I-IV and premiered works by Gerald Levinson, Branic Howard and Gregory Hutter. Other peak performance include collaborations with New World Symphony's Percussion Consort; multiple projects with Miami's Dranoff Two Piano Foundation including the world premiere of Fantasia de Très Mundos by Cuban-American jazz pianist Martin Bejerano; Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival; Washington DC's Smithsonian Museum of American Art and sold-out performances at New York City's (le) poisson rouge. While pursuing graduate studies at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Stephanie and Saar were inspired by Leon Fleisher to explore the Beethoven string quartets in a duo piano setting. The duo, who are married to each other, reside in New York City. Outdoor enthusiasts, they recently completed the 93-mile Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier.

Carlene M. Sawyer

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