(Wausau, WI) – South Beach Chamber Ensemble (SBCE) continues its fifth annual free chamber music festival with the celebration of Robert Schumann’ 200th birthday. The German born Schumann (June 8, 1810 – July 29, 1856) was one of the most famous Romantic composers of the 19th century. He had hoped to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist, having been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe after only a few years of study with him.
(MIAMI BEACH) – South Beach Chamber Ensemble (SBCE) performs its last concerts of the season featuring early 20th century English composers and our continuing collaboration with award-winning Cuban poet Carlos Pintado. Mr. Pintado was inspired by Edward Elgar’s String Quartet in E minor, Op. 83 to create a new fusion of poetry and music. Elgar (1856-1934) had been trying to write a quartet that pleased him since he was twenty-one. It was not until the end of the Great War (WWI), when he was in his sixties, that he felt able to turn to chamber music with any confidence.
For release June 17, 2009 - SOUTH BEACH CHAMBER ENSEMBLE PRESENTS: South Beach Up North
Midwest premiere of Pamela Marshall’s Quinteto sobre los poemas de Carlos Pintado