Midwest premiere of Pamela Marshall’s Quinteto sobre los poemas de Carlos Pintado

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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

(Wausau, WI) – South Beach Chamber Ensemble (SBCE) continues its fourth annual free chamber music festival with the Midwest premiere of Boston composer Pamela Marshall’s Quinteto sobre los poemas de Carlos Pintado. We are proud to have commissioned this new work scored for violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano. Ms. Marshall studied at the Eastman School of Music and Yale University and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the oldest artists colony in the United States. Her piece is inspired by the poetry of Miami Beach-based Cuban poet Carlos Pintado. His book Self-portrait in Blue won the 2006 International Prize for Poetry Sant Jordi in Girona, Spain. Both Ms. Marshall and Mr. Pintado will be attending. Mr. Pintado will read his poems and Ms. Marshall will speak about her composing process and inspiration.

“Our mission is to bring together performers, composers and audiences,” commented SBCE founder, cellist and Wausau native Michael Andrews. “When I first met Pamela at a Chamber Music America conference in New York several years ago little did I dream that we would be commissioning and premiering her new piano quintet. And to find out that award-winning poet Carlos Pintado lives just two blocks from me in Miami Beach is a wonderful surprise.”

The other major work on the August 2 program will be American composer Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music, a lively piano trio in three movements incorporating American elements like jazz, swing and Dixie. Performing will be Sarah Schreffler, violin, Matthew Michelic, viola, Michael Andrews, cello, Cindy Blandino, double bass and Molly Roseman, piano.

The August 1 concert in the new Garden at the Yawkey House Museum will be an informal family affair. Bring a picnic, spread out your blanket and listen to the great songs of the 20th century, including George Gershwin’s The Man I Love and Cole Porter’s Begin the Beguine.

A third part of South Beach Up North is our ongoing outreach into the assisted living community. We will be returning to two institutions where we have played the last two years to warm and delighted reception. Support for South Beach Up North is provided in part by the Community Arts Grant Program of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, with funds provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board, a state agency, the Community Foundation and the B.A. and Esther Greenheck Foundation.

We envision a world where music inspires and energizes all people, creating peace, harmony, joy and unprecedented satisfaction in being alive,

South Beach Up North Performance Schedule

Thurs., July 30, 2009, 5:00pm

Rt. 51 with Glen Moberg, 91.9 WLB-FM
Live radio show

Sat, August 1, 2009, 6:00pm

Yawkey House Museum (in the Garden)
403 McIndoe Street, Wausau 54403
Onslow: String Quintet in A minor, Op.34
Tangos and American Songs (Gershwin and Porter)
Free admission

Sun, August 2, 2009, 12:00 Noon

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Franklin and 12th Street, Wausau 54403
Marshall: Quinteto sobre los poemas de Carlos Pintado (Quintet based on the Poems of Carlos Pintado) Schoenfield: Café Music
Free admission

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