South Beach Chamber Ensemble Presents "Music In Motion: Miami-Argentina-Brazil"

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Cultural exchange project includes concerts, radio show and educational activities in Salvador (Sept. 11), Rio de Janeiro (Sept. 14), Buenos Aires (Sept. 18) and Miami (Sept. 21-23) 
 
(MIAMI) – South Beach Chamber Ensemble (SBCE) launches a cultural exchange between the dynamic cities of Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Miami that includes public concerts in all cities and school concerts.  “Music In Motion: Miami-Argentina-Brazil” is the third in a series of international cultural exchange projects that SBCE is undertaking. 
 
“Music in Motion” begins in Salvador, Bahia, with a performance on September 11 at 8pm of piano trios by two contemporary Brazilian composers, Cesar Guerre-Peixe and Guilherme Bernstein Seixas, and the Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. The concert features the talents of Brazilian pianist Licia Lucas and SBCE violinist Thomas Moore and cellist Michael Andrews. Moore and Andrews performed together in previous SBCE events as well as individually at numerous venues throughout the world.  Lucas is a virtuoso pianist who has performed with great success, both as recitalist  and soloist, with more than 40 symphony orchestras in Europe, the United States and Latin America. 
 
The exchange continues in Rio de Janeiro with performance of the same works on Friday, September 14 at 5:30pm, Academia Brasileira de Letras and on Tuesday, September 18 at 8pm, Museo Fernandez Blanco, Buenos Aires. The events are made possible in part through grants from Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Board.  
SBCE presents three South Florida performances: on Friday, September 21, at 1:00pm on WLRN Radio 91.3 (Arts Beat with Ed Bell) which will be broadcast world-wide on www.wlrn.org, on Saturday, September 22 at 8:00pm, Barry University’s Cor Jesu Chapel in Miami Shores (11300 NE 2nd Avenue) and on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00pm, Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach (2121 Park Avenue), where SBCE has served as artist-in-residence since 1997. 
 
Performers for the concerts are familiar figures for South Florida classical music audiences. Licia Lucas has performed several times with the Symphony of the Americas in Fort Lauderdale. Thomas Moore served as concertmaster of the Florida Philharmonic from 1979 to 1981. Currently he is Professor of Violin at New World School of the Arts. Michael Andrews was a cellist with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Caracas, Naples Philharmonic and Southwest Florida Philharmonic, before moving to Miami Beach, where he founded the South Beach Chamber Ensemble in 1997 and continues to be a driving force for chamber music in South Florida. 
 
“Many observers would argue that Miami, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires represent the best – even the most exotic – of the North and South,” commented SBCE founder and cellist Michael Andrews. “All are vibrant, exciting cities that engage the human body and spirit in joyful and celebratory ways. South Floridians can appreciate the masterful musings of Brazilian and Argentine composers who combined the classical music forms of Europe with innovative and personal styles against a background of tropical desire.” 
 
Admission for “Music In Motion: Miami-Argentina-Brazil” at Barry University is priced from $10 to $15, with free admission for Barry University students. The concert at the Bass Museum of Art is free with museum admission. For further information on the September 23th concert at the Bass Museum, call 305-673-7530. 
 
“Music In Motion: Miami-Argentina-Brazil” is underwritten by grants from the State of Florida Department of Cultural Affairs and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners through their respective International Cultural Exchange grant programs. 
 
Additional support is received from the City of Miami Beach, the Mayor and City Commissioners, the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, the Consulate of Brazil in Miami Cultural Department, Barry University and the Bass Museum of Art. 
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Music in Motion: Miami-Argentina-Brazil Concert Schedule 

 
September 11, 2007   8:00 PM  Reitoria, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador  
September 14, 2007   5:30 PM  Academia Brasileira de Letras, Rio de Janeiro  
September 18, 2007   8:00 PM  Museo Fernandez Blanco, Buenos Aires  
September 21, 2007   1:00 PM  WLRN Radio Show, Arts Beat, Miami, Florida  
September 22, 2007   8:00 PM  Barry University Cor Jesu Chapel, Miami, Florida  
September 23, 2007   2:00 PM  Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida  
 
 
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