(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.