“Like the songs of John Lennon, the Imagine Series is the perfect harmonization of music with creativity to achieve an end result that is much greater than the sum of its parts. The Imagine Series Limited Edition is modeled after the white Steinway grand piano that John presented to Yoko Ono on her birthday in 1971. Each piano incorporates John’s signature, music, and a medallion indicating its uniqueness.”
musimelange had the privilege to have The No. 1 of the collection, donated for the “Meet the Artists @ The M Building” evening by The Steinway Gallery in Coral Gables.
Before the concert, Jason DeLeo (sommelier) walked us through the French wines specially chosen to pair the César Franck Piano & Violin Sonata.
1. Maison De La Colline Sancerre “La Craie,” Loire Valley, 2010
2. Vincent Dauvissat Petit Chablis, Burgundy, 2009
3. Domaine Wienbach, Gewurztraminer “Cuvee Theo,” Alsace, 2007
4. Albert Morot, “Beaune Ceurons 1er Cru,” Burgundy, 2007
5. Nicolas Jaboulet, St-Joesph, Rhone Valley, 2007
6. Chateau Michel De Vert Lussac Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, 2009
mmm! Cheese Table offer by The M Building-Wynwood Art District Miami.
After a weekend of concerts with The Miami Symphony, violinist Ilya Kaler, the only violinist to win Gold Medals at these three highly prestigious competitions: Tchaikovsky, Sibelius & Paganini, performed the César Franck Sonata in A Major for violin and piano with the Miami Symphony Orchestra pianist, Ciro Fodere in the magical living room of The M Building. So passionate! Perfect for a Valentine’s Day. Then Mr. Kaler performed with ease and perfection a virtuoso piece: The Kreisler’s Recitativo and Scherzo for violin solo.
Special Encore: J.S. Bach Double violin Concerto with Ilya Kaler & Anne Chicheportiche; accompanied by a string quartet and piano composed of New World School of the Arts professeur & one student from the Special Development Program.
The Lovely Daze Desserts Desserts Table:
1. Lovely Daze in a glass:
- Rose petal mascarpone cream + raspberry jelly + lichee jelly + almond biscuit + fresh raspberries.
- Milk chocolates and kikos feuilletine + dark chocolate ganache + hazelnut streusel + light vanilla cream.
2. Lovely Daze Macarons:
- Rose petal macaron + Valrhona ivoire chocolate ganache + rose water + candied rose petals.
- Cappuccino macaron + coffee espresso ganache +caffe espresso sugar crystals.
- Chocolate macaron + Valrhone Guanaja 70% cacao chocolate ganache + gold dust.
3. Lovely Daze Petit Fours:
- Dark Chocolate Dome (Valrhona Guanaja 70% cacao).
Juan Diego will be performing with the MISO and musimelange in March 2012.
Learning toque jerezano from native maestros such as El Carbonero and Jose Luis Balao, Juan Diego dove head first into studying flamenco guitar at the ripe old age of ten. He completed his training with Manolo Sanlucar and, in music theory, with Luis Balaguer. Enrolled in the Albarizuela
Children’s Ballet, he went on his first international tour. He thus began a solid career in dance accompaniment which he would develop after moving to Madrid around 1989. Juan Diego then joined the Rafael Aguilar company, performing “Carmen”.
Following this he worked with Luisillo in “Luna de sangre”, whose music he wrote; and then joined the Joaquin Cortes Company, coinciding with the premiere of “Cibayi”. He has also composed dance scores for Antonio el Pipa-“Herencia gitana”-and for Antonio Vargas-“La casa de Bernarda Alba”. Additionally, he has accompanied bailaores such as Joaquin Grilo, Juana Amaya, Merche Esmeralda and Antonio Canales, among others.
As a studio guitarist, Juan Diego has recorded with Remedios Amaya, Jorge Pardo, Sorderita, Pepe de Lucia; accompanying many of them live. Heterodox artists such as Tomasito and Maria Jimenez call on his toque from time to time. Juan Diego launched his first solo album, “Luminaria”, in Autumn 2003, with the collaboration of musicians like Jorge Pardo, Carles Benavent, Remedios Amaya and Diego Carrasco. The recording received the flamenco critics’ award in 2004. The international high-quality audio company Bose chose the Jerez-born guitarist and his music as the stars of the demo DVD to be used to promote their new home cinema equipment beginning in Summer 2005.
LISTEN: Malika by Juan Diego Mateos
♦ Tonight is the closing night dinner of Art Basel @ the m building in the Wynwood District of Miami. Imagine yourself entering the gallery appreciating the art of the TED prize: JR. You make your way to the astonishing living room designed by CHAHAN MINASSIAN, where you will find the fabulous host/owner of the m building in her open kitchen, preparing an amazing dinner for her closest friends who came from all over the world to attend to Art Basel.
♦ Dinner is ready to be served! in the garden surronded by sculptures of UGO RONDINONE, OSCAR TUAZON, FRONAZ WEST.
♦ Just before the dessert, our musimelange saxophonist, Matt Taylor interrupts the flow of the evening with “BEAT ME!” a piece by Barry Cockroft for tenor saxophone.
♦ Everyone gathered around the solo saxophonist, feeling the groove of this exiting romp through the history of rock n’ roll. After the final screaming note of the piece, Matt invited the guests into the living room for a Beethoven String Quartet performance.
♦ After the performance the guest got to meet the performers while savoring the dessert prepared by Lovely Daze Desserts.
Tonight, Wednesday, November 30, the Sagamore Hotel will present the world premier of artist Enrique Martinez Celaya’s The Master.
“The artist paces the beach at dawn wearing 18th-century garb while gesturing repetitively. His restless movements contrast with the easiness of the sunrise behind him.” (Katy Donoghue, Whitewall)
SOUNDTRACK by musimelange!
♦ The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank invited their client to an evening with artist Enrique Martinez Celaya. They enjoyed a performance of Beethoven Spring Sonata by Anne Chicheportiche & Ciro Fodere in honor of Martiez Celaya’s Schneebett, an installation inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven.
♦ The preview of The Master, a video created by the artist on the occasion of Schneebett’s installation at the Miami Art Museum paired with the sound of the violin and the piano graciously landed by the Steinway Gallery in Coral Gables, which resonated through the rooms of the Whale & Star Gallery like a spell binding song, made the evening unique and invigorating for the soul.
- WHAT: An Art Basel Opening celebration
- WHERE: @ Whale & Star
- WHEN: November 29th 2011
◊ WHAT: An Art Basel dinner party
◊ WHERE: @ the m building
◊ WHEN: December 3rd 2011
Anne Chicheportiche (violin)
Naomi Culp (violin)
Daniel Andai (viola)
Aron Zelkowicz (cello)