“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).