MUSIC MONDAYS


Dear friend
 
Today I will give the introduction to Sebastian Spreng:  “In stormy times like the ones we live in, it is necessary to return to the source, such as Bach. His name, incidentally, means river in German. Water, today as yesterday, purifies.  Bach in music, the interaction of man with the absolute ideal.” 

I look forward to entering that stream next week as the Cuban-American Orlando Alonso will play the 24 preludes and fugues of the first book of Johann Sebastian Bach’s "The well-tempered clavier." 

Sebastian interviewed him for ArtBurst Miami. Here is the first question:
Why precisely this Bach? “Because I've been playing them since I was twelve years old; in fact, they were my ticket to the Havana Conservatory, but I never played them in full. It was, literally, “by the work and grace” of the pandemic, if the expression fits, since everything was cancelled. A return to the origin was imposed, to rediscover and revalue in silence... and then, what better company than Johann Sebastian Bach?” For the full interview, click here. 
The concert is at the New World Symphony on Thursday, March 24, at 8pm.

And I continue to look forward to see Orlando again on stage. On April 21 at the Arsht Center, he together with his brother and piano partner Orlay, will be the part of Piano Slam 2022. Playing the Cuban songbook, surrounded by Miami’s top young poets, mixed up with Afro Beta and dance by Gentry George. Another full immersion, this time into the river of voices and sounds of our world.  

Have a wonderful week. 

Warmly, 

Gabriele Fiorentino 
President, 
The Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation
Piano Slam




Danzas Cubanas - Adios a Cuba

Orlando Alonso

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