Here we are, confined in a strange existence for yet another week, month, whatever, trying to hold on to markers to make us feel part of community. We are at sea, as the saying goes. The one thing we have a lot of is time. Time to worry, time to dream, time to be angry, time for walks, for reading, for conversation, and time for music.
Carlene and the Dranoff offices are working remotely to move forward while our artists are very much actively part of our music community. As we reach out to them to be part of Music Monday, we are in absolute awe of their dedication, perseverance and ingenuity. It is inspiring how each find ways to stay connected and relevant. In good times, their work is wonderful. In current times, their work is essential.
Jeroen is one of our closest Dranoff artists and just introduced us to Mike Del Ferro in a January performance in our annual collaboration with the Coral Gables Art Cinema. They created a new score for Alfred Hitchcock’s silent classic The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, a score with music by composers as diverse as Beethoven, Gershwin and Crumb, a journey that allowed the listener to drift in and out of the chimera of time and place.
Today, we share with you one of their past concerts, one that follows the ebb and flow, invention and response of two artists who are each masters of their craft, and each trust each other to move to the next part of the dialogue.
Thank you for being such an important part of this very conversation. Your presence, both physical and now virtual, has been core to everything we do. With your continued interest and support, we will abide, and rise to this challenge.
The Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation