The Deering Estate presents a classical concert, “Franz Liszt and His Time,” on Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Part of a multi-season Piano Series, the evening will feature works by Franz Liszt and his circle in collaboration with the South Florida Chapter of the American Liszt Society at an intimate classical concert in the Stone House Great Hall. A meet-the-artists reception will be at 7:30 p.m.
The program offers the rarely-heard first piano solo version of Liszt’s Vallée d’Obermann from his Album d’un voyageur and a subsequent version for piano trio by Liszt’s pupil Eduard Lassen as well as a masterful Piano Quartet in C minor by Joachim Raff, one of Liszt’s closest disciples and collaborators.
Cultural Arts Programming is made possible with support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.
South Florida Chapter of the American Liszt Society
The Liszt Piano Series features the South Florida Chapter of the American Liszt Society, dedicated to disseminating the work and ideals of Franz Liszt. The Chapter, inaugurated in 2010 at Florida International University’s School of Music, has since presented yearly mini Festivals at FIU’s Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall and at other venues throughout South Florida, including the Deering Estate and the Coral Gables Museum. In 2012, the Chapter inaugurated a new Piano Series at the Deering Estate, including recitals and master classes.
The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble has been the resident ensemble at the Deering Estate in South Florida since 2007. During eleven years, it has presented the core repertoire written for piano quartet during the Classical and Romantic eras as well as works by contemporary composers Juraj Kojs (whose recently released CD “Ceaseless Beauty” is composed of works commissioned by DECE), Judith Shatin, Tania León, Victoria Bond, Orlando J. García and others. The ensemble members represent leading South Florida musical institutions: pianist José López from the FIU School of Music, cellist Ross Harbaugh and violinist Scott Flavin from the Frost School of Music, and violist Laura Wilcox from Miami Youth for Chamber Music – MyCM, all converging for their love of historical and musical preservation.
The South Florida Chapter of the American Liszt Society, founded in 2010, presents concerts and master classes throughout South Florida in venues such as Florida International University, Steinway Gallery, the Coral Gables Museum, Bass Museum and the Deering Estate.
About the Deering Estate
The Deering Estate preserves the 1920’s era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. The Deering Estate is a 21st Century house museum, cultural and ecological field station, and a national landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, owned by the State of Florida and managed by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. From canoe tours to bird walks, and guided museum and natural areas tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy! The Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue in Miami.