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Beethoven-Roumain-Carlson

Beethoven-Roumain-Carlson

Producer

South Beach Chamber Ensemble


Run Time

1 hour 30 minutes with 1 intermission


Miami Beach Senior High School students will join us for Daniel Bernard Roumain's "The Kompa Variations for Double String Quartet." Haitian-American Roumain grew up in south Florida. Kompa is a type of Haitian folk music with a heavy, continuous downbeat and clear melodic and harmonic forms. MBSH students Leeanne Drucker, violin, Emely Garcia, violin, Haley Shanahan, viola, and Marielle Panizales, cello, will join Luis Fernandez, violin, Tony Seepersad, violin, Rafael Ramirez, viola, and Michael Andrews, cello.
Rounding out the program will be "Short Stories" by California composer Mark Carlson and Beethoven String Quartet, Op. 18, No 1. Mark Carlson founded the Los Angeles-based chamber ensemble, Pacific Serenades, for which he serves as Artistic Director. His more than 100 works include songs, chamber music, choral music, concertos and music for orchestra. He currently teaches music theory, composition, orchestration at UCLA.
Ludwig van Beethoven composed his first six string quartets (Op. 18) between 1798 and 1800 (commissioned by, and dedicated to, Prince Lobkowitz). They were published in 1801.


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