South Florida Chamber Ensemble Saturday February 1 2020 at 2:00 PM
Saturday February 1 2020
February 1 @ 2pm Prison Reform is a partnership with the Innocence Project of Florida. This program features music by composers who were imprisoned as well as music about wrongful imprisonment. Works include O Death rock me to sleep by Anne Boleyn, selections from Fidelio by Beethoven, Gynmopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie, E Lucevan le stelle from Puccini’s Tosca, selections from Handel’s Messiah, Ethel Smyth’s The Prison, and stories of wrongful imprisonment of South Florida residents set to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
March 2 @ l 2 pm Disability Rights is a partnership with Arts4All Florida, an organization dedicated to providing arts education and arts integration programs to people with disabilities, taking place on World Poetry Day, March 21, 2020. We are asking Broward County School students with disabilities in grades k-12 to submit poems to us and with the help of Arts4All Florida we will select up to ten poems to be read by their authors and set to music by the South Florida Chamber Ensemble. The rest of the concert will include music by composers with disabilities including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Rodrigo’s Concierto d’Aranjuez, Gustav Holst’s The Planets, and Robert Schumann’s Konzerstucke for Four Horns, featuring the Junior Ensemble Horn Quartet. The onstage program notes will include information about each composer’s disability and how they were able to overcome it in order to be a successful composer.
May 9 @ 2 pm The Pied Pipers of Clean Water is a partnership with Water Aid USA and focuses on clean water and sanitation across the globe as well as on Water Aid’s Female Plumbers Program. The program includes The Moldau from Smetana’s Ma Vlast followed by music by female composers including: By the Still Waters by Amy Beach, Troubled Water by Margaret Bonds, Water Sprites by Cecile Chaminade and Rebecca Clarke’s To an Isle in the water. In addition, we are commissioning a new work by living American female composer Bethany Trainor to be paired with a new film from Water Aid about the Female Plumber’s Project. This work is scored for trio and an electronic running water effect that will play simultaneously with the music. In addition, we will host a photo exhibit of images from called Water for Empowerment based on Water Aid’s case studies.
The South Florida Chamber Ensemble (SFCE) received a grant from FAB! (Funding Arts Broward) for their ninth season, Changing Our World. SFCE s a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of South Florida residents through music. The group formed in 2011 when the Art Trio and the New York Wind Trio merged. The vision of the ensemble is to use music as a catalyst for change with respect to education, social justice, economic equality, health and healing. SFCE is dedicated to promoting lesser known composers, with a focus on American composers both living and deceased and aims to make sure that classical music is accessible to all.
Bailey Contemporary Arts
41 NE 1 Street
Pompano Beach FL 33060
This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.