Tuesday June 28, 6-7:30pm – SoBe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
As its fifth season offering quality arts education and innovative performances drew to a close, SoBe Institute of the Arts (SoBe Arts) received amazing and wonderful news: the donation of $75,000 from the LeRoy Schecter Foundation, to purchase a Steinway concert grand piano in honor of Ms. Ottavia McLaughlin. â€œThanks to this very generous gift, SoBe Arts will continue to provide exceptional professional piano concerts to the general public, as well as motivate talented young piano students,â€ states Dr. Carson Kievman, SoBe Arts Founder and Executive Artistic Director.
One of these young musicians is Angel Perez. A SoBe Arts scholarship student for only three years, who last October, at the age of twelve, opened the concert season for the Brampton (Canada) Symphony with a Mozart piano concerto. Two weeks ago, on the eve of his thirteenth birthday, Angel was able to perform his first solo recital on this magnificent instrument to an enthusiastic theater-full of parents, friends and community members.
In recognition of this donation, the SoBe Arts Board of Directors, professional teaching artists and students will be presenting a check from the LeRoy Schecter Foundation to representatives of Steinway & Sons and dedicating the piano to Ms. McLaughlin. The evening will also include a short concert by faculty pianists Robert Chumbley and Adam Chefitz, followed by a champagne reception.
THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT