Dear Friends, we will be making a professional recording of Symphony No. 4 (Biodiversity) this upcoming season with your help!
A four-movement reflection on biodiversity and the plight of our worldwide ecosystems, Symphony No. 4 (Biodiversity) conveys a vision of the grandeur and fragility of the natural world.
Getting Your Head Around Climate Change Through Music - WLRN/Miami Herald News (Sept. 2013)
SoBe Arts' Carson Kievman Creates An Ecologically Relevent Symphony - Miami New Times (July 2013)
Special Report - Rising Seas In South Florida - WLRN/Miami Herald News (Nov. 2013) - check story at 30'10"!
“Biodiversity refers to the totality of all living things/species and due to their dynamic interactions on the planet Earth our life-support system sustains which must be preserved and cared for... ...(Kievman) could produce a symphony of biodiversity that is the foundation of life and primary natural resources for humans and all other life forms, and all together keeps us going for perpetual future of our soul." –Ke Chung Kim, Professor Emeritus, Penn State University
"Artists and musicians often lead the way to create awareness about climate change and the (mostly man-made) degradation of our environment. For Carson Kievman, one of the most lucid contemporary classical composers, this awareness is compellingly conveyed through the medium he knows best - music." Ishrat Ansari, The Listening Room, Caffe Vivaldi, NYC
Please join with us and support this project with a tax deductible donation ($25 or more) so that we may finalize our recording strategies. The funds that are raised will be used to hire this magnificent recording orchestra, engage Maestro Delta David Gier, hire a superb audio engineer, book the recording hall and pay for associated travel and transportation costs. Sharing the project with others and sending us your thoughts are also very valuable ways to show your support:
All proceeds from the sale of the recording (CD) will go directly to SoBe Arts to benefit talented scholarship children from disadvantaged families in our acclaimed arts education programs, as well as for our innovative professional concerts and productions (in essence we are creating an endowment for the institute). All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
In the event that you, my supporters, generously over fund the project we will also record my new Symphony No. 5. By recording both symphonies the cost of the second recording will be significantly reduced by avoiding repetitive production expenses.Please take a few minutes and listen to our conductor and see the beautiful hall where the recording will be made on the video below.
Two symphonies of Carson Kievman have previously been produced and recorded by SoBe Arts, earning radiant notices. Symphony No. 2(42) was commissioned by the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra in 1991 to honor the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death. It was recorded by the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice and the Polish Radio Choir of Krakow, with Delta David Gier, conducting (New Albion Records, NA081). Music reviews called it "a truly original and artistically sensitive work" (All-Music Guide Review, 1999), “visionary” (All-Classical Guide, 1998), “kaleidoscopic” (Denver Post, 1996) “Top Classical CD” (LA Times, 1996) and “one of the most powerful musical experiences I have had in recent times” (Spoleto Today, 1996). Symphony No. 3 (Hurricane) was inspired by my experience living through the unprecedented destruction and power of Hurricane Andrew, and was also recorded with the NPRSO (Mystery Park Arts Records, MPA01). A CD of Symphony No. 2(42) is available for contributors to this project (see and hear example below).
The conductor for this recording project will once more be Delta David Gier, recording with a first class orchestra in 2015/16. Maestro Gier is a dynamic voice on the American music scene, recognized widely for his penetrating interpretations of the standard repertoire and his passionate commitment to new music. In addition, he has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prize in music and the ASCAP’s Rudolf Nissim Composition Prize. In 2011, Maestro Gier debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as the Philadelphia Orchestra.
AUDIO: Passage (excerpt), Movement 3 and Resurrection (excerpt), Movement 4 from Symphony No. 2(42)
VIDEO: Aftershock, Movement 3 from Symphony No. 3 (Hurricane)
Thank you for your contribution,
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