Ongoing project

Biodiversity Recording Project:

Symphony No. 4 (Biodiversity) & Symphony No. 5 (Symbiosis)

A four-movement reflection on biodiversity and the plight of our worldwide ecosystems, "Symphony 4 (Biodiversity)" is a reflection the plight of the world's ecosystems, and a vision of the grandeur and fragility of the natural world. Its symbiotic pairing, "Symphony 5 (Symbiosis)" was inspired by the ongoing #ClimateCrisis.

Symphony No. 4 (Biodiversity) was motivated and commissioned from Dr. Robert Ginsburg, a renowned Professor Emeritus of marine geology and geophysics. Dr. Ginsburg was actively involved in preparations for the International Year of the Reef conference, and he believed that a musical piece could help to draw global awareness of coral reefs and ecosystems and perhaps persuade people to take simple actions that benefit the reefs.

In the News:

WLRN South Florida, "Getting Your Head Around Climate Change Through Music" Sep 2013

Miami New Times, "SoBe Arts' Carson Kievman Creates An Ecologically Relevant Symphony" July 2013

Knight Foundation, "Composer's Kickstarter project seeks to record ecologically minded symphony" June 2013

WLRN South Florida, "Special Programming: 'Rising Seas In South Florida'" Nov 2013

Our Sponsors


Horowitz Family Foundation

Audrey Love Charitable Trust

Firestone Family Foundation

Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs

Ray Breslin

Catherine Cornelius


Carl Kruse

Merry Jo Pitasi

Dr. Lutz Graeve

Rosanna Chacara

Bob Balsam

Laurie Spiegal

Sarah J Halstead

James Judd

Melissa Morgan

Michael Gongora

Juan Carlos Salcedo

David Kadko

Ana M Vidal

Helena Berdote

Ines Mosi

Gabriele Fiorentino

Robert Chumbley

David Arden

Mark Needle

Ishrat Ansari

Milana Strezeva

Dennis Kuhn

Carol Foster

Robin Rosenblum

Viktor Nikolov

Ronald Starkman

Pamela Marshall

Tracy M. Roloff

Carlene M. Sawyer

Kathi Waldof

Susan Steinhauser

Jane Hart

Greg Stepanich

John Shaw

Andrea Covre

Adam Chefitz

Mircea Grigore Lazar

Tanya Sockol

Sandrine Gerne

Susanna Angolani

Nan Avant

Thomas Piercy (Ross Kelson)

Christopher Kievman

Michael Schelle

Joe Nachison

Laureen Biruk

Javier Hernandez