Sounds & Stories – From the Top in Miami was generously supported by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.
Special thanks to our partners: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center The Donna E. Shalala MusicReach Program at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
Featured Schools: Coral Reef High School Arvida Middle School Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts Pine Villa Elementary School Southwood Middle School
From the Top Executive Producers & CEOs: Gerald Slavet & Jennifer Hurley-Wales
Premiere of Abby Swidler's Luminary
"Luminary" by Abby Swidler Sept., 2016, Gallery 263 Cambridge, MA
Abby Swidler- voice/violin Maria Van Der Sloot- violin Jason Amos- viola Mike Dahlberg- cello
Bach on Monument Mountain - EXTENDED
Filmed July 2014 on Monument Mountain in the Berkshires, MA
Music: Laura Grill Band, "Light Aliens" (used with permission) Bach Suite No. 1 in G major: Prelude
Michael Dahlberg, prakticello and production Eric Dahlberg, videography and tech support
Bach performed and recorded live on a "Prakticello," a folding cello invented by Ernest Nussbaum and crafted by Jerry deGroot. Learn more at http://travelcello.net
Special thanks to the Trustees of Monument Mountain for maintaining such a beautiful trail and open space and to my dad, Eric Dahlberg for not only for filming this project but for his help as sherpa on the hike up the mountain.
String Quartet No.1 by Derek David with The "Garden Scene" from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Performed on December 7th 2016 at the New England Conservatory of Music. This performance features The "Garden Scene" from Act 3, from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in efforts to illustrate the meaning of the work.
The Quartet (2011) is the first prize recipient of the American Prize (2015 - chamber music division) and the EAMA Prize (2012). The Quartet recipient of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer's Award in 2012.
Zenas Hsu & Maria van der Sloot, Violin Leo Plashinov, Viola Micheal Dahlberg, Cello
Derek David & Jaime Herring, Actors
The Scene was adapted by the composer and taken from Twelfth Night, Act 3, scene 1, and King Lear, Act 1, scene 1.