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PRESS RELEASE from Past Performances

WHO: Center for Emerging Art presents 2011 Music Map of the World Chamber Music Festival
CEA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: Oderlyn Gutiez, flute; Modesto Marcano, violin/viola,
artistic Director Ava L. Rado with invited concert pianist Natasha Marin and cellist Anna Litvinenko
WHAT: 2011 Music Map of The World Chamber Music Festival is in it’s fifth year of presenting the music of famous composers from seven continents. The CEA Chamber Ensemble with invited pianist Natasha Marin and cellist Anna Litvinenko will focus on the music of famous composers: Bach, Beethoven, Ponce, Chavez, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Chopin representing the countries of Austria/Germany, Baltic Countries, France/Poland and Spain/MEXICO.
Music Map of the World Chamber Music Festival
WHEN and WHERE: The festival will take place from March 27 to March 31, 2011
Concert Schedule:
2:30 p.m. Sunday 27 March 2011
          Baltic Countries (SOLD OUT)
          Belle Isle, Miami Beach
8:00 p.m. Monday 28 March 2011
          Gable Stage, The Biltmore, Coral Gables
          1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
8:00 p.m. Wednesday 30 March
          Dale Nally Studio, Wynwood
          2315 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami
7:00 p.m. Thursday 31 March 2011
          Kaufmann Rossin & Co., PA
          2699 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove
RSVP a MUST - Guests will only be admitted on Guest List

2011 Music Map of the World Chamber Music Festival is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs & Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor & Board of County Commissioners, Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, GableStage, Rado-Gidali Funds, Dale Nally Studio, Kaufman Rossin & Co. PA & private donations

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on Thursday, September 30, 2010
2951 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL
PURE IMAGINATION: Highlights from Puccini's Operas
followed by Meet the Artist VIP Reception 

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Reception: Complimentary Wine & Cheese Reception hosted by the hotel followed at 7:00 p.m. Concert and dinner
Center for Emerging Art in partnership with The Mutiny Hotel and Atchana’s East/West Kitchen - DINNER with PUCCINI CONCERT at The Mutiny Hotel
* * * * * Saturday, 19 June 2010 at 7 p.m. Music Map of the World Concert: EVENING in SPAIN in partnership with the Windisch-Hunt Fine Arts Gallery was a great success and we are looking forward to further collaboration.  The Music of Spain concert performed by the CEA Chamber Ensemble included traditional dance folk songs and 15th century Spanish composers whose music had important impact on music in Western culture, and is often associated with traditions like flamenco and the acoustic guitar. 

The Miami Herald

Modern moms have a classic day in Miami Beach

On the soft sands of Miami Beach, just a few feet away, pulsating music, heat and hormones raged.  But here, beneath the shade of sea grapes and palm trees, ladies -- grandmothers, mothers and daughters -- daintily lunched. Finger foods awaited them on white china, classical music floated through the air and the mothers in the crowd got extra attention.

It was the Mother's Day Concert and High Tea, styled after the gatherings of centuries ago, for several dozen modern mothers Sunday at the outdoor garden of the Soleá restaurant at the W Hotel in Miami Beach.

The event was staged in partnership between the restaurant and the Center for Emerging Art, a local nonprofit organization.

Most of the music flowed from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute, performed by the Center For Emerging Art Chamber Ensemble and with narration read aloud by the center's Ava Rado.

It also included a performance of Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart himself -- or at least the virtuoso as portrayed by 6-year-old Misha Klopukh.

Misha dressed the part in 18th Century garb and a curly white wig. Only his modern sandals betrayed him. In the crowd, of course, were his parents.

``The first thing I did was tell her happy Mother's Day and I love her,'' Misha said before his performance on an electronic keyboard, his younger sister Isabella by his side.

A few feet away sat Francine Shoemaker, 29. Her 1-year-old son, Cole, less inclined to sitting, instead scampered on a patch of grass nearby.

While he is a bit young for formal Mother's Day presents, Cole did have one gift for his mom.

``Yes, he's being very good,'' Shoemaker said with a proud smile, moments before Cole scurried to investigate a plate of sandwiches upon a table.

The same table would, minutes later, be speckled with crayons, probably for use on the back pages of the event program that included several black and white images of performers for coloring.

ONE OF SEVERAL The event was one of several programs the Center for Emerging Arts does during the year, Rado said. The price was $45 for adults and $25 for children, with half going to the restaurant and half to the arts center for its community programs, Rado said.

As the music neared its end, Cecilia Villegas, 28, lounged on one chair and her mother, Marivel Vazquez, 50, on another.

``It was a surprise to her,'' Villegas said. ``She didn't know until we got here.''

The gift also was a surprise to Vazquez's other daughter in Panama, she said, who sent her mom text messages asking, ``What is the surprise?''

PERFECT WEATHER Vazquez certainly was surprised, and said she loved it. The weather was kind. The shade and ocean breeze kept everyone cool.

For her mom, Villegas said, the surprise was the least she could do.

``She takes care of us,'' Villegas said, ``every day of the year.''

CEA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Modesto Marcano,violin; Paul Martin, guitar; Oderlyn Gutiez, flute; Ava L. Rado, Artistic Director


May 9, 2010 Mother's Day Afternoon High Tea Concert at the W South Beach in partnership with the SOLEA was a great success. The audience enjoyed the enchanted garden and was taken on a wonderful, magical ride through the music of Mozart's Magic Flute.

Afternoon High Tea was prepared by Executive Chef Michael Gilligan at W South Beach, who put together a wonderful menu, fashioned after the British Afternoon Tea, which includes tea sandwiches, Devonshire clotted cream, wonderful Cheddar Cheese Scones, and Fairy cakes and cookies for children of all ages. The Magic Flute, Mozart's famous German singspiel, was performed by the Center For Emerging Art Chamber Ensemble with the story book narrated by Ava Rado, telling a charming, fantastic story which includes a bird seller, a captured princess, a prince who wants to rescue her, an evil Queen of the night, a priest and, of course, a magic flute


Natasha Marin and Maria Demina, duo pianists in "DoubleSharp" Concert @ The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach were a great success during the Center for Emerging Art 2009 Music Map of the World Chamber Concert Festival on December 18, 2009

Center for Emerging Art where form takes shape and dreams reality


Center for Emerging Art
International Cultural Exchange
SUNDAY afternoon SALON
writer Lévai Júlia Míra
artist Ava Rado Harte
Sunday 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 2012 March 4
Olay utca 5-7

Supported by private donations, 
U.S. Embassy, Budapest
Audrey Love Charitable Foundation 


CENTER for EMERGING ART MUSIC MAP of the WORLD CONCERT: RUSSIA December 18,  2009  left to right: Natasha Marin and Maria Demina, piano duo from St. Petersburg, Russia at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, 


Roy Lichtenstein   BRUSH STROKE on CANVAS - Lithograph Edition 3/40


Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower with Ava L. Rado, CEA Executive Director and Andrew Lopez, Marina Aviles, Royi Akavia from Miami Beach Coalition for Drug Free Community at Mayor's Press Conference

PRESS RELEASE January 29, 2009         


Who: Linda Bell, Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, Miami Garden Mayor Shirley Gibson, Major Pat Roberts – Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, Silvia Quintana - Department of Children and Families, The Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community, Parents, Victims, MADD and organizations from throughout Miami-Dade county What/

Where: Press Conference Thursday, January 29th, 11:00 a.m., @ Department of Children and Families Courtyard, 400 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33128


Why: Too many children and youth are getting their alcohol from home and convenience stores that sell to minors.  We are reminding parents, particularly mothers, that they are the # influence in a child’s life. We are underscoring to parents that their children are watching their use of alcohol and listening to what they say about it. We want to empower parents to know that things like eating dinner as a family 2-3 times per week, staying connected to their children and monitoring alcohol supplies at home are proven strategies to reduce underage drinking.

To change social norms and reduce accessibility to alcohol in South Florida, we NEED the media to help us reach parents, mothers, convenience store owners and legislators.

Too many of South Florida’s middle and high school students are drinking alcohol. Today, we know more about the impact of alcohol on the developing brain of a child and adolescent. We need to change the social/cultural norm that accepts alcohol consumption by children and youth as a rite of passage.

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Aria for Endangered Species  music Yoko One             


"Plunge" Water Ballet at The Biltmore, Coral Gables


Self Portrait                            2008 Ava Rado Harte

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