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Immerse yourself in the magic of the season with a musical journey that spans traditional, popular, and classical favorites!

Friday, December 15, 2023
8 p.m. (EST)

Sanctuary of the Arts
410 Andalusia Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Across the street from Coral Gables City Hall

Join us for Duo Beaux Arts: The Coral Gables Winter Dream, a spectacular Festive Holiday Concert presented by the Miami Chamber Music Society. 🎄


Immerse yourself in the magic of the season with a musical journey that spans traditional, popular, and classical favorites. From the inspiring "Sheep May Safely Graze" by Bach and "Winter"by Pizzolla to the enchanting "Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky.

This festive celebration promises an unforgettable evening of joy and merriment.🌟 Secure your tickets now and make your season brighter with the magic of music 🎫🎉

Music performance by



TAO LIN, piano


Sheep May Safely Graze, BWV 208 - J. S. Bach/P. Prugna


"Winter" from Four Season of Buenos Aires - A. Piazzolla


Etude en Forme de Valse, Op. 52 No. 6 - C. Saint Saëns


Introduction and Allegro Brillante, Op. 92 - F. Mendelssohn


Scherzo No. 2 in Bb minor, Op. 31 - F. Chopin


The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - P. Tchaikovsky

       Miniature Overture


       Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

       Chinese Dance

       Dance of the Reed Flutes

       Waltz of the Flowers



International competition winning ensemble Duo Beaux Arts was formed in 2008 by world renowned husband and wife concert pianists and recording artists Catherine Lan and Tao Lin. Known for its adrenalized performances, this dynamic Duo has performed in France, Switzerland, Spain, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, China, and the US to both critical and audience acclaim. Duo Beaux Arts has been featured on Fox4 Morning Blend TV, Maine Public, Venice  Magazine, Asian-Trend Magazine, OutClique Magazine, World Journal New York, the Lancaster News, WFSQ-FM Classical Radio, and Gulfshore Life Magazine. As guest soloist, the Duo has performed Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos in Eb major with South Florida Symphony Orchestra, as well as appears as guest artist at Romanza Festivale, Swan City Piano Festival, Beethoven for Miami Festival, and Bowdoin International Music Festival. Season highlights include a debut recital at Bartók Hall at Buda Castle in Hungary. Duo Beaux Arts is represented by Lisa Sapinkopf Artists.


Born in Taiwan, Dr. Catherine Lan has concertized across the US, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Thailand, Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, Croatia, Ireland, and Slovenia at prestigious venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York and Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Her highly acclaimed performances have been featured at WLRN-Public Television, “Beethoven Universal TV” series, Becon TV, Fu-Hsin Broadcasting Station, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. Featured as guest artist at Bowdoin International Music Festival, Karlovac Piano Festival, and Rovinj Summer Festival.

A soloist with Milwaukee Symphony, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, British-Columbia Chamber, and Edmonton Symphony, Dr. Lan is also an avid chamber musician; she has collaborated with Itamar Zorman, James Buswell, David Requiro, Ayano Ninomiya, Aspen String Trio, Henschel String Quartet, Maxwell String Quartet, Naples Philharmonic and Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia Chamber Players, to name a few. She is the pianist at Duo Beaux Arts, Duo Arpeggione, Duo Formosa, Tallinn Piano Trio, Delray Piano Trio, Atlantic Piano Trio, and Beaux Arts Chamber Ensemble. 

Received her Bachelor of Music from University of British-Columbia, Master of Music from Indiana University (Bloomington), and Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Miami, Dr. Lan serves on the faculty of Broward College and records for Centaur Records.


Described by critics as possessing “Keen musical intelligence and excellent facility” (Miami Herald)as well as “opulent and romantic tone” (Fanfare), Chinese-American concert pianist and Steinway Artist Tao Linhas performed across Asia, North America, and Europe. As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras including Moscow Chamber, Winnipeg Symphony, Atlantic Classical, and Knoxville Civic. As a recitalist, he has appeared at Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, 92nd Street Y, Rockefeller University, Chautauqua Institute, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Izumi Hall (Osaka, Japan), and Edvard Grieg Museum in Norway. A devoted chamber musician, Lin has concertized as a member of Berlin Piano Quartet, St Petersburg Piano Quartet, and Brahms Piano Quartet. He has also appeared in concerts with Aspen Trio, Miami, Bergonzi, Alcon, Ying, Shanghai, and Rosalyra String Quartets, as well as distinguished musicians such as Elmar Oliveira, Carol Wincenc, Roberto Diaz, William De Rosa, Charles Castleman, Eugenia Zukerman, Claudio Bohorquez, to name a few. A frequent pianist and lecturer at the Music Festival of the Hamptons, Mainly Mozart Festival, MusicMountain Chamber Music Festival, Arts Rolla Festival, Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music  Festival, and Festival Miami, Lin is currently a visiting professor of Shanghai Normal University and a piano faculty at Bowdoin International Music Festival. Lin   records for Centaur Records, Naxos, and Artek labels. 


The program is sponsored by Margaret and Mike Eidson and the law firm Colson, Hicks, Eidson





Mission Statement

Miami Chamber Music Society is committed to presenting world-class classical music performances to the audiences of Miami-Dade, commissioning new works in various artistic disciplines, developing educational initiatives, and maximizing the positive impact of art on the community. 

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