American Ideal VIII – May 2012 @ First United Methodist Church of South Miami


First United Methodist Church of South Miami
6565 Red Road
South Miami, Florida

10 AM on Friday, 4 May 2012

Initiated by Bella Griffith-Smith, founder and artistic director of the Coral Gables Chamber Symphony and Opera Company, a 501c3 organization dedicated to encouraging young musicians to learn and perform classical music selections, American Ideal is a free concert performed before an audience of elementary school children and interested adults. It is recorded and presented by WLRN Channel 17 (PBS) during the summer.

This year’s performance features:

1. Sage McBride, Violin
– Lalo Espagnol Vln Con – 5th M

2. Esther Chae, Violin/cello
– Boccherini Clo Con Bb 1st M

3. YinJia Lin, Piano
– Tchaikovsky Piano Con no 1 – 3rd M

4.  Andrew McCormick, Trumpet
– Hummel Trumpt Concerto 1st M

5. Esther Teh, soprano
– Panis Angelicus

6. Gibson Dorce, Bass-Baritone
– Cinque Dieci – Duet – Marriage of Figaro

7. Bianca Cherry – Soprano
– Cinque Dieci – Duet – Marriage of Figaro

8. Samuel Eudovique – Tenor
– M’appari Tutt Amor – Martha – Friedrich F. von Flowtow

9. David Pereira, Tenor
– Nessun D’orma – Turandot

10. Jean Quinn Collahuazo
– Depuis Le Jour – Louise – Gustave Charpentier

11. David Pereira, Veronica Fink Menvielle, Jean Quinn Collahuazo & Gibson Dorce
– Quartetto – Rigoletto Guiseppe Verdi

Friday, 4 May 2012 @ 10 AM

1st United Methodist Church of Coral Gables
6565 Red Road * Coral Gables, Florida

Free Admission. The performance is recorded for use by WLRN Channel 17, the PBS station serving South Florida. It will be broadcast twice during the summer of 2012.


Performers subject to change.

We’d like to thank the Kerdyk Foundation and a Private Donor for their support. Additional sponsors for this, and future programs are needed. Contact Bella Griffith-Smith to discuss options – BSArgonauta at

Check out our YouTube channel to see and hear performances from last year.