Fiesta in February brings us new compositions and more.
Elbio Barilari shares some of the most interesting and beautiful music to come out of Latin America in the past decade on Feb 17th @ 10pm.
2/3 Paquito D’Rivera This Cuban‐American clarinet and saxophone player, winner of 12 Grammys, is also a very exciting composer of chamber and orchestra music. Join us for this program on Paquito D’Rivera including his gorgeous orchestral piece The Elephant and the Clown and his Saxophone Quartet.
2/10 Constantino Gaito: an Argentine Post-Romantic Genius Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1878, Gaito went to study in Napoli, Italy. He was encouraged and supported by Verdi, who championed his music. Gaito is an amazing post-Romantic composer, amazingly overlooked by music history. He composed beautifully crafted chamber and orchestral music as well as eleven operas.
2/17 Fresh Ink 2022 Classical music in the 20th and 21st century has had a strong presence throughout Latin America. Elbio Barilari shares some of the most interesting and beautiful music to come out of Latin America in the past decade, including Benjamín Rivera, Arturo Márquez, Roberto Sierra, Eugenio Toussaint, Robert X. Rodriguez.
2/24 Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar One of the greatest symphonies in the world, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra was founded in Venezuela in 1975 by composer José Antonio Abreu. We pay tribute to this great orchestra who has been led by such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, and Gustavo Dudamel. Elbio Barilari shares some of his favorite recordings from this virtuosic orchestra.