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Paquito D'Rivera, recent guest on Antiques Roadshow, bridges classical and jazz on The Spanish Hour

Cuban-born saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera
Cuban-born saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera

Cuban-born clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera was recently a guest on PBS' Antiques Roadshow. Here he is with Brenda Feliciano and his ca. 2004 Carlos Páez Vilaró painting.  We'll hear some of his own compositions bridging the worlds of classical and jazz, July 19th at 10pm.

7/5       Dancing through Spain Ballet music from Manuel de Falla and a violin concerto by José Luis Greco. Each work is representative in its own way of a specific 20th century aesthetic: Ardor, the violin concerto written in 1998 by José Luis Greco with Mariana Todorova as soloist, and the complete music to the 1919 ballet El Sombrero de tres picos (Three-Cornered Hat ) by Manuel de Falla, featuring Florence Quivar.

7/12      Profile: Arriaga, "The Spanish Mozart"  Spain's Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga was born 50 years to the day after the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Like Mozart, Arriaga was a prodigy who died quite young. Unlike Mozart, who died at age 35, Arriaga was only 19 at the time of his death. Featuring the Overture to Los Esclavos felices, the cantata Herminie with Basque soprano Ainhoa Arteta, and Symphony in D.

7/19      The Classical Side of Paquito D'Rivera A child prodigy, the Cuban-born clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera is well-known equally in both the jazz and classical worlds. We’ll hear some of his classical compositions this week.

7/26      Spanish and Latin American Rarities  Famous Spanish and Mexican composers and their not so famous works. With pianist Miguel Baselga, The State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, playing hidden gems by Albéniz, Ponce, and Granados.