“Firsts. A World Premiere and Brahms' 1st"
Dvořák: Slavonic Dances Op. 46 Nos. 1, 2 & 4
López-Gavilán: Emporium for Solo Piano and Orchestra (World Premiere)
Aldo López-Gavilán, piano
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Be swept along by the works that made these three composers famous. Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances will set toes tapping with charm, zest and percussive power, leading us right into Aldo López-Gavilán’s dazzling technique and rhythmic fire as soloist in his own composition for piano and orchestra, proving his status as “simply a genius, a star.” As a finale to the first weekend, Brahms’ First Symphony, fourteen years in the making, explodes with layer on layer of splendor, drama and energy. It’s an evening to share in the thrill of the creative genius.
This concert and Aldo Lopez-Gavilan’s appearance is sponsored in celebration of the recent cultural exchanges between the United States and Cuba.
Tonight’s performance is part of the 21st Artown Festival, held annually July 1 – 31.
Repertoire and Guest Artists subject to change.