Friday, August 5 | 7pm

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📍Classical Tahoe Pavilion

⏱ approx. 1 hr 20 min (including intermission)

🎻 Orchestra Series

Concert At A Glance

  • “I named it Emporium because I wanted to describe a place where you could find many different things from all over the planet.” – Aldo López-GavilánThe first movement is based on a tune that Aldo wrote as a birthday present for his twin daughters. The second includes post-revolutionary Cuban songs and American country music songs, combined to symbolize peace. The finale is highly rhythmic and brings together music from all three movements. 🎂🌎


  • Each of the four movements in Coleridge Taylor Perkinson’s Sinfonietta No. 2 is dedicated to a family member. The first, to his daughter, is based on the B-A-C-H motif and on “Mockingbird.” The slow movement reflects on the sarabande, a dance of the past, and pays tribute to the women of his immediate family. 💞


  • Suite from Romeo and Juliet is music from the famous ballet and tragic Shakespeare play.💔🩰

What You'll Hear


Coleridge Taylor Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 2: “Generations”, Mvts I & II 

Aldo López-Gavilán: “Emporium” for Piano and Orchestra
Aldo López-Gavilán, piano

-Intermission – 

Sergei Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 

Featured Artists

Classical Tahoe Orchestra

 The Classical Tahoe Orchestra is composed of 70 of the most prominent musicians from major orchestras around the world, including the MET Opera, SF Opera, Zurich Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, LA Philharmonic, and symphonies of San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Toronto, Houston, and more. 

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Ken-David Masur, conductor

Hailed as “fearless, bold, and a life-force” (San Diego Union-Tribune) and “a brilliant and commanding conductor with unmistakable charisma” (Leipzig Volkszeitung), Ken-David Masur is Principal Conductor of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and Music Director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

In the 2021/2022 season Masur leads a range of detailed programs with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, which celebrates its first performances in its new hall, the Bradley Symphony Center in downtown Milwaukee.  He recently debuted with the San Francisco Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestras and will lead performances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.

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Aldo López-Gavilán, piano

Praised for his “dazzling technique and rhythmic fire” in the Seattle Times and dubbed a “formidable virtuoso” by The Times (London), Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán excels in both the classical and jazz worlds as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber-music collaborator, and performer of his own electrifying jazz compositions. He has appeared in such prestigious concert halls as the Amadeo Roldán (Cuba), Teresa Carreño (Venezuela), Bellas Artes (Mexico), Carnegie Hall and Jordan Hall (U.S.), Royal Festival Hall (U.K.), Nybrokajen 11 (Sweden), The Hall of Music (Russia), and Duc de Lombard et Petit Journal Montparnasse (France), as well as venues in Canada, Santo Domingo, Colombia, Spain, Greece, Hong Kong, Burkina Faso, Germany, and Austria.

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