JoAnn FallettaNorth American director and winner of multiple Grammy awards, will lead the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra (OSPR) in concert symphonic dancesscheduled for this Saturday, November 26, at 7:00 pm in the Pablo Casals Symphony Hall of the Santurce Fine Arts Center (CBA).
“It is an honor and a pleasure to return to the great Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. Collaborating with their extraordinary musicians to present music by Turina, Chausson, Ravel and Rachmaninoff will be an incredible musical experience,” Falletta said.
The event will also feature the participation of violist Nikki Chooi.
The OSPR will perform a repertoire that will include Fantastic Dances, Op. 22 by the composer Joaquín Turina; Poème for violin and orchestra, Op. 25 by Ernest Chausson; Tzigane by Maurice Ravel and Symphonic Dances by Sergei Rachmaninov.
Falletta is considered “one of the great influences on the music of our time” for her work as an orchestral conductor. She was the first female principal of a major orchestra in the United States, and under her guidance, the Buffalo Philharmonic has achieved a higher level of national and international recognition. She has received numerous directing awards and numerous awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). She has a discography of more than 115 titles and is one of the main artists of the Naxos label. Her albums have won three Grammy Awards and 11 nominations.
For his part, Chooi has been praised for his passionate and poetic performances and has established himself as an artist of singular versatility. Described as “expressive, charming and transcendent”, he has received prizes at the Queen Elizabeth and Tchaikovsky Competitions, and was awarded first prize at the Montreal Symphony’s Manulife Competition, the Klein International String Competition and the Michael International Violin Competition. Hill.
Tickets for the Danzas Sinfónicas concert are available at Ticketera and at the CBA Santurce box office.