The Mrs. Dorothy Dyer Vanek Classic Series
José Luis Gomez, conductor
Sean Chen, piano
Estévez: Mediodía en el Llano
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
- Beethoven’s Fifth is one of the best-known symphonic compositions in the world. The famous four-note opening motif is heard frequently in popular culture, from disco to rock and roll covers, to uses in film and television.
- Sean Chen, a Cliburn 2013 and American Pianists Association award winner, won over Tucson playing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 on the MasterWorks Series in 2015. Now he makes his debut on the Classic Series with Saint-Saëns’ most popular piano concerto.
- Antonio Estévez is one of the greatest musical figures of Venezuela and Mediodía en el Llano is his most popular piece.