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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.