José Luis Gomez, conductor
Pacho Flores, trumpet
William Grant Still: Festive Overture
Efraín Oscher: Danzas Latinas
Pacho Flores: Morocota, Venezuelan Waltz
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Opening Night is a special occasion for celebration, especially after an enforced absence, and so I’ve chosen one of the most glorious symphonies to crown an evening of reconnection with you, our beloved audience.
The first half is a different kind of celebration of the beautiful diversity of the Americas—the
Festive Overture by the dean of African-American composers, William Grant Still, followed by Venezuelan trumpeter Pacho Flores performing contemporary Latin works for you. He’ll play
Danzas Latinas—a Puerto Rican Bomba, Argentinian Zamba, Brazilian Samba, Cuban Bembé and Uruguayan Milonga—on five different instruments!
Photo by Juan Martinez