Camerata Caribe Performance Fall 2006
Camerata Caribe, the resident wind faculty chamber ensemble at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, performed a concert in Sala SanromÃ¡ at the Puerto Rico Conservatory Sunday, October 8th. The concert was the first without founding member David Bourns who retired both from the conservatory and as principal oboist of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra this fall, a position he had held for 36 years. Replacing him in Camerata Caribe is Frances ColÃ³n JimÃ©nez.
The program consisted entirely of works of Puerto Rican composers or in the case of Jack Delano, who spent a considerable portion of his life in Puerto Rico. Works performed were The Suite de canciones puertorriqueÃ±as for soprano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon by JosÃ© RodrÃguez Alvira; Tres payasadas for clarinet and bassoon by Jack Delano; Introspection for clarinet and piano by Sonia Morales Matos; Voces del barrio for clarinet solo by Alfonso Fuentes; Divertimento caribeÃ±o for oboe and piano by Sonia Morales Matos and Cachita (rumba-canciÃ³n) for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano by Rafael HernÃ¡ndez, arranged by David Bourns.
Camerata Caribe is Diana Figueroa, piano; Kathleen Jones, clarinet; Frances ColÃ³n, oboe; Saxton Rose, bassoon; with guest artists: Benito DÃaz, horn and Elizabeth Pacheco Rose, soprano.