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 Sanromá 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 Colón Jiménez.

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 puertorriqueñas for soprano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon by José Rodríguez 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 caribeño for oboe and piano by Sonia Morales Matos and Cachita (rumba-canción) for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano by Rafael Hernández, arranged by David Bourns.

Camerata Caribe is Diana Figueroa, piano; Kathleen Jones, clarinet; Frances Colón, oboe; Saxton Rose, bassoon; with guest artists: Benito Díaz, horn and Elizabeth Pacheco Rose, soprano.

Comments (2)

  1. Dear Sir,
    I have a customer who is interested in purchasing a copy of “Voces del Barrio” by Alfonzo Fuentes. I am trying to locate a US distributor so I may place a wholesale order. If you could give any info, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Janice Bartlett
    Instrumental Division
    American Music Company

  2. Voces del Barrio for solo clarinet, was premiered at ClarinetFest2006 in Atlanta by Kathleen Jones. The work is available from the composer, Alfonso Fuentes at Alfonso is professor of composition at the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico and has just finished a new work for bassoon and bongo entitled Mejunge del Fagobongo.

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