Andrea Chénier

Performance with the Puerto Rico Symphony orchestra and director Guillermo Figueroa of the opera, Andrea Chénier in a concert version. The cast included Ben Heppner in the title role with Cynthia Lawrence, Jorge Lagunes, Stephan Kirchgraber, Ricardo Lugo, Trevor Scheunemann…

Rapsodie espagnole

Performance of Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and director Roselin Pabon at Bellas Artes, January 27, 2007. Also on the program were Debussy’s Danse Sacrée et danse profanes with harpist Elisa Torres and Sibelius’ First Symphony.

Double Reed Festival 2007

The 2007 installment of the Double Reed Festival I have been hosting for the last few years took place at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music January 19th-21st, 2007. The invited guests were oboist and english hornist, Pedro R. Díaz…

Dvorak Symphony No. 9

Performance of Dvorak’s Symphony no. 9, “From the New World” (Op. 95) with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and director Harold Farberman at Bellas Artes, January 13, 2007. Also on the program were Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra Overture and the…

Elmar Oliveira

For the fifth concert of the season, violist Elmar Oliveira performed with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and director Guillermo Figueroa at Centro de Bellas Artes December 2nd, 2006. Mr. Oliveira performed Mendelsson’s Concerto in e-minor for Violin and Orchestra,…

Dvorak Symphony No. 7

Performance of Dvorak’s Symphony no. 7 in d minor, Op. 70 with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and director Guillermo Figueroa at Bellas Artes, November 10, 2006 as part of the fourth season concert of the 2006/07 season. Also on…

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…

Schumann Symphony No. 1

On the third concert of the season, the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra performed with Guillermo Figueroa, director and pianist Natasha Paremski. The concert included Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Mozart’s Concerto no. 20 for piano and orchestra, K. 466 and Schumann’s First…

Performance with Panama Symphony Orchestra

I traveled last week to Panamá City to perform as soloist with the Panamá Symphony Orchestra as part of the Third Annual Double Reed Festival of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The festival is hosted by Juan Castillo, principal…

First Season Concert of the 2006/2007 Season

On the first season concert of the 2006/2007 season we performed at the newly refurbished theater of the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. Our performance marked its re-opening after 10 years of restoration. The concert with Guillermo Figueroa…