Ravel’s Rapsodia española and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Shéhérazade
On May 29 I performed as principal bassoonist with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra on the final concert of the 2008/2009 season. The program included Ginastera’s Estancia: Cuatro danzas, Op. 8; Ravel’s Rapsodia española and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Shéhérazade. Maximiano Valdés, the music director of the PRSO conducted. The concert took place in Sala Festivales at Centro de Bellas Artes in what hopefully will be the last season concert in the old symphony hall. Performances are scheduled to begin next season in the newly inaugurated La Sala SinfÃ³nica Pablo Casals.