Monday, November 5, 2012

Symphonic Grandeur!

The Figueroa Music and Arts Project: This may be the best classical music event in Albuquerque this year!

Olga Kern, Piano 
Guillermo Figueroa, Conductor
The Figueroa Music and Arts Project Symphony Orchestra 
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Friday 16 November 2012 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday 18 November 2012 @ 2:00 pm

Olga Kern is perhaps the most charismatic of contemporary pianists in the world today. She will play the universally known and admired Piano Concerto No. 1 by Tchaikovsky.

Ms Kern last dazzled an Albuquerque audience in concerts with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra in 2010.

 "Those performances brought the most enthusiastic audience response of most any concert program over my ten years with NMSO," said Guillermo Figueroa. "Ms Kern is not only a dazzlingly powerful pianist, she is a warm and engaging person to whom people just naturally are drawn."

The November concerts will be the first of the 2012-13 Figueroa Project season to feature a full symphony orchestra.

 "Ms Kern's magnetism draws musicians into her spell much as it does concert audiences, so I anticipate this concert will be among the most memorable in recent years," said Figueroa. "She was the best-received soloist in the history of the NMSO. She appeared with me four times and was always a huge sensation."

In addition to Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, the November program includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, one of the giants among Beethoven's nine symphonies.

Want to learn more about The Figueroa Music and Arts Project? Please visit the Project's website - and take a look at this interview with Guillermo Figueroa and intoduction to some of the Project's work.

Tickets:  $22, $34, $46, $60
Available from the NHCC Box Office
In Person - By Phone (505) 724-4771 - Online
For an additional $10, enjoy a post-concert reception with the artists!
Includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine from Casa Rondena Winery!
With just a handful of concerts under its belt, The Figueroa Project has established itself as the most innovative concert series in town.
                              -  Albuquerque Journal music critic D.S. Crafts -
The Figueroa Project is versatile and flexible, with the ability to bring to a performance the best musicians available. The Figueroa Project will continue to present a variety of music in creative and unexpected ways by partnering with other artistic organizations in the state. Planned events will range from intimate chamber ensembles to full symphonic concerts, with a fabulous variety of local virtuoso musicians and international artists.

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