Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Figueroa Et Alia Amaze!

The Big Event @ B'nai Israel:  The eagerly anticipated Big Event - “An Evening with Maestro Guillermo Figueroa” - held at Congregation B'nai Israel last Sunday provided a wonderful evening of beautiful music and fine dining for everyone fortunate to be present.

Abq Jew thanks Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, Pamela Viktoria Pyle, and James Holland for their outstanding performances of difficult and moving pieces. The Shostakovich resounded, and the Williams soared!

The food was pretty good too! Abq Jew thanks Chef Chris Buchalter for that! He also thanks B'nai's President, Harvey Buchalter, and the entire Big Event committee. And B'nai VP and Big Event MC Robert Lewis deserves special praise for bumping into Maestro Figueroa at Smith's last summer and getting this whole thing started!

Maestro Guillermo Figueroa
Pamela Viktoria Pyle
James Holland

If you missed the Big Event - and especially if you attended - you will be delighted to learn that the Figueroa Project will be releasing four DVDs in February:
  1. Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence
  2. Vivaldi & Piazzolla - Four Seasons
  3. Stravinsky - Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale)
  4. Beethoven - Symphonies No. 2 & 5
Here is a sample, from Souvenir de Florence:

Thanks again to everyone involved!

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