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RI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA’S FIRESIDE SERENADES TO FEATURE LATINA WOMEN OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

February 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

On Saturday, Feb. 20, Lina Gonzalez-Granados takes The VETS podium to conduct great music from the past and present. Grieg’s exquisite Holberg Suite will be showcased along with rising composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte and Gabriela Lena Frank’s mesmerizing Leyandas: An Andean Walkabout.

Says Executive Director David Beauchesne: “The Rhode Island Philharmonic’s commitment to prioritize diversity in both repertoire and performers continues with this great concert, featuring Grieg’s tender Holberg Suite and contemporary compositions performed by our Philharmonic Orchestra musicians under the leadership of world-renowned conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados. Born and raised in Cali, Colombia, Ms. Gonzalez-Granados is an avid proponent of the inclusion and development of new orchestra works from Latin-American composers, and will bring her singular insight to this event.”

Included in the Washington Post’s list of most significant women composers in history, California-born Gabriela Lena Frank’s heritage has been at the core of her musical journey, a 20-year exploration of what it means to be an American with a Lithuanian father and a Peruvian/Chinese mother. She describes her Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout as inspired by “the idea of mestizaje as envisioned by Peruvian writer Jose Maria Arguedas, where cultures can coexist without the subjugation of one by the other. As such, this piece mixes elements from the western classical and Andean folk music traditions.”

The concert will be presented at 5 p.m. (in-person attendance is limited to subscribers only) and again at 8 p.m. (subscriber in-person attendance and livestream for subscribers and single ticket buyers) at The VETS. The 8 p.m. performance is available to the public via livestream. If you are interested in viewing this concert live at home, please call 401.248-7000 or visit StreamRIPhil.org to explore purchase options.  A single ticket purchase option is available at $40 per household.

***At A Glance***

FIRESIDE SERENADES

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, 5 p.m. (in-person only) and 8 p.m. (in-person and livestream)

The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence
Shaw: Entr’acte
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Frank: Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout

Details

Date:
February 20, 2021
Time:
8:00 pm
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