What you need to know about this programme:
- International guitarist Petrit Çeku is known for his exquisite sensibility and expressiveness.
- JoAnn Falletta is the first female conductor to lead a major North American orchestra and has been acclaimed as “one of the finest of her generation” by The New York Times
- Falletta is currently featured in a Macy’s ad campaign showcasing six remarkable women in leadership roles.
- Every section of the orchestra gets a chance to shine in Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes, which has an incredible double bass solo. Here’s a preview from Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Sam Loeck.
- Joaquín Rodrigo, composer of Concierto de Aranjuez, was nearly blind since the age of three, and did not play the guitar.
JOANN FALLETTA, guest conductor
PETRIT ÇEKU, guitar
GINASTERA: Variaciones concertantes, Op. 23
RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez
DEBUSSY: Ibéria from Images
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34