Composer Jimmy López’s Perú Negro is a brilliant and thrilling fusion of folk and classical elements. Prokofiev’s Concerto is filled with virtuoso opportunities, as well the “caustic humor” often found in Prokofiev’s music. Many consider the Symphony No. 7 to be Dvořák’s finest – it teems with melodic inspiration, high drama and riveting momentum.
Born in Lima, Peru in 1978, Jimmy López is one of the most admired among the younger generation of South American Composers. His works have been performed by leading orchestras around the world including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Sydney Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestras of Peru, Argentina and Chile.
Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Norwegian Radio Orchestra in ‘América Salvaje’ (2006), ‘Synesthésie’ (2011), ‘Perú Negro’ (2012), and ‘Lord of the Air’ – a 2012 cello concerto featuring Jesús Castro-Balbi. All four orchestral works included here are being commercially released for the first time.
Grammy®-nominated and Emmy Award-winning conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya is currently Chief Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra/Oslo and just concluded his 15th season as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Caminos del Inka, Inc., a non-profit organisation dedicated to performing and promoting the music of the Americas.
When: Saturday, January 30, 2016 – 8pm
Where: Atlanta Symphony Hall – 1280 Peachtree Street – Atlanta, GA ( Directions )
Tickets: $20 – $89
For more information visit http://www.atlantasymphony.org/