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Gabriela Lena Frank World Premiere

Posted on: January 23rd, 2012 by festivalchambers No Comments

As part of our 20th Anniversary celebration, we will be presenting the world premiere of a brand new work commissioned to mark this celebration (the ink is barely dry)!

This new work by Gabriela Lena Frank, is a duo for violin and piano. Entitled Mititos, it is a collection of pieces inspired by characters or objects that one might encounter in Latin American fables. It will be performed by violinist, Eriko Sato and pianist, David Oei to whom the piece is dedicated.

One of the most sought after composers of her generation, Ms. Frank was a 2009 recipient of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a winner of the Latin Grammy for Best Classical Contemporary Composition. Her works have been commissioned and performed by major orchestras and chamber organizations.

Ms. Frank (or Gabi as she is known to her friends) will speak about the new work at the concert.

The program opens with Mozart’s beloved Quartet in F Major, K.370 for Oboe and Strings and concludes with Dvorak’s gorgeous Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 87.