Sunday, March 17, 2019―4:00 pm
The Symphony calls forth the spring with three greats … Mozart, Adams, and Dvořák. Join Maestro Guillermo Figueroa as he takes us through Adams’s “Foxtrot for Orchestra,” a fanciful and profound account of the 1972 visit to China by President Richard Nixon, followed by Mozart’s masterful Piano Concerto No. 20, which among Mozart’s 23 piano concertos has aroused the most reverence and reputation, and features the prodigious 24-year-old pianist Drew Petersen, winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards and the Christel DeHaan Fellowship of the American Pianists Association. Rounding out the afternoon of great music will be Dvořák’s magnificent Symphony No. 7, what many consider to be the pinnacle of his achievement as a composer.
The Chairman Dances “Foxtrot for Orchestra”
Piano Concerto, No. 20 in D Major, K466
featuring Drew Petersen, 2017 Fellow American Pianists Association
Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, op. 70
Acclaimed 24-year-old American pianist Drew Petersen is a sought-after soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Winner of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the 2017 American Pianists Awards and the Christel DeHaan Fellow of the American Pianists Association, and also Artist-In-Residence at the University of Indianapolis, he has been praised for his commanding and poetic performances of repertoire ranging from Bach to Zaimont
One of the most versatile and respected musical artists of his generation—renowned as conductor, violinist, violist, and concertmaster—Guillermo Figueroa is the Principal Conductor of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. He also serves as the Music Director of the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, Music Director of the Lynn Philharmonia in Florida, and is the founder of the highly acclaimed Figueroa Music and Arts Project in Albuquerque. Additionally, he was the Music Director of both the New Mexico Symphony and the Puerto Rico Symphony. With this last orchestra, he performed to critical acclaim at Carnegie Hall in 2003, the Kennedy Center in 2004, and Spain in 2005. Read more …