Event Description

October 18, 2018, at 7:00 pm
St. Francis Auditorium

Don’t miss the first of our 2018-2019 Concert Recital Series, now in its third and highly-anticipated year. Since 2016, we have been presenting more intimate opportunities to share the experience of great music with a select few of our phenomenally talented guest artists. This season, three Concert Recitals will feature world-famous performers in stunning solo or ensemble performances at St. Francis Auditorium, before or after their appearance with the full Symphony Orchestra.

On October 18, experience world-class Latin American and Latin Jazz standards right here in Santa Fe! As part of our 2018–2019 Concert Recital Series, The Symphony is thrilled to present Latin GRAMMY Award-winning flutist Nestor Torres, distinguished violinist and pianist Mariano Morales, and PIKANTE!

This fantastic six-piece ensemble, will be performing original works by Puerto Rican arrangers and composers Nestor Torres and Mariano Morales. We dedicate this concert to the people of Puerto Rico.


Nestor Torres—composer, arranger, and flutist
Mariano Morales—composer, arranger, pianist, and violinist


Yosmel Montejo, Bass
Josiel Perez, Trumpet
Camilo Quiñones, Percussion and Drums
Arnaldo Acosta, Percussion and Drums

LOCATION: St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art


Niña Traviesa
        Composed And Arranged By Mariano Morales

Mambo Sensual
        Composed By Néstor Torres/Eddie Montilla

Rutva (Samba)
        Composed And Arranged By Mariano Morales

Café Cubano                                        
        Composed By Néstor Torres/Abel Pabón/Andrew Sherman

Saturday Night
        Composed And Arranged By Mariano Morales


Make “U” Dance (Pop/Latin)                                
        Composed And Arranged By Néstor Torres

        Composed And Arranged By Mariano Morales

Fantasy On María Cervantes                                                                 
(A Theme By Noro Morales)
        Composed By Mariano Morales

So In Love (Bolero Jazz)
        Composed By Cole Porter
        Arranged By Néstor Torres

Miami Beach Rhumba
        Composed By Irving Fields/Albert Gamse
        Arranged By Néstor Torres

Over The Rainbow
        Composed By Harold Arlen/Yip Harburg
        Arranged By Néstor Torres  




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Concert Notes


Nestor Torres composer, arranger, and flutist

Standing on the shoulders of flute giants from worlds as diverse as Rampal & Galway in Classical Music; Richard Egues’ Cuban Charanga style; rocker Ian Anderson’s Jethro Tull; Herbie Mann and – most influential of all – Hubert Laws as pioneers of Jazz Flute, Latin Grammy Award winning Nestor Torres’ rhythmic and mellifluous flute sound remains apart in a class all by itself. His 14 recordings as a soloist; 4 Latin Grammy nominations, one Grammy nomination and one Latin Grammy Award; collaborations with diverse artists such as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mathews, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, Michael Camilo, Paquito D’ Rivera and Arturo Sandoval; as well as performances with the Cleveland, Singapore, and New World Symphony Orchestras among many others, are testament to the remarkable journey of an Artist who continues to grow and enrich the lives of those who experience his talents.

Mariano Morales composer, arranger, pianist, and violinist

As a performer and recording artist (violin and piano), Mariano has worked with leading pop figures such as: Andrea Bocelli, Tito Puente, Marc Anthony, Dave Valentín, Giovanni Hidalgo, Marco Antonio Muñiz, Franco D’ Vita, Ricardo Arjona, Ednita Nazario, Los Hispanos, and Tego Calderón, among others and as guest pianist with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and the Arturo Somohano Philharmonic Orchestra. His work in the pop music scene also includes musical direction, musical arrangements and jingle productions for television commercial spots, commercial recordings and televised specials. Mariano has received numerous commissions and his works have been performed by various distinguished ensembles such as: the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, among others.

& Musicians


Nestor Torres

Pianist & Violinist

Dr. Mariano Morales