For the third program of the 2012-13 season, the Louisiana Sinfonietta will present conductor Raul Gómez in a program including several LSU soloists.
This also will be the Sinfonietta’s annual “Music for the Young at Heart” concert.
The program will open with the “Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon in G Major” by Antonio Vivaldi. Elizabeth Miller, oboe, and Scoot Miller, bassoon, will be the soloists. The “Adagio for Clarinet and Strings” by Richard Wagner will follow with Victor Drescher, clarinet, as soloist.
The second part of the program will close with the “Rondo in A Major for Violin and Strings” by Franz Schubert with LSU professor Lin He, violin, as soloist. This will be followed by “Five Short Pieces” by G.F. Handel.
Cellist Susannah Montandon will be the soloist for Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concert in D Major.”
The concert will close with the musical story “The Peddler’s Dream for Reader and Strings.” Reader Judy Constantinides, who made the adaptation, will be the soloist. Dinos Constantinides will conduct this number for the Sinfonietta’s “Music for the Young at Heart” segment.
Gómez recently has been appointed assistant conductor of Sinfonietta Belo Horizonte in Brazil and has appeared as guest conductor with LSU Symphony Orchestra, Miami Chamber Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of Panama, the Contemporary String Ensemble in New Orleans and the Premier Orchestral Institute in Madison, Miss.
In June 2011, Gómez started work as artistic director of the Kids’ Orchestra, a year-round program designed to foster social change and nurture promising futures for youth in Baton Rouge.
Gómez completed graduate degrees at LSU, receiving his doctorate degree in orchestral conducting and master of music degree in violin performance. At LSU, he studied with Carlos Riazuelo, Kevork Mardirossian and Espen Lilleslatten. As a graduate student at LSU, he was a Sidney M. Blitzer violinist and a Huel D. Perkins doctoral fellow.
Tickets are $15 general admission and are available at the door. For more information call (225) 578-4010 or (225) 766-3487 or visit http://www.LouisianaSinfonietta.org.