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Latin Flair

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:30pm
Shorecrest High School Performing Arts Center ($15-$25)

Valerie Muzzolini Gordon harp

Alberto Ginastera: Estancia Suite, op. 8a

Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concerto, op. 25

Joaquín Turina: Sinfonia sevillana






Both composers showcased in our Latin concert explored their national culture through the use of folkloric themes. The Estancia (ranch) suite by the Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera celebrates the Argentine gaucho (cowboy) on the grassy South American plains, while his Harp Concerto modernizes rhythms from the Argentinian malambo dance. The concerto will be brought to life by Seattle Symphony harpist Valerie Muzzolini Gordon. Rounding out the concert, Turina’s Sinfonia Sevillana paints a picturesque scene of the Spanish countryside.

SOLOIST – Valerie Muzzolini Gordon, harp

Valerie Muzzolini Gordon is Principal Harp of the Seattle Symphony, a position she has held since the age of 23. In demand both nationally and internationally, she has performed as guest principal harp of both the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Nice Philharmonic, and has appeared with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Muzzolini Gordon began her musical education in Nice, France, and continued her studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, followed by graduate work at Yale University.