Date & Time: Saturday March 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata Op. 2 No. 3
Isaac Albeniz: Asturias (Leyenda)
Maurice Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Alberto Ginastera: Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 22
Manuel de Falla: Serenata
Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie, A-flat major, Op. 61
About the Artist
Joana Gonzalez is a South Florida native of Hispanic descent. Joana’s strong desire to connect with others through music has motivated her to strive for musical excellence since she began her studies at the age of nine. Throughout her high school career, Joana studied under Ciro Fodere at the New World School of the Arts. In 2014, she was accepted into the University of Miami Frost School of Music under a full scholarship to study with renowned pianist Santiago Rodriguez.
Joana was awarded first place at the New World Symphony’s Side by Side competition, which allowed her the opportunity to perform the Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto in g minor No. 2 with the New World Symphony and to play for its distinguished founder, Michael Tilson Thomas. Besides the New World Symphony, Joana has performed solos with various orchestras in Florida including the Alhambra Orchestra and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, Joana was awarded second place in the American Protege International Competition, which gave her the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
Most recently, Ms. Gonzalez has enjoyed giving lecture recitals both locally and abroad.