José López, piano

When
Event has passed (Sun Nov 19, 2017 - Sun Nov 19, 2017)
Where
Old First Concerts
Time
4PM-6PM
Cost
$5 - $25
Tags
Music, Classical Music, Latin Music

Description

José López, piano

Pianist José López returns to Old First Concerts with a performance of rarely heard works by 19th century Cuban-born composers José Comellas and Nicolás Ruíz Espadero, along with Charles V. Alkan’s Symphony. Comellas, who studied at the Leipzig Conservatory with Ignaz Moscheles and lived part of his short life in the United States, published a number of miniatures, including several nocturnes and the 1st piano sonata written by a Cuban composer. The introverted Espadero, a close friend of Gottschalk, was the most renowned Cuban composer of his day, producing a considerable body of works, including transcriptions from Verdi’s Traviata and Donizetti’s Poliuto, never before performed in the Bay Area. Charles V. Alkan’s Symphony, comprised of four etudes from his formidable Douze études dans les tons mineurs, Op. 39, rounds up the program.

Click here to learn more about Melisa Nieves. Jose Lopez and Old First Concerts will be donating proceeds from this concert to help her complete her studies at the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico.

Location

location
  1. Old First Concerts 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA