November 15, 2014 7:30 p.m.End:
November 15, 2014 9 p.m.Location: Sursa Performance Hall
Contact DetailsPeter Opie
Venezuelan cellist Horacio Contreras was trained in El Sistema and maintains an active career as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He has been invited to work with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra cello section where he has worked with Gustavo Dudamel and Simon Rattle. In addition, Mr. Contreras has presented cello classes at El Sistema's Latin American Cello Academy, and at the Universidad de Los Andes in Venezuela. Mr. Contreras graduated from the Perpignan Conservatory in France with the gold medal in excellence and completed his master's degree at the University of Michigan (UMich). He is currently working on his doctoral degree at UMich under the the guidance of Anthony Elliott.
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Repertoire to include:
Leo BROUWER: Sonata for solo cello
Ricardo LORENZ: Fronteras Abieras for solo cello
Modesta BOR: Suite for cello and piano
Heitor VILLA-LOBOS: Sonata No. 2 for cello and piano
Astor PIAZOLLA: Le Grand Tango
Free and open to the public.