Fortas: Octeto Academico De Caracas
Tuesday, February 20, 2001, 7:30 PM

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The Kennedy Center
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts 2000-2001 Season
Joseph Kalichstein, Artistic Director

Octeto Academico De Caracas

Francisco Molo - Obertura Popular

Frederico Ruiz - Tres Aires de Danza

Vinicio Meza - Tres Occurencias (Pasilo-Bolero-Salsa)

Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 8, op. 46 No.8, arr. Patrick Clements

Verdi - "Sempra Libera" Duo from La Traviata, arr. Filiberto Nunez

Ernesto Lecuona - Siboney

Noe Fajardp - Juarez

Royce Do Caraco - Nova Manha

Gerardo Matos Rodriguez - La Cumparsita

Horacio Salgan - A fuego lento

Carlos Bonnet - La Partida

Heraclio Fernandez - El diablo suelto

Octeto Academico de Caracas has displayed talents of Venezuela's first wind players for two decades, in performances given from the great cities of Spain and Italy to the capitals of every Latin American country. In the United States the Octet has been heard in New York, Washington, and elsewhere. Dmitri Drobatschewsky, music critic of The Arizona Republic, wrote that "they are all virtuosos." In this beautifully varied program, you'll hear music by several Latin American composers, along with two more familiar pieces rendered fascinatingly new in transcription for wind ensemble: Dvorak's Slavonic Dance No. 8 and Verdi's "Sempra libera" duo from La Traviata.

Part of the Kennedy Center's Millennium Celebration of the Legacy and Promise of the Performing Arts.

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