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Classics VI: BLUES, TANGOS & RHAPSODIES

Saturday, May 13 | 7:30 pm

Claudio Constantini: Concerto for Bandoneon & Orchestra
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Price: Ethiopia’s Shadow in America
Gershwin: American in Paris

GLOBAL MELANGE: Multi-instrumentalist and composer Claudio Constantini will share his unique style that fuses classical, contemporary and Latin music genres in his performance of two pieces—his own tango-inspired Concerto for Bandoneon and Gershwin’s gem of symphonic jazz, Rhapsody in Blue. Written in 1932, Florence Price’s Ethiopia’s Shadow in America expresses the poignant experience of enslaved Africans in the United States. Gershwin’s rollicking An American in Paris portrays “the impressions of an American visitor in Paris as he strolls about the city, listens to the various street noises and absorbs the French atmosphere.”

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COME EARLY AND GET THE INSIDE SCOOP!

Join us at 6 pm for The Inside Scoop, our pre-concert talk! Hosted by PLU professor Greg Youtz, this event provides you the opportunity to hear insights about the evening’s music from our guest soloist and Music Director Sarah Ioannides. Bring your questions!

The Pantages doors will open at 5:45 pm for the 45-minute program. All ticket holders are welcome to come into the theater and join the conversation!

CLAUDIO CONSTANTINI

Be it in any of his facets as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, or arranger, Claudio Constantini excels as a communicator and creator of new paths in music. Each and every one of his works and interpretations bear trace of a unique artistic personality, imbued with striking elegance and command in all the genres he embraces.

Mr. Constantini was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2019 with his album “America.” He also celebrated Piazzolla´s centenary of birth in 2021 with over 30 performances in some of the most distinguished halls and festivals, frequently alternating between bandoneon and piano with equal mastery.

claudioconstantini.com

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