Our sizzling “Latin Nights” program features five works by Latin American and Spanish composers. We open with Moncayo’s wild Huapango, based upon the dance music of the Mexican state of Veracruz. Guest Artist Franklin Cohen, who served for 39 years as the principal clarinetist the Cleveland Orchestra, then joins the San Juan Symphony to perform the second clarinet concerto of Oscar Navarro (Oscar Navarro Music). Following the Navarro are a pair of intermezzos from Spanish stage works: a lively piece from the comical La boda de Luis Alonso by Giménez, and a more lyrical excerpt from the opera Goyescas by Granados. We end with Suite No. 2 from Manuel de Falla’s dazzling ballet, The Three-Corned Hat.
We are grateful for the support of our Concert Sponsors, notably our friends at San Juan Regional Medical Center.