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The world of Cuban conductor Cosette Justo Valdés
Webcast on Thursday April 29 at 4 PM
Available online until May 7
The I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra is very proud to welcome Cuban conductor Cosette Justo Valdés on her first visit to Montreal. The event will take place on Thursday, April 29 at 4 PM, live from St. Jax’s Church, where she will conduct the 15 musicians of the orchestra!
What do Johann Stamitz, born in Bohemia in the 18th century, and Guido López Gavilán, born in Cuba at the end of the 20th century, have in common? These two composers form the deep universe of Cosette Justo Valdés, a dynamic young conductor trained at the Havana Conservatory and now working as assistant conductor of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. With a detour through Lutoslawski’s Poland and through Bohemia with Josef Suk (a student of Dvořák), the Cuban chef makes her Montreal debut on a tour of contrasting colors under European and Caribbean suns.
Cosette Justo Valdés was born and raised in Cuba. She started conducting in 2002 at the National Institute of the Arts of Cuba, and after obtaining a license in orchestral conducting in 2009, she was appointed Musical and Artistic Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Oriente (OSO), Cuba’s second most important orchestra. In 2012 she obtained a master’s degree under the direction of Maestro Klaus Arp at the State University for Music and the Arts, Germany, and since January 2019 she has been assistant conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Edmonton.
Johann Stamitz (1717-1757)
Sinfonia (Mannheim) op. 3 n°2 in A major
Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994)
Overture for Strings (1949)
Josef Suk (1874-1935)
Serenade op.6 in E-flat major
- Andante con moto
- Allegro ma non troppo e grazioso
- Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo presto
Jorge López Marín (né en 1949)
El médico de pianos
Guido López Gavilán (né en 1944)
Camerata en Guaguancó
Thursday, April 29 4:00 PM : live webcast
Available online until Friday May 7.
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