Elmer Bernstein’s critically acclaimed “Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra For Two Christophers” will be performed by Sergio Puccini at Teatro El Circulo with the Rosario Symphony Orchestra. The May 9th concert will be the Latinamerican premiere of the composition.
Written in honor of guitarist Christopher Parkening and the late orchestrator Christopher Palmer, the three-part composition (“Guitar,” Reflections” and “Celebration,” combines sweeping string work and upbeat passages in rondo form with soft introspective work that highlights the guitar.
Stated music reviewer David Hurwitz for Classics Today.com, “It’s a marvel and a joy to see this fine composer of film scores getting a rare hearing for his concert music.” Click here for full review.
Puccini, a force in the classical guitar world, is an educator and performer, having served as Dean of the Instituto Provincial del Profesorado de Música de Rosario (IPPM) since 1990, is also a Master Class instructor in Argentina and abroad. He frequently plays concert and recital programs in locales as diverse as Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Czech Republic and Hungary and has recorded with, among others, the Czech Virtuosi Orchestra and Venezuelan Maracaibo Symphony Orchestra. He has performed in national and world premieres of music by diverse composers as well.
“I am thrilled that a musician of Mr. Puccini’s stature will be performing a composition that has a very personal, emotional meaning for me,” said Bernstein.