Published On: Wed, Feb 12th, 2014

A night with the Russian classics at the Peon Contreras

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Pianist Edison Quintana will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No.2 Op.16” this weekend, as one of the musical pieces that he will play along with the Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan (OSY).

Quintana was born in Uruguay, where he debuted at an early age (he has over 60 years of experience), and is the soloist guest for the OSY gala called “Pequeña Rusia” (Little Russia).

The announcement was made on Sunday February 9 at a press conference in the presence of master Quintana, Adolfo Patrón Lujan, President of the OSY board, Miguel Escobedo Novelo, Director of Figarosy (Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan Fund), and Juan Carlos Lomonaco, Director of the OSY.

Master Lomónaco said: “Little Russia is a beautiful program in which three pieces of three Russian masters are included.”

quintanaThe first piece you will hear will be “Kamarinskaya” by Mikhail Glinka, which, according to the director, introduced Russian folk music to classical music concerts. “It’s the squatting dancers piece”.

The second interpretation is the “Concert Profokiev”, played by master Edison Quintana, a piece that, in his opinion has been unjustly neglected.

Master Quintana noted that he has performed the piece “Concierto No.3” several times for the last 50 years. “The experience of interpreting it is almost like a tamer with a tiger,” he said .

Quintana said that it is an honor to perform in Merida at the Jose Peon Contreras theater.

He recalled when he first arrived in Mexico in 1976, how he felt overwhelmed to witness the construction of large theater facilities. “In Mexico you go to any city in the country and there are always stunning theaters.”

Quintana finally stated that he is in his best moment and that the piano has always been a grateful instrument, because despite of the years, one can keep playing, which does not happen, for example, in dancers or singers who have a shorter career.

 

Source: http://yucatan.com.mx

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