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Vista Philharmonic Orchestra – Music Without Boundaries

Saturday, February 8, 2025 —  7:30 pm
Classical in The Concert Hall

Piazzolla, Astor – Tangazo (Variations on Buenos Aires)
Villa-Lobos, Heitor – Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 “The Little Train of Caipira”
Desenne, Paul – Concerto for 2 Flutes
Copland – El Salon Mexico

Special guests:
Robert Langevin, flute
Marco Granados, flute


We’re proud to present an evening of evocative impressions of Latin America with works from three composers you’ll recognize and one we’re proud to introduce this season. Venezuelan / American composer and cellist Paul Desenne, who passed away in 2023 at age 63, was a founding member of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra and resident composer for El Sistema. His 2013 Concerto for 2 Flutes will feature Robert Langevin, Principal Flute of the New York Philharmonic, and Marco Granados, one of the world’s leading flutists in Latin American music. The program opens with a lyrical, edgy work by Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla, followed by Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bach-inspired representations of Brazilian life. We’ll finish the evening with American icon Aaron Copland, who infused Mexican folk music into his rousing work.

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