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Seductive Showpieces

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 8:00 PM
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Concert Description

Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor
Alexandra Soumm, Violin
Catalina Cuervo, Soprano

Márquez Danzón No. 2
Bernstein Serenade
deFalla Three-Cornered Hat
Giménez Intermezzo from La Boda de LuisAlonso

Mexican conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto (Music Director of the Louisiana Philharmonic and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico) makes his exciting DSO debut with a program inspired by his Latino heritage, and French violinist Alexandra Soumm returns in a performance of Leonard Bernstein's lyrical, elegant Serenade.

ConcerTalk 5/13 at 7 PM: Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music! This occasion will feature a talk with Lisa Keeney, an advanced student with the University of Michigan’s Gershwin Initiative.


Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor  
Alexandra Soumm, violin   Bio

French violinist Alexandra Soumm is a multi-faceted artist who is equally at home in concerto and chamber repertoire. Born in Moscow, Alexandra Soumm started to learn the violin with her father at the age of five and gave her first concert two years later.  She later moved to Vienna to study with the renowned pedagogue Boris Kuschnir and won the Eurovision Competition in 2004.  Now based in Paris, she, along with two friends, founded non-profit organisation Esperanz’Arts in 2012, which was the culmination of four years’ involvement in charity projects aimed at creating opportunities through the arts.

Catalina Cuervo, soprano   


MÁRQUEZ Danzón No. 2  
BERNSTEIN Serenade (after Plato's "Symposium")  
DE FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat  
GIMENEZ Intermezzo from La Boda de Luis Alonso