Named after the patron saint of musicians, the 85-member Santa Cecilia Orchestra and its visionary leader, Maestra Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega, bring the spirited music of Latin composers and the Americans influenced by them to the Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills. This L.A.-based orchestra has been drawing families and fans to their accessible classical-music concerts for more than 25 years, and for this concert, they'll pay tribute to Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla, Cuba's Yalil Guerra, as well as Americans Aaron Copland and Ellen Zwilich, the first female composer to win the Pulitzer Prize. The fitting finale is set to feature special guest flamenco artist Maria Bermudez, for a performance of El Amor Brujo by the giant of Spanish music, Manuel de Falla. Plus, you can enjoy a pre-concert conversation with the artists, as well as a complimentary wine tasting.
Program (subject to change):
Zwilich: Concerto Grosso
Guerra: A la Antigua
Copland: Three Latin-American Sketches
De Falla: El Amor Brujo (featuring Maria Bermudez, Flamenco Artist)
Managing director Rachel Fine will host a free wine tasting and pre-concert conversation with the composer.
9390 North Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210Get Directions