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Barbosa-Vasquez Conducts Rachmaninov in California

Sharing stage with the concertino of the prestigious LA Philharmonic, Nathan Cole, Maestro Barbosa-Vásquez will be accompanying the talented Venezuelan pianist Jesus Toro with Sergei Rachmanoniv's Piano Concerto No. 2.

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On Friday, September 29, 2017, the event will be held at the Haugh Performing Arts Center (Citrus College Glendora - California) where the Colombian maestro Diego Barbosa-Vasquez will be part of the concert that will start the APU Symphony Orchestra's 2017-2018 season, an American university where he currently pursuing his master degree in opera and orchestra conducting.

This will be a special concert with high demanding. On the one hand he will share the stage with the associate concertino of the prestigious Los Angeles Philharmonic, currently considered the best American orchestra according to The New York Times. There, the “Talent Pride of Colombia“ will accompany Rachmaninov's No. 2 concert, a widely known masterpiece that has a great melodic importance in the orchestra, making the soloist and orchestra to function as a single being. “Artistic challenges of this caliber are very important, they raise your level and make you grow as a person and a musician“ says maestro Barbosa-Vasquez.

For this concert of season opening, the soloists are of luxury. On one hand the pianist Jesus Toro. Talented Venezuelan who has played this instrument since he was 4 years old and who knew the music from his familiar environment. A pianist who grew up listening and reading Rachmaninov's concert no.2 and who was selected by competition for this event. “It's a great experience to share music with people of similar culture. Communication is more felt and ideas flow better“, says the pianist Toro referring to the maestro Barbosa-Vásquez.

On the other hand, the violinist Nathan Cole who will interpret, in a Stradivarius, the Beethoven's concert for violin. An internationally acclaimed soloist who brings all the musical experience that can be acquired from the second most important artistic position of the prestigious LA Philharmonic. This work will be accompanied by the maestro Christopher Russell current Barbosa-Vasquez’s teacher. (

The program will also has works by Walton and Tippet, conceived for the English royalty.“I am happy to be sharing scenarios with world-class musicians who are incredible people“ says the young Los Angeles-based Colombian maestro, who hopes this opening season concert will be extremely successful for the APU Symphony Orchestra and all its guest artists.

Where and when?

Haugh Performing Arts Center 1000 W Foothill Blvd, Glendora 91741 (California, USA)

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Free admision

More Info:

School of Music - Concert Events Office: (+1) 626 8123058 /

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