"Picante" - Torrente, Villa-Lobos, Romero and Piazzolla


Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive
United States
November 3, 2013, 6:00 pm
Concert Series: 
Music from or inspired by Cuba, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela. Manisero Fantasy, based on the Cuban folk song 
"The Peanut Vendor," was written for us by Al Torrente in 2012. This will be the southeastern US premiere. 
We will also play Heitor Villa-Lobos String Quartet #3. Villa-Lobos has been described as the 
single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music. Next is Argentine icon Astor Piazzolla's 
Tango Ballet. The last piece will be Aldemaro Romero's famous Fuga con Pajarillo. A Venezuelan composer, 
conductor, pianist and orchestra founder, Romero based this work on folkloric themes 
mixed with classical tradition, taking the joropo, a native Venezuelan dance, to a whole new level.
Luis Fernandez, violin
Tony Seepersad, violin 
Rafael Ramirez, viola 
Michael Andrews, cello
Alex Berti, double bass
Tickets online or at the door: $25 adults, $15 seniors and students