January 17, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
San Fernando Cathedral
Café Colombia / Edmar Castañeda, harp, and St. Petersburg String Quartet

Juantio Becenti           Divertimento No. 4 for Piano Quartet
Robert Schumann      Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op.47
——-St. Petersburg Piano Quartet
Edmar Castaneda,       “A La Tierra” for String Quartet and Llanera Harp
arr. Emilio Solla
——-Edmar Castaneda, harp and St. Petersburg String Quartet

Part of the Las Américas city-wide music festival, Edmar Castañeda (harp) has taken the world’s stage by storm with the sheer force of his virtuosic command. “The Colombian plays the harp like hardly anyone else on earth. His hands, seemingly powered by two different people, produce a totally unique, symphonic fullness of sound, a rapid-fire of chords, balance of melodic figures and drive, served with euphoric Latin American rhythms, and the improvisatory freedom of a trained jazz musician . . . captivating virtuosity, but in no way only virtuosity for its own sake.” –Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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