Sergio Tiempo gives world premiere of Esteban Benzecry’s Piano Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel

7 October 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Sergio Tiempo will give the world premiere of a new piano concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel this week; the new work ‘Universos Infinitos’ by Argentine composer Esteban Benzecry will receive multiple performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA (details here), and at the David Geffen Hall of the Lincoln Center in New York in January 2020, with Dudamel and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra with whom Sergio makes his highly-anticipated debut (details here).

In his programme notes, the composer writes:

“Composed during October 2011, this concerto has a title that has to do with humans and their connections with their internal and external universes, in a world before our civilization, where times were governed by planetary and agricultural cycles. I do not pretend to make something ethnomusicological, but if not, to take roots, rhythms, melodies, and mythology of indigenous America as a fount of inspiration to develop in my own style, nourished by those roots and by contemporary Western music, thus creating a language full of imaginary folklore where the presence of nature also predominates through sounds where mineral, vegetable, aquatic, and aerial elements are perceived, as an ecological painted mural.

This concerto is dedicated to Sergio Tiempo.

Esteban Benzecry”

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