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Conductor Alondra de la Parra
Double Bass Edicson Ruiz (Australian debut, QSO exclusive)

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Relish in the music of America's Golden Age as Music Director Alondra de la Parra leads QSO in this spirited evening of works from Gershwin, Bernstein and more.

Jet to sun-drenched Arizona in Grofé’s vivid Sunrise and Cloudburst from Grand Canyon Suite and the bustling backstreets of New Jersey with Bernstein’s On the Waterfront, then get swept off your feet in Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

Grofé Sunrise and Cloudburst from Grand Canyon Suite
Koussevitzky Double Bass Concerto
Gershwin An American in Paris
Bernstein On the Waterfront



Program Notes

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Music Director

Alondra de la Parra

Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances, making her one of the most compelling conductors of her generation. She holds the distinction of being the first Mexican woman...
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Double Bass

Edicson Ruiz

Born in Caracas in 1985, Edicson Ruiz decided to play the bass when he was just eleven years old. His first teacher and mentor Felix Petit guided him through his studies in "El Sistema", the...
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