On Sunday, October 4th at 2 PM, New London Maritime Society presents a piano recital, "100th Anniversaries and Other Celebrations." José García-León will perform piano works of E. Wild, Surinach, Albéniz, Debussy, Poulenc, and Gershwin.|
[;It is the 100th anniversary of the births of Earl Wild (yes, the pianist, who happened to also be a composer) and Carlos Surinach (a Spanish composer who lived in New Haven most of his life). In essence, Jose has picked great music from his 3 heritages: Spain, France and the US.];
Jose Garcia-Leon is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at The Juilliard School; he last performed at the Custom House Maritime Museum four years ago. José García-León is a first prize winner of numerous national and international competitions, including the Artist International Competition of New York. Dr. García-León has performed extensively throughout Europe, the US, Russia, Latin America and South East Asia.
Tickets are $16, $12 NLMS members, and $6 for children ages 12 and younger.
Bio: Pianist José García-León is a first prize winner of numerous national and international competitions, including the Artist International Competition of New York.
Dr. García-León has performed extensively as a solo recitalist, most notably at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York, the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Saint Petersburg Music Festival, the Suolahti Summer Festival in Finland, the Shandelee Showcase Series in New York, the Marienbad International Festival in the Czech Republic, and also in Croatia, Ireland, Thailand, Chile, France and throughout Spain. In addition, he has worked with conductors like Timothy Perry, Florin Totan from the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra and Constantine Orbelian with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra; and has made recordings for national television and radio programs in Spain, the United States and South East Asia. As a scholar he has presented research papers and lecture recitals at international conferences throughout the US, Greece, South Korea and Argentina.
José García-León was born in Seville, Spain. After graduating with highest honors from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Sevilla, he moved to New York where he completed a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the Manhattan School of Music. His main teachers have been Nina Svetlanova and Sophia Rosoff. Currently, he is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at The Juilliard School.
|Sunday Oct 04, 2015 2:00 PM - Sunday Oct 04, 2015 3:30 PM | $6.00 - $16.00
Custom House Maritime Museum (View)
150 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|