Gabriela Lena Frank, composer
With each new piece, Frank becomes a more exciting and necessary voice.
— Los Angeles Times
Something of a musical anthropologist, this much-celebrated American composer draws on her travels and her own Peruvian/Chinese/Jewish ancestry for her creations, which captivate by mixing Latin American traditions into Western classical forms. A past composer-in-residence at the Fort Worth Symphony, Ms. Frank now holds that post at the Houston Symphony Orchestra, which will premiere her major work Conquest Requiem in May, with text by Pulitzer winner Nilo Cruz. Join the Cliburn for an afternoon conversation with the composer and live performances.
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Shields-Collins Bray, piano
Evan Mitchell, piano
Ordabek Duissen, violin
Sorin Guttman, viola
Swang Lin, violin
Allan Steele, cello
Sonata Serrana No. 1 for Four-Hand Piano
Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout for String Quartet (excerpts)
Milagros for String Quartet (excerpts)
Tres Homenajes: Compadrazgo for Piano Quintet