On Sunday July 27, Gabriela Montero makes her Boston Symphony Orchestra debut at Tanglewood. The Venezuelan pianist joins the BSO and guest conductor Jacques Lacombe for her signature account of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Lacombe continues the evening's passionate theme in the second half of the program with selections from Verdi's Nabucco and Aida. For tickets, click here.
Starting tomorrow, Gabriela Montero appears in three performances with the Oregon Bach Festival. The Venezuelan-born pianist begins her series with the festival in Portland on July 1 with a recital of her signature improvisations paired with Brahms’s Three Intermezzi and Schumann’s Fantasie in C. This program is reprised on July 7 in Eugene.
In between, Gabriela provides the music for the festival’s trio of ballets, the Creation Triple Bill on July 5 in Eugene and July 6 in Portland. On this program, she performs Bach’s French Suite No. 2.
This week, Gabriela Montero is heard in both León on June 26 and in Mexico City on June 27 and 29 for concerts with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional. For each performance, she joins conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a work that has become a prominent focus of her 2013-14 concert season.
In Mexico, the concerto is given on a program alongside Bernstein’s Overture to Candide and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, as well as Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture.
Gabriela Montero’s June performances begins on the 10th with a recital at Vienna’s famed Konzerthaus. The Venezuelan pianist pairs works by Robert and Clara Schumann, performing the former’s Carnaval and the latter’s Piano Sonata in G Minor. She closes the program with her signature improvisations devised in-the-moment based on themes suggested by audience members.
In the same week, Gabriela can be heard in Germany when she joins the Dresden Philharmonic and Alain Altinoglu for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Performances take place on June 14 and 15 in the city’s Philharmonie. She is then heard at the Lugano Festival as part of the 13th annual installment of "Progetto Martha Argerich." A regular guest of the program, Gabriela performs Schumann's Fantasie in C, Op. 17 and her signature improvisations on June 17, and joins cellist Gautier Capuçon for Bridge's Sonata for Cello and Piano on June 18.