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Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio plays the rarely heard Piano Concerto by Carlos Chávez, a work of Mexican dance rhythms and bold drama. An overture by Dvořák that’s another rarity starts the concert, which closes with a triumphant conclusion in the spectacular Ravel orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures From an Exhibition. Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts each piece, as well as the bonus work featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Ernest Bloch’s Schelemo from a recording on CSO Resound.

Dvořák Husitská Overture
Chavez Piano Concerto
Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel Pictures From an Exhibition

Originally recorded at concerts on Dec. 12, 13, 14 and 17, 2013

Bloch Schelomo
Yo-Yo Ma, cello (CSO Resound)

Above: Detail of Vladimir Hartmann’s Paris Catacombs

This program will be available until March 25, 2017

Program notes for the works by Dvořák, Chavez and Mussorgsky/Ravel can be read here. Notes for Schelomo are posted here. More information about the CSO Resound recording with Yo-Yo Ma featuring Schelomo may be found here.

Performer Biographies

Jorge Federico Osorio, piano

Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

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