Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Performs World Premiere of Roberto Sierra's 'Navidad en la montaña' 7:30 PM Dec. 13 & 8 PM Dec. 14, 2012

Roberto Sierra

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Presents Christmas Cantata World Premiere
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker headlines a classical holiday evening
Detroit, (November 29, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will perform the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s  Navidad en la montaña featuring acclaimed vocalist Heidi Grant Murphy on a program of classical holiday delights. Led by DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin, the performance will also include Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Act II and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The performances will take place on Thursday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, December 14 at 8 p.m. Navidad en la montaña was underwritten by a generous gift from Linda and Stuart Nelson.

The performance will be webcast to a global audience on Friday, December 14 at 8 p.m. via the DSO’s “Live from Orchestra Hall” series. Log on to to view the concert from your computer or mobile device anywhere in the world.

Roberto Sierra Comments by email:
AfriClassical has forwarded the above post to Roberto Sierra, who has replied:

Dear Mr. Zick,

Many thanks for your message. I have many of your postings, and I am very grateful for your kind support. If you live in Detroit and come to one of the concerts, I would love to meet you.

All best,

Roberto Sierra
Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities
Cornell University

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