Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Gallo Center For the Arts

David Lockington, conductor
Gabriela Martinez, piano
Sandra Bengochea, soprano
Joseph Wiggett, baritone

MSO Chorus
Dr. Daniel R. Afonso, Jr.
chorus director
Modesto Symphony Youth Chorus
Dr. Yejee Choi
, chorus director


Márquez ∙ Danzón No. 2
FallaNights in the Gardens of Spain


AfonsoWe Are the Innocent
Kavasch ∙ Amor
Villa-Lobos ∙ Chôros No. 10
Ivory ∙ I Will Rise

Travel from Spain… to Brazil… and back to California during this dramatic evening of musical debuts. First, talented Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez performs Spanish composer Manuel de Falla’s intimate Nights in the Gardens of Spain for the first time in Modesto. The program continues building as the MSO Chorus takes the stage to perform Villa-Lobos’ Chôros No. 10. The Chorus and Symphony will then join forces with the Modesto Symphony Youth Chorus, as well as a community chorus, to perform Sean Ivory’s inspirational choral piece, I Will Rise.