45. Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano, and the Park Slope Woodwind Quintet

Sunday, February 19th, 2023 @ 7pm | Masterworks for Piano and Winds


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Sunday Evenings at Klavierhaus
Joe Patrych, artistic director

presents

45.

Masterworks for Piano and Winds


and the
Park Slope Woodwind Quintet

Sunday, February 19th, 2023 @ 7pm

Live at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019


Livestream: YouTube


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wind Quintet in E Flat Major, K. 452

Claude Debussy
Images for Solo Piano, Premiere Série

Francis Poulenc
Sextet, Op. 100


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New York City based pianist, Nelson Ojeda Valdés, has been a soloist with the Pacific Symphony, Southeast Symphony, California State University Wind Ensemble, and the Lloyd Rodgers’ Diverse Instrument Ensemble. His performances include solo and chamber recitals at the Yamaha Resort (Nemunosato, Japan), Yon Sei University (Seoul, South Korea), Esterhazy Palace (Eisenstadt, Austria), Círculo Bellas Artes (Madrid, Spain), Ateneo de Madrid (Spain), Fundación Juan March (Madrid), Fundación Canal (Madrid), Conde Duque (Madrid), Steinway Society of Puerto Rico, Symphony Space (NYC), The DiMenna Center for Classical Music (NYC), performances with the Park Slope Woodwind Quintet, David Dubal’s “World of Piano” at the Juilliard School (NYC), Dr. Lisa Yui’s “Lives of the Piano” at Manhattan School of Music (NYC), Disney Hall (Los Angeles, CA), Meng Concert Hall (Fullerton, CA), University of California Riverside’s Department of Hispanic Studies, and Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa, CA). Mr. Ojeda has also been active in new music premiering works by David Meckler and Tom Lidell at the Voces Novae New Music Festival (Fullerton, CA), works by Carlos Carrillo and Desmar Guevara at Pregones (Bronx, NY), Movimiento de Arte y Cultura (San José, CA), and Su Teatro (Denver, CO), works by José Greco at the Queens New Music Festival (Queens, NY), “A Dream within a Dream” by Francisco Otero written for him and soprano Lynette Carveth on a tour of New York and California, Janet Emmons’s “Requiem for Gaia’s Children” at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC), “barcode; Music for Two Pianos” by Frederick Lesemann written for him and Susan Svrcek at Pasadena Conservatory (Pasadena, CA), and a performance of Paul Jared Newman’s “Por la noche me llaman” at Ballet Hispanico (New York, NY) at a memorial concert for the composer. Mr. Ojeda’s performances in Piano Spheres (Los Angeles, CA) includes participation in a complete performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux playing “Le merle bleu” (Book One, No. 3) and the two piano version of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with Susan Svrcek. Mr. Ojeda’s 2023-24 season includes a chamber program with soprano Sarah Ittoop and cellist David Newtown dedicated to the music of Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms and a recital of Philip Glass, John Adams, and Steve Reich with pianists Christopher Bradshaw, Steve Long, Lisa Yui, and Anthony de Mare at Klavierhaus. Ojeda Valdés holds degrees from California State University Fullerton and Manhattan School of Music with additional studies at the Juilliard School and Mannes School of Music. His primary teachers have been Earle Voorhies, Susan Svrcek, and Constance Keene. Mr. Ojeda teaches privately and is the founder and director of the National Piano Associates.

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