The North Shore Symphony Orchestra will present a concert featuring the works of Giuseppe Verdi, George Bizet and Antonin Dvorak on Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School located at 50 Kennedy Drive in Plainview.
Under the helm of guest conductor Felipe Tristan, the musical production will present Verdi’s La Forza del Destino: Overture, Bizet’s Carmen: Selections from Suites 1 & 2 and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major.
In 2012, Tristan debuted as conductor and flutist at Lincoln Center in a concert titled “Viva la Flauta!” Later, he made his conducting debut in Carnegie Hall as part of the “Season Finale” of Redes USA. He is founding director of the Symphony Orchestra of the Americas, an organization that promotes Latin American concert music, along with standard classical repertoire. In its 2016-2017 season, the SOA presented a festival in NY dedicated to Mexican composer Carlos Chávez, at the prestigious DiMenna Center for Classical Music.
Tristan is also artistic director of the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia, and he made his conducting debut in Mexico’s foremost concert hall, the Palacio de Bellas Artes. He is also the first Mexican to be named Assistant Conductor of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, which he joined in 2015 and is now a part of their Board of Directors.
Tristan was recently named director of string orchestras at the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Arts. Since 2016, he is the assistant director of education of the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance organization that has won five Grammy awards.
This past summer, he made his conducting debut in Panama, and also attended the prestigious Gstaad Music Festival in Switzerland, with Jaap van Zweden, music director designate of the New York Philharmonic. Also in 2017, he had his first tour of China, in the cities of Beijing and Zhengzhou, where he conducted and presented a TED X Talk about the benefits of music.
The March 3 concert on Long Island will also bring together the talents of the 75-member North Shore Symphony Orchestra, Long Island’s most established community orchestra. Tickets, which are $15 for general admission and $12 for seniors and students, may be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance.
Further information about North Shore Symphony Orchestra and the evening’s concert may be found on the orchestra’s website, www.northshoresymphonyorch.org, or by calling 631-827-5401.