Presented by AZLO Music Productions

Performance Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | 8 PM

Amazonas 2013

The Struggle for Survival

Weill Recital Hall
The fourth annual “Amazonas” concert highlights composers who have been inspired by the Amazon rainforest. This year’s concert celebrates Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday anniversary with excerpts from his lesser-known opera Alzira, which takes place in the Peruvian Amazon. Brazilian composer Ricardo Calderoni premieres his “Chameleon” Concerto for guitar, clarinet, and orchestra, an homage to Holocaust heroine Hannah Senesh. The program also features excerpts from Reynaldo Moya’s opera, Generalíssimo, and the world premiere of a piece written for guitarist Nilko Andreas, by Juan Pablo Carreño.


  • Angelica de la Riva, Soprano
  • Nilko Andreas Guarin, Guitar
  • Timothy McDevitt, Baritone
  • Adrian Sandi, Clarinet
  • Vince Lee, Conductor
  • The Azlo Orchestra
  • Jose R. Rosario, Host


  • VERDI "Da Gusman, su fragil barca" from Alzira
  • JUAN PABLO CARREÑO Variacion Sobre una Ficcion (World Premiere)
  • RICARDO CALDERONI Concerto "Chameleon" for Guitar, Clarinet, and Orchestra (US Premiere)
  • And works by Reinaldo Moya and Pineda Duque