Puerto Rican, Roberto Sierra is one of the most important living composers of contemporary classical music. Sierra’s work draws from the 20th century avant-garde music and the 19th century romantic traditions alike and synthesized his European and Latino influences. Host, Elbio Barilari will pick some of his favorite pieces from this composer’s vast catalogue, including his Caribbean Rhapsody.
Boriken, by Roberto Sierra
Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Maximiano Valdés (conductor)
Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, James Carter (saxophones), Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor)
Symphony No. 4
Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor)