War of the Romantics: Boise

February 29, 2020, 7:30 pm
Gabriela Martinez
Versatile, daring and insightful, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is establishing a reputation on both the national and international stages for the lyricism of her playing, her compelling interpretations, and her elegant stage presence. Ms. Martinez made her orchestral debut at age 7, and was the First Prize winner of the Anton G. Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Dresden, and a semifinalist at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where she also received the Jury Discretionary Award. She began her piano studies in Caracas with her mother, Alicia Gaggioni, and attended The Juilliard School, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees as a full scholarship student of Yoheved Kaplinsky. Ms. Martinez was a fellow of Carnegie Hall’s The Academy, and a member of Ensemble Connect, while concurrently working on her doctoral studies with Marco Antonio de Almeida in Halle, Germany.

Join us on a journey to explore a diverse range of Romantic works. Strauss’s Don Juan, full of youthful energy, takes the audience on a hero’s journey told by vivid themes and virtuosic solos. Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez performs Clara Schumann’s daring Piano Concerto in A Minor, a piece that radiates the optimism of youth. Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, oft considered the beginning of modern music, showcases the orchestra’s technical and expressive abilities as the composer shows off his unique capacity for creating musical tension and relief. The evening closes with the most popular of Liszt’s thirteen symphonic poems, a bold, vigorous heroic transformation led by the brass section to a stirring close.

R. Strauss: Don Juan 
C. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor 
Gabriela Martinez, piano 
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod  
Liszt: Les Préludes

Doors open an hour before the performance start time. 
Don't miss our Pre-concert with the Phil event with Jamey Lamar at 6:30 pm, or our Post-Concert Q&A with Music Director Eric Garcia immediately following the performance.

Concert generously sponsored by the Boise Phil Women's Leadership Circle.

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Gabriela Martinez
Versatile, daring and insightful, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is establishing a reputation on both the national and international stages for the lyricism of her playing, her compelling interpretations, and her elegant stage presence. Ms. Martinez made her orchestral debut at age 7, and was the First Prize winner of the Anton G. Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Dresden, and a semifinalist at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where she also received the Jury Discretionary Award. She began her piano studies in Caracas with her mother, Alicia Gaggioni, and attended The Juilliard School, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees as a full scholarship student of Yoheved Kaplinsky. Ms. Martinez was a fellow of Carnegie Hall’s The Academy, and a member of Ensemble Connect, while concurrently working on her doctoral studies with Marco Antonio de Almeida in Halle, Germany.