Symphonic orchestra gives eighth concert of season

Invited conductor Toby Hoffman from the United States will lead the  Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional tonight and again Sunday morning in a concert featuring Ravel, Beethoven and Stravinsky.

The concert both at 8 p.m. today and at 10:30 a.m. Sunday will be in the Teatro Nacional.

Michael Thalmann is the invited pianist. Among the works will be “Rapsodie espagnole” by Maurice Ravel, which includes “Malagueña” and “Piano Concerto No.5, Op.73” by Ludwig van Beethoven. The Igor Stravinsky work will be “Petrouchka” from the ballet.

This is Thalmann’s first performance with the orchestra but he has visited Costa Rica previously, said the Centro Nacional de la Música. He is from Switzerland.  This is the orchestra’s eighth concert of the season.

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