Saxophones will be the featured instrument at the concert tonight

Renowned contemporary saxophonist Eric Marienthal is an invited soloist tonight when the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional gives the second concert of the season.

Also performing at the Teatro Nacional will be María Noel Luzardo, of Argentina, another saxophone star.

Marienthal will perfom “Concert for Saxophone and Wind Orchestra” by the late U.S. composer Michael Kamen.

Ms. Luzardo will perform“Concierto op.75 para saxofón, cuerdas y percusión,” composed by her countryman Guillermo Zalcman.

The orchestra will be under the direction on invited Cuban conductor Iván del Prado.

The concert also features two world premiers, according to an announcement.

The Costa Rican group Sonsax, consisting of Javier Valerio, Harold Guillén, Juan Pablo Sandí, Arturo Castro and Manrique Méndez, will perform “Suite para cuarteto de saxofones y orquestra” by Nelson Ramírez. He also is a Costa musicians031315Rican, and the performance is world premier.

The Zalcman piece also is a world premier, said the Centro Nacional de la Música.

The 8 p.m. concert is part of the sixth edition of  Sax Fest Costa Rica. Tickets are 10,000 colons for general admission with discounts for seniors and students, said the Centro.

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