José Lezcano & Friends

Sunday -

Dr. José Lezcano will perform at the Redfern Arts Center Alumni Recital Hall on Sunday, September 23, at 3:00 with KSC Faculty pianist & collaborative artist Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova, violinist Jennifer Ellowitich, members of the Portland Chamber Music Festival, and guest Ecuadorean flutist Karla Ortega. The concert, entitled “Skipping the Light Fandango,” will present music for guitar and string, flute and strings, and flute and piano, in works from Italy, Cuba, and Ecuador.

The program features works sharing a sunny Italian lyricism. It includes the evergreen Vivaldi Concerto in D for Guitar & Strings, RV. 93, Luigi Boccherini’s elegant and exciting Guitar Quintet in D, with its fiery concluding Fandango, evoking 18 century Flamenco, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s magisterial Guitar Quintet, op. 143, composed for the Spanish guitar virtuoso, Andrés Segovia.

Highlights include Lezcano’s “From the Garden to the Staircase” for flute and strings, which will be making its world premiere. His “Mojito, Guitar, and String Quartet” - inspired by Cuban dance genres of the 1940s & 50s like the Cha-Cha-Cha and Bolero - makes its local premiere. Karla Ortega will perform the North American premiere of her father Carlos Ortega’s Piccolo Concerto, with Dr. Wright-Ivanova at the keyboard, who will also play continuo in the Vivaldi.

Please join us for this thrilling, family-friendly musical event. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. For more information please call the box office at (603) 358-2168 or email

Theatre/Location: Alumni Recital Hall

Price: Price: $10 / $5 Seniors, Youth, & KSC Students