Cleveland Ovations Preview: Octavio Más-Arocas

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Tonight on "Cleveland Ovations," with your host Jacqueline Gerber:

Clint Needham: “Suburban Groove” (2014)
BW Symphony; Octavio Más-Arocas, conductor

Franz Schubert: Fantasy in f minor, D. 940 (1828)
Fuoco Duo (Anthony Fuoco and Christine Fuoco, pianos)

Igor Stravinsky: Sonata for Two Pianos (1944)
Fuoco Duo (Anthony Fuoco and Christine Fuoco, pianos)

Wallingford Riegger: Finale from “The New Dance” (1935)
Mary Dobrea-Grindahl and Robert Mayerovitch, pianos

John Corigliano: Gazebo Dances (1972)
Fuoco Duo (Anthony Fuoco and Christine Fuoco, pianos)

David Little: “Haunted Topography” (2013)
BW Symphony; Octavio Más-Arocas, conductor

Richard Strauss: Sietdem dein Aug’ (1885-87)
Louis Beydts: Crepuscule (1947)
Frank Bridge: Love went-a-riding (1916)
J.R. Fralick, tenor; Christine Fuoco, piano

Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op. 56b (1873)
Fuoco Duo (Anthony Fuoco and Christine Fuoco, pianos)

Intermission Interview: Octavio Más-Arocas

Octavio Más-Arocas, a versatile, dynamic and prize-winning Spanish-born musician who has conducted orchestras across North and South America and Europe, takes up the BW Orchestra baton. In 2011, Más-Arocas was awarded the prestigious Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholarship, subsequently traveling to Europe to serve as the assistant to Maestro Kurt Masur with the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Helsinki Radio Orchestras.

An enthusiastic advocate of new music and composer as well, Más-Arocas most recently served as Director of Orchestral Studies and Conductor of the Symphony and Opera Orchestras at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Wisconsin and Resident Conductor at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee. Más-Arocas also served as assistant conductor at the Madrid Royal Opera House and conducted fully-staged opera productions with the Bowling Green State Opera.

His degrees have come from Bowling Green State; Bard College; Accademia Musicale Pescarese, Pescara, Italy; and Conservatorio Superior de Musica, Valencia, Spain.

 

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