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Del Prado at the Sax Fest Costa Rica

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Ivan del Prado will conduct the Costa Rican National Symphony Orchestra in the Gala Concert of the Sax Fest Costa Rica International. The performance which will take place tomorrow Friday March 13th, will be the closure of the 6th Edition of this Saxophone Festival. The program of the concert includes 3 pieces written for this popular wind instrument. The soloists will be María Noel Luzardo, from Argentina;  the Costa Rican quintet Sonsax, and the Grammy Award-winning Eric Marienthal (USA) best known for his work in the jazz and pop genres.

This is the second time Del Prado participates in the Sax Fest Costa Rica. In 2013 he was invited to conduct a special performance that linked the Costa Rican Symphony with the Cuban saxophonist Cesar Lopez.

Last week Maestro Del Prado conducted The University of Mississippi Symphony Orchestra in its “Future Stars” concert. This in an annual concert in which the students winners of the William T. Gower Competition appear as soloists.   (3/12/2015)