The music of Mendelssohn and Alexander
Featuring: Pianist Joey Alexander and Pianist Daniela Liebman
Johann Strauss Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor
Joey Alexander, arr. Kitsopoulos: Jazz works for piano and orchestra to be announced from the stage
Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, Joey Alexander began teaching himself to play piano at the age of six, using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. Alexander’s father nurtured his innate gifts for swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta.
Daniela Liebman was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 14th, 2002. She began her piano studies at the age of five and has the distinction of being the youngest soloist in Mexico’s history to appear with a professional orchestra, having debuted at eight-years-old with the Aguascalientes Symphony performing Mozart’s eighth piano concerto.