Concierto Cubanero, the second guitar concerto by José Lezcano (BM ’81) will have its world premiere at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in New York City on May 22. Lezcano will perform the concerto with the North-South Consonance Orchestra, conducted by Max Lifchitz.
Lezcano received two GRAMMY nominations in 2009 for his work on the CD Remembrances/Recuerdos released by North-South Consonance. He received nominations and was semi-finalist for Best Contemporary Composition (for his guitar concerto) and Best Performance, Soloist with Orchestra (for his solo performance in the concerto). Lezcano was also interviewed in January on Classical Guitar Alive, a radio program broadcast on 200 stations nationwide; selections from two of his CDs (Remembrances and Latin Landscapes) were played.