The Argentinian soloist Rosa Antonelli performed to a sold-out crowd at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall for the first time in 2011.
She was the first pianist to perform a repertoire entirely comprised of Latin American and Spanish composers, and she will do it again when she returns to the same stage on Wednesday night.
“It’s magnificent. The acoustics [are] wonderful. The magic, the history of the hall is very important,” Antonelli told Fox News Latino.
For her performance on Wednesday night, which she said took at least a year to prepare for, the pianist will be premiering two pieces never played before in New York: Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz’s “Champagne Waltz” and Luis Gianneo’s “Tres danzas argentinas” (“Three Argentinian Dances”).
“One of my goals is to promote Latin American and Spanish composers as much as I can,” Antonelli said. “So that people don’t feel like Latin American music is only the popular music like salsa, mambo, merengue – which I love. But we have beautiful composers at the same level as European composers.”
The concert in Carnegie Hall will benefit the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council’s scholarship fund.
Lucia I. Suarez Sang is a Reporter for FoxNews.com.
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