Aldo with The Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra

Saturday -
7:30 PM
Schneebeck Concert Hall
Tacoma, Washington

The Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anna Wittstruck, is excited to perform with Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán. López-Gavilán is praised for his “dazzling technique and rhythmic fire” in the Seattle Times and dubbed a “formidable virtuoso” by The Times (London).

López-Gavilán excels in both the classical and jazz worlds as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber-music collaborator, and performer of his own electrifying jazz compositions. The concert program will feature his concerto for piano and orchestra, Emporium, as well as a dance piece composed his father, Guido López-Gavilán. The first half of the program comprises American music: Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide  and Gary Schocker’s Airborne, featuring flute soloist and 2022 Concerto-Aria competition winner Jasmine Mikesell ’22. It will be an exuberant evening of musical and cultural exchange.

"This concert is an extraordinary opportunity for our orchestra students to perform alongside Mr. Aldo López-Gavilán, and to experience cross-cultural collaboration," said Wittstruck. "Every piece on the program is full of joy and terrifically fun to play. We hope you can attend!"

Mr. López-Gavilán’s appearance is made possible in partnership with the Northwest Sinfonietta and through a generous donation by Bruce and Dixie Arneklev to the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra.

This concert is free and open to the public. You may also enjoy López-Gavilán in concert with Northwest Sinfonietta on Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Tickets for "Archipelago - Aldo López-Gavilán in Concert" are available at

Read Aldo López-Gavilán’s biography.

Event Location

Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound