Beginning a new decade

Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos

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O Garatuja: Prelude
Concerto for two pianos in E major
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Fabio Mechetti, conductor

Born in São Paulo, Fabio Mechetti is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic since its creation in 2008. Recently, he became the first Brazilian invited to lead an Asian orchestra, being appointed Principal Conductor of the Malaysian Philharmonic. In the United States, Mechetti was Resident Conductor of the San Diego Symphony, Principal Conductor of the Syracuse Symphony, and is now Conductor Emeritus of the Spokane Symphony and the Jacksonville Symphony, after leading them for many seasons with great success. In Washington, he served as Associate Conductor for Mstislav Rostropovich in the National Symphony. With a solid career both in the USA and Brazil, Mechetti has already performed in Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Japan, Scotland, Finland, Canada, Sweden, and Italy. He is also a winner of the Malko Competition and holds Master’s degrees in conducting and composition from the Juilliard School of Music.

Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Christina and Michelle Naughton have been hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry”. They played with many orchestras in the USA and performed in Europe, Asia and South America. In 2012, they released their first album and in 2016 they made their debut in the Warner Classics label, recording the music of Messiaen, Johann Sebastian Bach and John Adams. Both winners of the Festorazzi Prize, the Naughton sisters have captivated audiences throughout the globe with the unity created by their mystical musical communication, which made The Washington Post describe them as one of the “greatest piano duos of our time”.

Programa de Concerto

22 Feb 2018
Thursday, 8:30 pm

Minas Gerais Hall
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23 Feb 2018
Friday, 8:30 pm

Minas Gerais Hall
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