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Concerto for Saxophones goes to Leipzig (January 16) and Berlin (January 20), with James Carter and Krystian Jaarvi conducting the MDR and the Deutches Symphonie-Orchester.
The Eugene Symphony commissions Loíza for its 50th annyvesay season.
SInfonia No. 4 (Naxos) nominated for a Grammy under best contemporary composition category.
Duo Concertante for violin and viola was premiered at the MoMA Summergarden Concerts (July 20, 2014); click to read the NY Times review.
Orchestral song-cycle Beyond the Silence of Sorrow at Chautauqua. Click to read more.
Premiere of Introduccion cancion y desacarga in Madrid (from El Pais-April 22, 2014):
"Monday’s concert at the Reina Sofia Museum had a cultural component of the first rank. It was almost a necessity, if you want a reparation. The composers were consecrated figures of Brasil, Argentina, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
From the Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra we heard the premiere of Introducción, canción y descarga, a piano work of rhythmic power and Caribbean emotion that the author describes, with humility, as a little bit "salsera". It is so, of course, but it is much more. For its coherent sense of musical development and its capacity to engage. Juan Carlos Garvayo embroidered the interpretation and it was an absolute success.” Click here to access full review (in Spanish)
The new CD release from Naxos is out; click to read ead a wonderful review that just came out. Listen to excepts and buy the new recording of Fandangos, Sinfonía no. 4 and Carnaval with the Nashville Symphony on Naxos.
Fantastic review of Souvenirs CD recording. Click here to read it!
Listen to the Sanctus from Missa Latina at the Victoria Bach Festival.
Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival 2013 presentation of Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra was a huge success. The large audience (estimated at 7,000 listeners) gave a standing ovation. Click here to read the review.
Fandangos goes to Brazil. Click here for more information.
Click here to view a new book by José Javier Peña Aguayo, published in Valencia, Spain, on the relationship between Roberto Sierra's works and Salsa music: La música en Puerto Rico: la salsa y Roberto Sierra.
Listen to an excerpt from Navidad en la montaña premiered by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on December 13, 2012.
Sinfonia no.4 received standing ovations with The Philadelphia Orchestra; click here to view images of the concert and to read the review.