Concerts & Conversations: Paquito D’Rivera 3 May 2010, 7:00 pm Paquito D’Rivera discusses art, literature, politics and music with musical interludes. Conversation with Paquito D’Rivera and Enrique Del Risco, moderated by radio personality Candice Agree. Advance ticket sales now online or by phone at 212-868-4444. Or purchase tickets online. Paquito D’Rivera’s work for the 2009 Composer’s Commission, Ladies in White (las Damas de Blanco) is a reference to the wives of the victims of the “Black Spring of 2003” in Cuba. During that period, many independent journalists were arrested and accused of being agents of the United States. The wives protested these arrests and staged strikes in the streets by wearing white dresses. Elebash Recital Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10016 Program: Bandoneón, for cello and piano Five Songs from “Cecilio Valdés, King of Havana”, an opera in process. Improvisations for clarinet and piano Ladies in White, for clarinet, cello and piano (World premiere of Foundation for Iberian Music 2009 Composer’s Commission) All compositions by Paquito D’Rivera Lyrics by Enrique del Risco and Alexis Romay Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet Alex Brown, piano Borislav Strulev, violoncello Brenda Feliciano, soprano Loli Marquez Sterling, contralto Mariano Vidal, tenor Click photo for a full video of the performance!