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The Miami Symphony Orchestra presents

Symphonic Blues

Miami Symphony Orchestra

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Monday, January 1

KNIGHT CONCERT HALL

Eduardo Marturet, conductor
Monique Duphil, piano
Corky Siegel, harmonica & piano

Corky Siegel on harmonica and piano along with pianist Monique Duphil are featured in this jazz-and-blues-inspired program.

Program
Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Ravel: Concerto in G for Piano and Orchestra
with Monique Duphil, piano
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carla Maria von Weber
William Russo: Street Music, A Blues Concerto, Op. 65
with Corky Siegel, harmonica & piano

Monique Duphil, piano
The French-born pianist, Monique Duphil, entered at the age of 10 the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris and studied under Jean Doyen, Marquerite Long and Joseph Calvet. Having won a Premier Prix in piano at 15, she graduated the following year with a Grand Prix in Professional Chamber Music. Among her teachers was also Pierre Pasquier. Later studies were with Harriet Serr and Vladimir Horbowski. She obtained her Artist Diploma from the Musikhochschule of Stuttgart, Germany. She made a Paris debut with orchestra at 15, performing Felix Mendelssohn's G minor Piano Concerto with the Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire. This was followed by prizes in four international competitions, including the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, which launched Monique Duphil on a worldwide career.

Corky Siegel, harmonica & piano
Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world's great blues harmonica masters. He is a composer, blues pianist, singer / songwriter, and recent winner of the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest/Meet the Composer's national award for chamber music composition and the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award for Music Composition.

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), now in its 23rd season, is the cultural flagship of Miami, and one of the leading cultural organizations in South Florida. With 80 professional musicians selected from the finest artists from around the world, MISO, represents the exceptional talent and diversity that mirrors this city’s own international and multicultural richness.

Eduardo Marturet enjoys an active career on three continents. As the Music Director and Conductor of The Miami Symphony Orchestra, he remains deeply involved in the musical life of his native Venezuela and continues to guest conduct actively in Europe. He has made more than 40 CDs that range from a Brahms orchestral cycle to surveys of Latin America's greatest orchestral composers.

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