Multitalented cellist-conductor-composer Emilio Colón makes his debut with the Reno Chamber Orchestra, performing the Symphony for Cello and Orchestra by British composer Benjamin Britten composed for his friend Mstislav Rostropovich.
Acclaimed as a passionate and virtuosic performer, Emilio Colón is highly sought after as a solo cellist, chamber musician, conductor, composer and pedagogue. An extensive international career has taken him to Canada, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Spain, Switzerland, England, Germany, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Japan, Korea, Guatemala, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and the United States. In the coming year, concert engagements will take him throughout the US, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. Most recent engagements include soloist at the 2013 Casals Festival, guest artist with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, soloist at the Festival Interamericano de las Artes, soloist on tour in Ecuador with the Dvorak Cello Concerto (Sinfonicas de Guayquil and Loja), guest conductor and soloist of the Classical Symphony Orchestra of Guatemala, soloist and conductor with the Texas Festival Orchestra; La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, Barge Music in New York City; concerts at the Casals Festival of Prades and recital tours in Europe, Asia, North and South Americas. His recordings are featured on the Enharmonic, Centaur, Zephyr, and Lyras labels. Colón currently records for Klavier as solo cellist, chamber musician, conductor, and composer under the label.
This is a Nevada Humanities grant-funded event. Nevada Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.