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. Click to hear 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 will be presented at Carnegie Hall by the Mahattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Click here for more information.
Fandangos goes to Brazil. Click here for more information.
St. Louis Symphony has announced it's 2013-2014 season featuring Fandangos coducted by Leonard Slatkin on April 25, 26 & 27.
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 receives standing ovations with The Philadelphia Orchestra; click here to view images of the concert and to read the review.
Fandangos received its New England first performances on November 8-10 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero; click here to read more.
Read interview with Manuel Barrueco (from Córdova, Spain) on Roberto Sierra's guitar works.