Don Quixote’s Piano: The 400th Anniversary of Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra’s Death
Mexican pianist Mauricio Náder began performing at the age of nine years old and has mantained an active career, performing at major venues of the American continent, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. He has appeared extensively in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, China, Lebanon and Pakistan. His interpretative warmth, the power of his artistic personality and his ability to face an immense repertory ranging from the Baroque to the contemporary music have led him to become one of today’s Latin American musicians who most hold the attention of concert organizers. He debuted as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra (Mexico) at the age of nineteen years old. Since then, he is frequently invited by all of Mexico’s major orchestras, as well as by diverse orchestras from abroad. Some of his projects have included the “premier in Mexico” of George Crumb’s Makrokosmos (complete Books I and II) during the Festival Internacional Cervantino (2009) and the premier of Manuel M. Ponce’s Piano Concerto in several countries.
Lisa Zane is an American singer with an eclectic, intercultural repertoire, unique on the music scene. Her act has a 21st century dimension in its swift blend of cultures and musical traditions, with a worldliness that speaks to a mature audience and that intrigues a youthful one. Greek art songs, Mexican habaneras, French chansons, and other romantic folk traditions, stand side by side with her original material rooted in rock, folk and jazz that tell urban tales of contemporary life. Ms. Zane has also been a performing artist since her school days and enjoyed an early career as a stage and screen actress. Audiences know her from the noir thriller Bad Influence and from her series work in ER, Profit and Roar, among many other TV and movie roles throughout the 90’s.