Paragon Philharmonia welcomes crossover artist Jesus Florido to present new works for violin and strings alongside masterworks of the chamber orchestra repertoire.

Argentinian composer Claudia Montero (1962-2021) was a four-time Latin GRAMMY award winner. Her Violin Concerto features the vibrant tango rhythms and melodies that create the indisputable “Buenos Aires” sound found in her compositions. Paragon Philharmonia is also thrilled to partner with Jesus Florido to present the world premiere of “Poema En Cuatro Tiempos” by GRAMMY-nominated Colombian composer Juan Alboreda.

The Stravinsky Chamber Concerto in Eb also had its world premiere here in Washington DC some 85 years ago, nicknamed “Dumbarton Oaks Concerto” since its private debut was in the music room of the historic Dumbarton Oaks estate in Georgetown. Stravinsky was greatly influenced by the Brandenburg Concerti of J. S. Bach, and this piece is a prime example of his neoclassical style.

Unmistakably influenced by the music of Mozart, particularly the 40th Symphony featured earlier in our season, Schubert’s delightful 5th Symphony closes the program.

The concert will last approximately 75 minutes and will include a short intermission. Please join Maestra Burns and the musicians of Paragon Philharmonia and Grace Church for hors d’oeuvres and drinks following the performance!