Wed / NOV 7TH 7 PM
Helsinki music centre (mannerheimintie 13a)
Award-winning composer Jimmy López Bellido (b. 1978) is considered "one of the most interesting young composers anywhere today" (Chicago Sun-Times), and an “expert in orchestration” (New York Times) with a distinct voice that is “adventurous and winning” (Denver Post). His works have been performed by leading orchestras around the world and his music has been heard in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and Gewandhaus Leipzig.
Perú Negro - for orchestra (2012)
“Perú Negro” was commissioned by Miguel Harth-Bedoya to celebrate the centennial season of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The work is an homage to our Afro-Peruvian heritage but it also stems from a personal desire to assimilate Peruvian folk music to the point of blending it seamlessly with my own language.