The song of ebonies

Friday, August 23 – 19.30

Fernando Cruz (piano), Alexis Baldos (clarinet)
Sankt Petri church

duration 1 hour

From Argentina to Mexico, Cuba and Brazil, join us for a very special evening of music that transcends borders. Enjoy the sounds of clarinet and piano, and experience how the rhythms of Latin American folk music have blended with the tradition of classical music.

Astor Piazzola (1921-1992): Etudes Tango n.3, clarinet solo
Alfredo da Rocha Viana Filho, known as Pixinguinha (1897-1973): Choros for clarinet and piano
Josefina Acosta (1897 -?): Follage
Celso Machado (1953): Paçoca for clarinet and piano
Paquito D’rivera (1948): 3 pieces for clarinet and Piano
Paquito D’Rivera: The Cape Cod Files for Clarinet and piano
Edmundo Villani-Côrtes (1930): Luz for clarinet and piano
Lalo Schifrin (1932): Central Park Variations for clarinet and piano
Arturo Marquez (1950): Zarabandeo for clarinet and piano


Alexis Baldos lives in Stavanger and is a regular guest in different Norwegian orchestras: Stavanger Symfoniorkester, Trondheim symfoniorkester, Kristiansand Symfoniorkester, Arktisk Filharmoni…He studied the clarinet in France where he graduated with honours with a First Price from the «Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris» in 2002 and a First Price of Bass Clarinet from the «Conservatoire de Créteil» in 2007. He played with different orchestras such as «L’Orchestre de Paris», «Les Siècles», «L’Orchestre Colonne» and «L’Orchestre Pasdeloup» and was a member of the Latin Music «Ensemble Quarte Augmentée».
In addition of the classical and romantic repertoire, Alexis enjoys exploring other musical universes like jazz, traditional music and challenging contemporary music.

Fernando Cruz was educated at Real Conservatorio in Madrid and at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. He taught piano as a secondary instrument at Indiana University in 2006, at Real Conservatorio in Madrid in 2013, and has been employed at UiS, University of Stavanger, since 2015. He has contributed to the dissemination of Spanish music through various concerts in Europe, America, the Middle East, and Asia, as well as two CD recordings. At one point, he worked as a ballet accompanist at Compañía Nacional de Danza in Spain and has been an orchestral pianist in the USA and Norway (SSO). He has also completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.