3/16/17 01:28PM

Aurora symphony maestro boosts international acclaim

Aurora Symphony Maestro selected to conduct International Clarinet Festival "Clarifest 2017" in Guatemala City – June 29, 2017.

The Aurora Symphony Orchestra (aka ASO) is proud to announce that our very own Maestro Norman Gamboa has once again been invited to conduct the National Symphony Orchestra of Guatemala in his seventh appearance with the ensemble. He will be conducting as part the International Clarinet Festival "Clarifest 2017" in Guatemala City – June 29, 2017.

Originally from Costa Rica, Mr. Gamboa is no stranger to international appearances, having conducted orchestras across the United States, Europe, Central and South America. When asked about what this opportunity means to him, Maestro Gamboa responded –

“Working with a full time professional orchestra provides me with the opportunity to network in a completely different area and to interact with musicians and colleagues of a large variety of musical backgrounds. Also, preparing a concert with a rather limited rehearsal time (only four rehearsals) forces you to react quicker and to be able to interpret music at a faster pace, requiring good time management during rehearsals.”

The ASO and Aurora community will benefit greatly from Maestro Gamboa’s international exposure.

“I consider that having a conductor with an international profile helps bring to the ASO a renewed appreciation in the community, it also brings new and exciting repertoire options for future programming and important partnerships with international caliber guest artists who would perform with the ASO.” - said Maestro Gamboa.

The Aurora Symphony Orchestra will present their 2017 Spring Masterworks concert entitled “Arabian Nights” on Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 PM at the Aurora North Middle School Auditorium. The performance will include the work of Classical-era, Czech-Viennese composer Johann Vanhal in his Concert for Two Bassoons, featuring the ASO’s own Martin Gair and Charles Shoemaker.

ASO Tickets are available the day of the performance at the door, and in advance through the ASO website and brownpapertickets.com

To learn more about the Aurora Symphony, visit us at - http://www.aurorasymphony.org

To learn more about Maestro Norman Gamboa, visit him at - http://www.normangamboa.com

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