Miami Symphony Orchestra MD Eduardo Marturet Shares Details Of 2018 'Ocean Drive In Vienna' [INTERVIEW]

Maestro Eduardo Marturet and the Miami Symphony Orchestra will present a marvelous and joyful show that promises to captivate the audience. Latin Times spoke with Marturet on what the audience can expect. Photo: Courtesy

Committed to the diversity and cultural enrichment of the community, the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) under the baton of Maestro Eduardo Marturet, will present the first show of 2018 "Ocean Drive in Vienna." On Sunday, January 21 from 6pm at the Adrienne Arsht Center - Knight Concert Hall in Miami, marvelous and joyful waltzes, polkas and overtures will be combined with Viennese melodies that promise to captivate the audience.

During the "Ocean Drive in Vienna" there will be great surprises and Maestro Marturet, with his unique style, will seduce the audience with music by Johann Strauss, Von Suppe, Paul Nero, and arrangements by Tarcisio Barreto among others. There will also be a special participation by Victor Espinola, renowned Paraguayan harpist who has accompanied on his tours the famous world-renowned artist Yanni and is currently a soloist in residence at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

Marturet is a faithful believer of fusions, for the same reason the virtuoso Venezuelan group Ensamble 7/4 will give the show a twist with a touch of South Beach, merging with the MISO in the Viennese atmosphere, in a joyful and fascinating way.

Latin Times spoke with Marturet on what the audience can expect during this exquisite show. "'Ocean Drive in Vienna' is a fusion of art, music and fashion," said Marturet. "One hundred of the best musicians from all around the world will play waltzes, polkas with Viennese melodies."

 "I am in charge of choosing the talent that accompanies me," said the artist. "I remember once I was having dinner in a restaurant and a young man approached me and said 'maestro, I want to play music with you' I said yes and in the following season he was one of the most acclaimed musicians of the show." According to Marturet, every talented person has a special space in the orchestra.

Born in Caracas, Marturet studied in Cambridge, England where he became firmly rooted in the European tradition, obtaining a degree in Piano, Percussion, Conducting, and Composition. In 1979, he returned to Venezuela with a permanent position with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Caracas as Associate Conductor and later as Artistic Director to the Orquesta Sinfónica Venezuela, where he served in that position until 1995. 

In 2006, received a Latin Grammy nomination for "Encantamento" in the category of Best Classical Album conducting the Berliner Symphoniker. In March 2012 the flag of the United States was flown over the U.S. Capitol in honor of Eduardo Marturet, together with the Medal of Merit of the U.S. Congress in recognition for his outstanding and invaluable service to the community.

He has made more than 40 CDs that range from a Brahms orchestral cycle to surveys of Latin America's greatest orchestral composers. 

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