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Inspirational Gardens: Pianist Martina Filjak Solos With San Antonio Symphony

"It's harder than it looks. You practice it, and it seems pretty straight forward. But when you add the orchestra, with the scoring and rhythms, it is not as easy as it seems, in fact it is really hard!" said Martina Filjak discussing Nights in the Gardens of Spain by Manuel de Falla.

Martina has played the piece for ten years now, and recently visited the gardens that inspired the work in Sierra de Cordoba.

Previously, Martina has performed Rachmaninoff with Sebastian Lang-Lessing, and he will also conduct Ravel and Debussy on this colorful program Friday and Saturday night at 8 .p.m at the Majestic Theater.

Here is Martina a few years ago playing Bartok:


John Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania.