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• Winner of nine GRAMMY awards, including Best Classical Composition for Merengue, written for cellist Yo-Yo Ma
• First artist to win Latin GRAMMYs in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories
• Founding member/conductor of Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra
• Former Composer-In-Residence, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Artistic Director of DC Jazz Festival
• Recipient of the Frankfurter Musikpreis, Guggenheim Fellowship, National Medal of the Arts, The Kennedy Center’s Living Jazz Legend Award, The National Arts Club Medal of Honor, Nelson A. Rockefeller Award, and Chamber Music America’s Bogomolny National Service Award

Works by Paquito D'Rivera include:
Ladies in White (2010) for clarinet, cello and piano
Tembandumba (2009) for children's chorus and claves
The Cape Cod Files (2009) for clarinet and piano
Kites (2005) for clarinet and chamber ensemble
Conversations with Cachao (2007) for double bass, clarinet/saxophone, and orchestra
Gran Danzón (The Bel Air Concerto) (2001) for flute and orchestra
Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano (1991–1994) for clarinet and piano

Looking Ahead: On June 11-12, Paquito D’Rivera’s Dalí in the Tropics is premiered by solo horn player Chris Komer, New Jersey Symphony, and conductor Xian Zhang.

On September 8, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Paquito D’Rivera perform with the National Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of D’Rivera’s new work The Journey, a concerto for cello, clarinet, and orchestra. The performance will be at Wolf Trap.

"He has become the consummate multinational ambassador, creating and promoting a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and classical." -- The National Endowment for the Arts

Please visit Paquito D’Rivera’s official website: www.paquitodrivera.com

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