Bloomingdale School of Music Presents Restraint and Exuberance Solo Piano Recital

Friday, Oct 20,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
323 West 108th Street
Upper West Side, Manhattan

Bloomingdale School of Music

a Solo Piano Recital Featuring

Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:00pm

New York, New York -- Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) is pleased to continue their free concert series with a solo recital entitled, Restraint and Exuberance performed by faculty member pianist Roberto Hidalgo. This free concert on October 20th at 7:00 pm will be held at the David Greer Recital Hall at the school's home site located at 323 West 108th Street (off of Broadway) in Manhattan. Admission is FREE and seating is limited.

Pianist Roberto Hidalgo will perform a program of works from France, Mexico and Russia that explore the range of expression from neo-classical restraint to romantic exuberance. Works by Debussy, Sanchez-Gutierrez and Scriabin will be performed.

ABOUT THE ARTIST - Roberto Hidalgo, Pianist

Mexican born pianist Roberto Hidalgo has enthralled audiences with highly inventive programs that reflect his curiosity towards the creative process behind each piece of music he performs. An enthusiastic advocate of new music, his eclectic repertoire combines works by the great masters with those of lesser-known composers. Critics and audiences have hailed him as a pianist of “a profoundly analytical mind and tonal imagination” whose interpretations are imbued with “a deep emotional understanding of the music at hand.”

Roberto Hidalgo participates regularly in events such as the Look & Listen Festival and the KeyedUp Music Project in New York; the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva “Manuel Enríquez” and the International Festival “Música Nueva Monterrey” in Mexico, and the Foro de Compositores del Caribe, in Medellín, Colombia. As a chamber musician, he has been invited several times to the Chappaquiddick Chamber Music Festival; other presentations include Music Mountain Summer Music Festival in Connecticut and Vochora-Festival d’Art Polyphonique in Tournon-Sur-Rhone, France.

Hidalgo is a regular guest soloist with orchestras such as Sinfónica de Minería, Sinfónica de Xalapa, Orquesta de Cámara de Baja California, Plainfield Orchestra and the Orquesta de Cámara de la Ciudad de México. He has played under the batons of Carlos Miguel Prieto, Fernando Lozano, Angel Romero, Grzegorz Nowak, Sabin Pautze, Theo Alcántara, Marc Lecombe and Benjamín Juárez Echenique.

He holds degrees from Mannes (BM, MM) and Manhattan School of Music (DMA) under the tutelage of the great pianist and pedagogue Mme. Nina Svetlanova.

Founded in 1964, Bloomingdale School of Music is a thriving musical environment where students of all ages, backgrounds, and income levels learn and perform music, develop life skills, and participate in a diverse community committed to access and excellence. Over the years, BSM has served more than 100,000 children and adults through group classes, private instruction, and performance opportunities in classical, jazz, and rock music. Each week, over 650 students of all ages participate in a wide range of music making, including early childhood classes, a distinguished student composition program, annual commissioning of a professional composer, participation in a composer in residence program, a comprehensive pre-college program, free community concerts, and internet-based music programs. For more information on Bloomingdale School of Music’s programs and concerts, visit, call the office at 212-663-6021, or email