Gran Danzon, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra by Paquito D’Rivera

(Reduction for Flute, Piano and Optional Percussionist) Commissioned in 2002 by the National Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic for flutist Marina Piccinini, this lively and colorful one-movement concerto is based on the Cuban national dance, the danzón, as well as various other popular Cuban and Afro-Cuban styles. This very effective reduction for piano by Evan Hause with optional percussionist (guiro, clave, suspended cymbal, triangle, snare, bongos, rain stick, tom-toms, optional timpani) makes a sizzling virtuoso recital piece. Orchestral parts available upon request. “Best that night was Paquito D’Rivera’s Gran Danzon…a spiky and imaginatively colored piece…a dazzling work revealing D’Rivera’s sophistication as a composer.” Washington Post48


For Flute and Piano with optional Percussion (1 player), 26 minutes.

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 1 in