Performing Frank Martin Violin Concerto with Orquestra Sinfónica Nacional de Panamá at the Teatro Nacional

With conductor Ricardo Risco after the performance

Boxes of Teatro Nacional

With students of the Escuela Juvenil de Música


Panama Premiere of Frank Martin violin Concerto

Janet Packer spent a week in Panama in August 2006.  As soloist with the Orquestra Sinfónica Nacional de Panamá, under the direction of Ricardo Risco, she gave the Panamanian premiere of Frank Martin’s Violin Concerto.  She also delivered a U.S. State Department-sponsored lecture on American composers she has commissioned, and taught violinists at the University of Panama, Conservatory of Panama, and Escuela Juvenil de Música.  Janet was warmly received by students, teachers, orchestra musicians, and audience members, as well as friends and family of her host, Elena Kitras.

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