Plena Gritería is an energetic and explosive pieza that features the Pandero (Puertorican folk hand drum). The constant dialogue between instruments is crafted as a gritería. The rhythm of la plena is the main sound and idea of the piece.
Commission The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestra Academy Michael Tilson Thomas, Artistic Director.
Premiere February 19, 2019 at New World Center, Miami.
Instrumentation Bassoon and pandero