was commissioned by the National Symphony
in Washington, DC to create a flute concerto
to be performed by virtuoso flutist, Marina
Piccinini that would be influenced by the
danzon of Paquito's native Cuba.
introduce Marina to this music, he invited
flutists, Jose Fajardo, Johnny Pacheco and
Eddie Zervigon in addition to a host of
other New York area musical artists including
Sonny Bravo and Alfredito Valdez to share
in this historical musical evening.