For the Love of Music: Jorge Martinez-Rios and Marianna Gabbi

Mar 19, 2013

Violist and singer Jorge Martinez-Rios and conductor Marianna Gabbi at KRWG-FM.
Credit Leora Zeitlin

Jorge Martinez-Rios is a man of many musical talents. Though mainly known as the violist in La Catrina Quartet, he is also a singer, and in February, he made his debut with orchestra in several songs from West Side Story – performed with soprano Thea Cordova and the New Horizons Orchestra, with Maestra Marianna Gabbi conducting. Jorge and Marianna joined Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin in advance of the concert to talk about their mutual love of singing, the relationship between singing and string playing, the love of music shown by the New Horizons players, and works on the program by Howard Hansen, Leonard Bernstein, Dave Brubeck and Aaron Copland.