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Gabriela Montero

It has just been announced that Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero has been awareded the Beethoven Prize for Human Rights, Peace, Freedom, Poverty Reduction and Inclusion for 2018, which takes into account an artist's engagement in the broader society outside the concert hall.

Gabriela said in a Facebook post, "I am very grateful for this prestigious award, if only because it will offer one more opportunity to give public voice to the millions of Venezuelans suffering the gravest imaginable consequences of a narco-mafia autocracy."

Zaragoza is the capital of northeastern Spain's Aragon region.  Mudéjar-style landmarks, combining Islamic and Gothic architecture, include the Aljafería, an 11th-century Moorish palace, and the Cathedral of the Savior, begun in the 12th century.

This week pianist Jorge Luis Prats brings the house down in Zaragosa with “Cuban Dances” by Ignacio Cervantes, and Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero improvises on Gaspar Sanz. Frank Dominguez is your host.

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