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Stringfest: Aristides Rivas and Boston String Academy

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, Boston MA

Mar 25 2023
Stringfest: Aristides Rivas and Boston String Academy

Boston String Academy players perform Aristides Rivas’ Suite Boricua, orchestrated for strings and percussion. Cellist Rivas also performs in a trio alongside Venezuelan cuatro innovator Carlos Capacho and harpist Eduardo Betancourt.

Reprising Aristides Rivas’ Suite Boricua, a favorite piece from the 2019 commemoration of Pablo Casals and the all-cello orchestras he made popular in his music festivals in Puerto Rico, the young musicians from Boston String Academy take the stage at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Uphams Corner.

Rivas conducts the Boston String Academy players for the piece, which was written in two versions: for an all-cello orchestra and a more typical string ensemble. Percussionist Jorge Arce (on

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