Koenig, Sant'Ambrogio Entertain Crowd of Hundreds at PSIPC Season Opener
World renowned cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio and collaborative pianist Robert Koenig played to a theatre of hundreds during Palm Springs International Piano Competition's Latin Fire concert on Friday, December 1st at the Annenberg Theatre. Their concert journey visited the music of Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. The fiery Latin flair featured composers such as Ginastera, Granados, Ponce, Cassado, Piazzolla and de Falla. The 45 minute concert had the audience on their feet, and culminated with an extended standing ovation. The music was culled from Sant'Ambrogio's and Koenig's recently released cd entitled Ecstasy. The collection is available on Spotify and other music sites. Following the concert, the theme continued with a celebration of Latin food, culture and music. From a taco and quesadilla station to tray-passed ceviche, an exquisite dessert station and beverages such as Spanish wine, margaritas and Palomas, patrons enjoyed their selections while embracing the Mariachi music. Next up for PSIPC is its Annual Benefit, Shining Stars in the Desert, featuring talented, young musicians. The event begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, January 29, 2024 at The Club at Morningside. Tickets are available now.