Join us Saturday, May 4, at noon for a celebration of the coming of spring. “La sinfonía del muro de flores” (“The symphony of the wall of flowers”) is a collaboration between artist Daniel Djuro Goiricelaya, composer Ignacio Valdivia Avendaño, and conductor Nicolas Gomez Amin. Inspired by the blossoms of spring, Djuro’s artworks serve as inspiration for evocative compositions that will be performed by members of the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra. As the melodies fill the air, watch the walls come alive with projections of Djuro’s work, creating an immersion sensory experience enhanced by interpretive dance and storytelling. Suitable for all ages, this interdisciplinary production promises to transport you to a world of beauty and harmony, where nature’s majesty meets the power of music. 


Acompáñenos el sábado 4 de mayo al mediodía para una celebración de la llegada de la primavera. “La sinfonía del muro de flores” es una colaboración entre el artista Daniel Djuro Goiricelaya y el compositor Ignacio Valdivia Avendaño y el director Nicolás Gómez Amín. Inspiradas en las flores de la primavera, las obras de Djuro sirven de inspiración para las evocadoras composiciones de Valdivia que serán interpretadas por miembros de la Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra. Mientras las melodías llenan el aire, observe cómo las paredes cobran vida con proyecciones del trabajo de Djuro, creando una experiencia sensorial de inmersión realzada por la danza interpretativa y la narración de historias. Apta para todas las edades, esta producción interdisciplinaria promete transportarte a un mundo de belleza y armonía, donde la majestuosidad de la naturaleza se encuentra con el poder de la música. 


About the Artists:

Daniel Djuro-Goiricelaya

Daniel Djuro-Goiricelaya: As an interdisciplinary artist, Daniel describes his process as Chromatic Immersion Journeys. He uses the language of color, natural materials, textiles, light, and performance to explore political, social, aesthetic, and universal issues. His work is influenced by the textile traditions of the Wayuu culture and such Venezuelan artists as Armando Reveron, Luis Montiel, Carlos Cruz Diez, Jesus Soto, Francisco Hung, Lia de Bermudez, Pedro Piña, and Diego Bellorin. Daniel is the art director and cofounder of the artist community project El Patio de Mi Casa and the residency program La Casita de Bambú. He serves as an art commissioner for the city of Allentown and the community engagement and arts integration manager for the Arts Academy Elementary Charter School in Allentown.

Ignacio Valdivia Avendaño

Ignacio Valdivia Avendaño: Ignacio Valdivia is a composer and guitarist working on various musical styles. A member of the Chilean band Hijo de Ladrón, Ignacio has worked extensively as a composer and arranger for theatre productions, including La Casa de Bernarda Alba, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Into the Woods, among others. In March of 2023, Ignacio released his first EP as a solo artist, Textos, where he combines experimental music and textures with influences from ambient, spoken word, jazz, and contemporary music.

Nicolas Gómez Amin

Nicolas Gómez Amin: Nicolas first began playing the violin at the age of seven under the guidance of professor Nadia Salinas, and he has also studied under professors Ruben Sierra, Elena Batrakova, and Oriana Silva. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University, where he studied under professor Kurt Nikkanen, concertmaster at the New York City Ballet Orchestra. During his time at Kutztown, he continued to perform as a soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster. He also performs regularly with other local organizations, such as Berks Sinfonietta and Reading Pops Orchestra. As a conductor, Nicolas served as the president and musical director of the Chamber Players of Kutztown University from 2019 to 2022 and as the assistant conductor of the Kutztown University Choir. He has also guest conducted the Kutztown University Orchestra and Berks Sinfonietta.

The Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra is a musician-led orchestra founded in 2021 that provides a vibrant concert experience via orchestral and chamber music from a wide array of musical eras. Comprised of talented musicians in the eastern Pennsylvania area and beyond, LVCO strives to provide an enriching experience to listeners.

Amelia Johnston

Amelia Johnston: Amelia grew up in Pittsburgh, where she studied and participated in the performing arts. After graduating from Point Park University in 2010, Amelia moved to New York City and has been a resident of Harlem ever since. She is currently a design professional in the textile industry and is continuously inspired by creating home and hospitality spaces.

Laura Petit

Laura Petit: Laura is an actress, educator, and communicator with a passion for the performing arts. Her journey in the theatrical world began at the National Youth Theatre of Venezuela. Simultaneously, Laura earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in communication from the University of Zulia. She secured an artistic residency from UNESCO at the renowned Center of Theater of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro, where she received training under the guidance of the legendary Augusto Boal. In Venezuela she performed with companies such as Actores de la Ciudad, Tentempié Danza Teatro, Acción Creativa, and the National Theater Company. In New York City she has showcased her talent in both English and Spanish at various venues, including the Instituto Cervantes, ¡OYE! Avant-Garde Night at Jack Theater Brooklyn, the Hispanic/Latino Book Fair, and El Barrio ArtSpace, among others. As a member of the Amnesia Wars company, she has participated in productions at Prime Produce and the Figment Festival.