for choir and string orchestra, texts from the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Mayans

Latino Symphonic Festival of Chicago St. James Cathedral | 65 East Huron Street | Chicago, IL 60611 312-787-7360 | Saturday | October 21 | 4:00 pm


for string quartet

based on the Chicago Humanities Festival’s theme of “peace and war, facing human conflict.” Latino Symphonic Festival of Chicago Chicago Cultural Center | October 29, 2006, 3 pm |


for harp and string quartet

Museum of Contemporary Art Theater New Music Chicago: Sonic Impact Sunday, October 29, 10 am


for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano

Chicago Composers Forum-In Search of Meaning Event 4: November 2, 2006 Beverly Arts Center 2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL 60655 The MAVerick Ensemble


Como un Sueño

Peninsula Pulse, June 28, 2006

"The evening had begun with a concerto for harp and orchestra commissioned from Gustavo Leone by Birch Creek harpist Faye Seeman. Leone has contributed other, shorter works to Birch Creek in the past, but none so beautifully thought out and persuasive as this lovely work. Entitled Como un Sueño, this longing, languorous work captured the affections of the audience. Working with major and minor seconds, Leone made this simple device something fresh and arresting. The great thing about this piece is its radiant beauty, a quality not lost on the audience members who responded with unmistakable enthusiasm. Seeman relish every measure and lavished on the work all her expertise. A significant debut for a concerto that surely has a worthy future."

Go to downloads to listen to samples of Como un Sueño

Green Quintet

for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, and piano, 12'

MaVerick Ensemble

Sunday, February 26 at 3pm, a tribute concert to Gabriela Mistral

The MaVerick Ensemble with Jason Raynovich as its director performed a concert of the Chicago Latino Composers in the Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center. The program included music by Haque, Leone, Barilari, Pichardo, Gregorio, Assad, and Lorenz.

The program was a panoramic view of the music that is being composed today by living Latin American composers and showed a wide variety of aesthetical approaches to the creation of new music. MaVerick Ensemble was able to negotiate very succesfuly the demands of the music included in this program and performed with accuracy and total conviction.

Sunday, February 26 at 3pm

Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center

For more information on MaVerick



for solo harp, 19'

Ben Melsky performs Leone's Preludes, for solo harp, from 1995 on Sunday, April 30th at 6:00 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Sunday October 30, 2005

This concert is part of the new Conservatory Project. You will be able to watch the performance by going to the kennedy

center website- www.kennedy-center.org/ and clicking on "Find a

Performance" located on the left hand menu, then scrolling down to

" Search Millenium Stage." On the top of the new page will be a

section that says "Northwestern University" and a link to get the

streaming video.


for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello, and piano, 10'

Commissioned by the Composers Conference

To be premiered in July of 2006

at Welleseley College in Massachusets



American a Cappella, a CD containing Leone's Art of Birds

recorded and released by Bella Voce in 2006

For more information go to:


On Leone's choral work Art of Birds

"so lively and spectacularly varied in texture, it should be inducted into the choral repertoire right away in spite of the demands it makes on singers."

(Chicago Tribune)


Gustavo Leone  Composer