Thursday evening, April 11th, the concert at the Teatro Sucre in Cuenca took place, which introduced Walter Abril's new album entitled "Sarah, with the Music of Emotion". The fact that the CD is dedicated to Sarah, his fiancee, made his songs most poignant. Walter wrote all the songs on his new CD, and they were all performed live by him. The concert that evening began with a brief video biography of photos of Walter's singing career, including newspaper headlines as Cuenca's favorite son as a young singer. Walter has performed in many night clubs throughout the Caribbean and South America. His recent recording has been playing on radio stations in Cuenca, as well as various restaurant venues. Just last week Walter and his niece, Johanna Quinde Abril, recorded in Quito, which was presented on television throughout Ecuador the next day.
Johanna Quinde Abril is a university student studying music and considered her performance Thursday evening to be the launch of her music career under her performance name of Abryl. She sings with a great deal of depth and emotion, and sang two songs from her evening's repertoire in English, one of which included the heart-wrenching song from "Titanic", "My Heart Will Go On".
The Fame group of Jose Antonio Romero and Veronica Padron, who won the South American Dance-Sports competition provided exciting performances in beautiful costumes. Also performing in the evening's concert were Amy Riveros Abril and Emilia Luna Montalvan, whose ballet-stylized dance movements were synchronized with Walter's songs as he sang. Also in synchronization with Walter's vocals were the dance movements of Danny Jimenesez, Joshua Riveros Abril, and David Ortega.
Some of Walter's most enthusiastic
audience reactions of appreciation were his song performance interpretations in tribute to the great American artitsts, Sandro and Leondardo Favio. His tribute vocals demonstrated a wide range in Walter's vocal style. The concert also was expressed as an appreciation to the great love of all Cuecanoes "For Cuenca with Love".
A special of note of gratitude to Walter's sister, Martha San Pedro Abril, who was responsible for the opening video and served as the coordination administrator of the concert.
If you can not find Walter's latest CD in some shops in Cuenca or wish to schedule performances with Walter, he can be contacted at walter_abril1964@hotmail,com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 09970189529Ecuador)/5169606319 (USA).
Click on the link below to see the photos from the concert. Click on the first photo for enlargement or if you wish to view the concert photos in a slideshow presentation: