Explore the uncharted musical language of Latin America with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and IU’s Latin American Music Center.
On the Program:
Includes the world premiere of Juan Orrego-Salas’s Ash Wednesday
O Garatuja – Alberto Nepomuceno (Brazil) - Prelude to an opera that was never finished, O Garatuja (“The Scribble”) tells the story of a young would-be political activist. Richard Strauss was a vocal supporter of Nepomuceno and his music, conducting a performance of this piece just before the composer’s death in 1920.
Bajo su Ventana – Guillermo Uribe Holguín (Colombia) - The joyous torbellino Colombian dance rhythm is very much in evidence for this short, sweet serenade “under her window.”
Ash Wednesday – Juan Orrego-Salas (Chile) - Dedicated to the composer’s family, this piece was inspired by a T.S. Eliot poem. Orrego-Salas is renowned for his distinctive, non-traditional musical style. Our performance of this exciting piece will be a world premiere.
Bachianas – Adolfo Mejía (Colombia) - An homage to both J.S. Bach and Heitor Villalobos, this short piece centers around a fugue and features the string section.
Introducción y Allegro Concertante – Juan Orrego-Salas (Chile) - Featuring four-handed piano, and extensive solo passages for strings, winds and percussion, this piece showcases virtuosic playing across a small chamber orchestra.
Retablos Sinfónicos – Celso Garrido-Lecca (Peru) - A three movement work based on Peruvian folk dances, Retablos Sinfónicos is an energetic, upbeat piece featuring plenty of exotic percussion and lush orchestration.
This is a reserved seating event. Youth 18 & under are free, but will need a ticket.
The performance is expected to last until 9:20 and will include an intermission.
Ticket prices for adults and students will increase to $18 and $10 respectively the day of the show.