MENA CONDUCTS SOUTH AMERICAN EPICS

May 27, 2022 | 7:30 pm | Music Hall
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Program

ALBERTO GINASTERA: Suite from Panambí

HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS: Chôros no. 10, Rasga o Coração (Rend the Heart)

ANTONIO ESTÉVEZ: Cantata criolla, Florentino el que cantó con el Diablo ("Creole Cantata, Florentino, who sang with the Devil")

Venue

Music Hall

Concert Duration

~1 hour and 35 minutes

What's Interesting

The romance of South America comes to life as Principal Conductor Juanjo Mena leads a program of South American epics. Ginastera’s playful ballet music depicts a magical nighttime story, while the rhythmic energies of Villa-Lobos’ Chôros recall the raw power of his native Brazil. Venezuelan composer Antonio Estévez’s Cantata Criolla—sometimes called South America’s Carmina Burana—stars tenor and baritone soloists as a poet and the devil, in a singing contest.

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Pre-concert Talks: All ticketholders are welcome to enjoy a FREE Pre-Concert Talk starting one hour before the concert. Join University of Louisville Professor of Music History Dr. Alex Bádue for an informative, 30-minute discussion in Corbett Tower.

This concert is generously sponsored by HORAN.

Sung in Spanish and Portuguese with English supertitles above stage.

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