MENA CONDUCTS SOUTH AMERICAN EPICS
May 27, 2022 | 7:30 pm | Music Hall
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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")
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Santiago Ballerini, tenor
Gustavo Castillo, baritone
May Festival Chorus
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Concert Duration~1 hour and 35 minutes
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.
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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