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")
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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