October 24 Tuesday at 7:30 pm
EJ THOMAS HALL
Mexico, A Musical Journey
Connecting Mexico’s music, visual art, history, culture
In Mexico: A Musical Journey, Latin Grammy winner Cuarteto Latinoamericano and scholar Benjamin Juarez, professor emeritus at Boston University, will explore connections in Mexican visual art, history, and culture through the music of six iconic composers — alongside a narrated multimedia presentation of paintings by artists Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and artists of today.
Watch Cuarteto Latinoamericano perform.
WHAT THEY WILL PERFORM
IGNACIO JERUSALÉN y STELLA Obertura
GUSTAVO CAMPA Theme Varié from Trois Miniatures
MANUEL PONCE Estrellita and Gavota
CARLOS CHÁVEZ Quartet No. 3 (1st mov.)
SILVESTRA REVUELTAS Música de Feria
GABRIELA ORTIZ La Calaca
ABOUT CUARTETO LATINOAMERICANO
Known as a leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet, Cuarteto Latinoamericano was founded in Mexico in 1982 and has toured extensively throughout Europe, North and South America, Israel, China, Japan, and New Zealand. They have premiered more than 100 works written for them and they continue to introduce new and neglected composers to the genre. Winners of the 2012 and 2016 Latin Grammys for Best Classical Recordings, they have been recognized with the Mexican Music Critics Association Award and three times received Chamber Music America/ASCAP's "Most Adventurous Programming" Award