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Copland in Mexico
November 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm$30 - $109
YOUR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS Copland in Mexico, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the “Music Unwound” initiative, which will feature performances, lectures, recitals, exhibitions, and similar events in collaboration with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and other community partners. The works of American composer Aaron Copland and Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas honor the culture, people and the undeterred spirit of Mexico and the American Southwest. Copland is referred to as “the Dean of American Composers.” His ballet score Rodeo, a tale of a ranch wedding is one of his many enduring works. Hoe-Down, the ballet’s finale, is one of the most well-known compositions by any American composer, used frequently in movies and television. Revueltas was a noted composer, musician and conductor. His Homenaje a Federico García Lorca expresses outrage that he and many other intellectuals and artists of the era felt about the murder of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca at the hands of the fascist militia. Redes, his first film score, concerns the efforts of exploited fishermen to unite and will be shown with the orchestra performing this powerful score. Punctuating the evening is Copland’s El Salón México, a musical depiction of a raucous dance hall in Mexico City.
Join us prior to the performance for pop-up performances by the Chaparral High School Mariachi program; an art walk featuring art inspired by Mexican visual arts traditions; a Meet-the-Composer tour which will introduce you to composer’s on the evening’s concert as well as other notable Mexican composers; and more! After the concert, enjoy a post-concert discussion with Maestro Cabrera, Music Unwound curator Joseph Horowitz, Dean of the College of Fine Arts Dr. Nancy Usher, and other esteemed guests.
*Tickets are required for this performance. Tickets begin at $30.