Extraordinary Musical Legacy Comes To Life In Discover Mexico
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The last date listed for Discover Mexico was Sunday April 15, 2007 / 3:00pm.
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An annual holiday tradition at the Barclay Theatre, the Festival Ballet presents its full-length production of The Nutcracker. Set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score, the ballet tells the timeless coming-of-age story of Clara, a young girl who receives a wooden nutcracker soldier as a Christmas gift. That night she dreams that her nutcracker comes to life and battles the ferocious Mouse King. As he and Clara defeat the wicked beast together, the nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince, who takes Clara on a grand adventure to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. This full-length, traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, and features a cast of professional dancers and more than 100 Southern California children. There will also be special guest performers to be announced later. Learn More
Enrique Arturo Diemecke, conductor
Roberto Limon, guitar
Ballet Folklorico of the Orange County High School of the Arts – Marlene Pena-Marin, director
Citlali Arvizu, drummer
Joseph Horowitz, host
Renowned Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke leads this tour of the 20th century Mexican musical landscape. Virtuoso Robert Limon lends his artistry to showcase one of the greatest masters of guitar music.
Commentary for this program will be provided by Enrique Arturo Diemecke, Leonora Saavedra, Roberto Limon and Joseph Horowitz.
- Chavez: Xochipilli
- Ponce: Concierto del Sur for Guitar and Orchestra
- Lara: Canticum Sacrum
- Lara: Serenata for Wind Quintet and String Quartet
- Marquez: Danzon No. 3 for Guitar and String Orchestra
“After completing our three-year exploration of non-Western influences on the American composer, I felt it time to visit music of our neighbor, México,” says St.Clair. “It brings this year’s festival closer to home. Our concerts and programs will present a broad spectrum of the rich musical history of México. Everyone will certainly be enlightened, surprised and enriched by the variety and sophistication of México’s musical culture.”
México has an extraordinary musical legacy,” agrees Gregorio Luke, director of the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, who is participating in this year’s Festival. “Unfortunately it is known to a very limited degree internationally. Most of the time when people in the United States think of Mexican music, it’s the mariachi tradition, the folkloric tradition. Those who are a little more knowledgeable have heard of certain composers of the nationalist period, particularly Carlos Chavez and Silvestre Revueltas. And that’s about it.”