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Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
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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.”

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