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¡Conexiones! Mexico - POSTPONED

20th- and 21st-century Mexican classical music performance by Orchestra 2001

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 |
6:30PM - 8:30PM ET

Doors Open at 5:00 pm
This is a virtual event.
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Location

Virtual Event - Penn Museum

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Postponed

We have postponed this event in accordance with the CDC and Penn recommendations regarding COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide a new date as soon as possible. If you purchased tickets, you should have received a refund and email from us. Please reach out with any questions:

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Experience Mexico’s history through sound with four works by Mexican composers. Marimbas (the national instrument of Guatemala), spirited winds, strings, and percussion form an audio stroll through history. Xochipilli, named after the Aztec god of art and beauty, is Aztec music as imagined by famed master composer Carlos Chávez. Silvestre Revueltas’ Ocho por Radio incorporates folk influences including mariachi. Rios: Papaloapan, written by Mexico's leading composer, Gabriela Ortiz, is inspired by the Papaloapan River, on the border between the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz. And finally, Francisco Cortés-Álvarez’s new work, Transcending Walls, is meant serve as a bridge between the people of Mexico and the United States, inspired by the work of muralists on the Mexican side of existing border walls. Audience members can take mini-tours of the new Mexico and Central America Gallery before the performance or during intermission.

Program

Featuring Mark Loria, Conductor

Carlos Chávez - Xochipilli, An Imagined Aztec Music (1940)

Silvestre Revueltas - Ocho por Radio (1933)

Gabriela Ortiz - Ríos: Papaloapan (2012)

Francisco Cortés-Álvarez - Trascendiendo Muros (Transcending Walls) (2019)

Run of Show

5:00 pm Doors open: Registration starts, Mexico and Central America Gallery open
5:15 pm 25-minute English-language Global Guide tour of Mexico and Central American Gallery
5:45 pm 25-minute Spanish-language Global Guide tour of Mexico and Central American Gallery
6:15 pm 25-minute English-language Global Guide tour of Mexico and Central American Gallery
7:00 pm Concert, Part I
7:30 pm Intermission, Gallery Viewing, Ask-A-Guide in English and Spanish
8:00 pm Concert, Part II
8:30 pm Concert Concludes
8:30 pm 25-minute Spanish-language Global Guide tour of Mexico and Central American Gallery
9:30 pm Museum closes

Orchestra 2001 is a collective of adventurous, virtuoso performers dedicated to contemporary orchestral music. The ensemble strives to be an international leader in connecting diverse audiences, engaging new listeners through exhilarating concerts, and enriching community partnerships in Philadelphia. Read more about the composers and listen to samples of the performances here.

Special thanks to our promotional partners the Mexican Cultural Center and the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia.

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