Merida´s Cultural Autumn 2015 kicks off at 8 p.m. tonight (Friday Sept. 18) with a major multidisciplinary performance by the Yukalpetén Typical Orchestra. The free spectacle, titled “Toh: El Mensajero,” will be presented at the Peon Contreras Theater in Merida´s historic center.
The Yukalpetén Typical Orchestra, which won Mexico´s National Prize for Arts and Sciences in 1999, was founded by the Yucatecan symphonist, Daniel Ayala Perez, and debuted in the Independence Square of Merida on April 12, 1942. Since then, the group has been considered the most important institution of Yucatan´s indigenous music.
The repertory of the orchestra is based on more than 700 songs of great composers and the poetry of great Yucatecan writers, among them: Jose Peon Contreras, Luis Rosado Vega, Antonio Bolio Mediz, Ermilo Register Lopez, Ricardo Lopez Mendez, Humberto Lara y Lara, Jose Antonio Zorrilla and Alfredo Aguilar Alfaro.
The orchestra has performed in important forums throughout Mexico, as well as in its sister city of Merida, Venezuela.
As part of the Bicentennial Celebration 2010, Yukalpetén Typical Orchestra was heard in Mexico City’s main square to accompany the presentation of the master Armando Manzanero.
The orchestra has recorded a number of albums that bring a melodic fusion of artists, composers, and performers.
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