International symphonic conductor Alondra de la Parra promises a really special concert May 27.
MERIDA – “Mexico is a country with a great taste for any kind of music,” says orchestra director Alondra de la Parra, who is sure that the audience will enjoy the presentation she will offer along with Natalia Lafourcade.
She emphasizes that listening to Mexican composers with a large orchestra of 80 or 100 members is a wonderful experience, an original way of listening to the popular themes of the Mexican song, which can enliven those who attend the concert that they will present on Saturday May 27 at the Coliseum Yucatan.
She points out that it will be a concert that everyone will enjoy, in which they contemplate a repertoire that includes composers of the 19th and 20th centuries, such as Ricardo Castro Herrera, Gustavo Ernesto Campa and Juventino Rosas, and other more current ones like Jose Pablo Moncayo and his famous “Huapango”, as well as songs of Agustín Lara, Maria Grever and Natalia Lafourcade.
“It will be a very Mexican concert,” she said.
It is the first time that the renowned orchestra director will perform in Mérida, a city that she has visited several times and that “she loves, for her people, her musical heritage, food, culture …”
The current musical director of the Queensland Australia Symphony Orchestra, Alondra de la Parra, says that performing in Merida is thrilling for these reasons, but also because she will be with a great friend and professional, Natalia Lafourcade.
The concert they prepare for Merida is very similar to the one they presented a few weeks ago in Queretaro, in front of thousands of people.
Regarding her artistic relationship with Natalia Lafourcade, she remembers that it began in 2010 when they participated in the special concert for the Bicentennial of the Independence of Mexico, along with Ely Guerra and Denisse Gutiérrez.
Since then they have done several concerts together and recorded the album “Travieso Carmesí”, composed of Mexican songs that were part of that presentation, and inspired them for presentations together.
The performance in Merida will be special, not only for the repertoire they selected, but for the gift of a pair of unpublished songs that Natalia Lafourcade will make to the public of the Coliseum.
Alondra de la Parra states that she will lead an orchestra composed of 70 professional local musicians with whom he has worked before, most of them members of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra.
About Alondra de la Parra
She is Founder and Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (New York)
The Mexican conductor became the first musical director of the Queensland Orchestra in Australia, a position that did not exist and was created according to the parameters of the great orchestras of the world. She assumed the position this year, and says she is very happy to be part of an orchestra with great tradition that this 2017 will reach the 70 years of existence.
Her professional activity is intense, because after being in Mérida, Alondra will have presentations in Montecarlo then will go to London where she prepares a series of concerts with the Royal Ballet and later will travel to Cologne and Bremen, Germany, and finally to Japan.
The Tickets for the concert at the Yucatan Coliseum are on sale at www.eticket.mx, Yucatan Coliseo, Gran Chapur Centro and Norte and Farmacias del Ahorro Montejo Norte. Prices go from $495 to $2,035 pesos.
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