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The Yucatan Symphony Orchestra will open its series of concerts featuring Carlos Prieto

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Almost two decades ago, Arturo Márquez accepted the order of Carlos Prieto to compose a work for cello and orchestra, which would be known as “Espejos en la arena” and that the concert performer was scheduled to premiere in the year 2000.

And on September 2018, Carlos Prieto himself will perform the piece at the inaugural concert of the XXX Season of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra (OSY), which will dedicate Program 1 to “the most representative Mexican composers of musical nationalism”.

In addition to the work of Márquez, “Janitzio” by Silvestre Revueltas will be heard, “Balada del venado y la luna” by Carlos Jiménez Mabarak, “Sones de Mariachi” by Blas Galindo and, as closing, “Huapango” by Moncayo.

Carlos Prieto

The concerts will take place on Friday September 7 and Sunday 9, and this is the first weekend out of the ten that integrate the season of the Symphony, which will conclude in December with four performances of the cantata “Carmina Burana” next to the Opera Workshop of Yucatan directed by María Eugenia Guerrero.

Program 2 will once again welcome the violinist Elena Mikhailova to the city of Mérida, who in 2016 performed in the city on two occasions, one of them with the OSY. Now she will perform on September 21 and 23 with the Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto. The orchestra will then perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony # 4.

During the last concerts of September, on the 28 and 30, the Polish Piotr Sulkowski will lead the Symphony in the overture of “The Masters singers of Nuremberg” by Richard Wagner, the Concerto for oboe and harp by Witold Lutoslawski and the Symphony number 3 of Johannes Brahms. The soloists Alexander Ovcharov and Ruth Bennett, both members of the OSY, will play under the direction of Sulkowski.

In October, Mimi Stillman will return to share stage with the orchestra on the 5th and 7th of that month, in the Danish flute Concerto Carl Nielsen. The performances will be complemented with the work of two other Nordic composers: the Norwegian Edvard Grieg, Suite number 1 of “Peer Gynt”, and the Finnish Jean Sibelius, Symphony number 5.

On October 12 and 14, Olga Kirpicheva, a graduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow will play for the first time in Mérida. She will be playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Her performance will precede that of the OSY with the “Fantastic Symphony” by Héctor Berlioz.

On November 9 and 11, the orchestra will play the symphonic Suite of “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein, along with the Symphony No. 3 of Aaron Copland.

On November 16 and 18, Mario Mateus, who already has experience leading OSY, will conduct the overture of “The magical thief” by Gioachino Rossini, the Concerto for flute by André Jolivet, with Joaquín Melo as soloist, and the Symphony number 7 by Beethoven.


The final of the National and International Piano Contest “José Jacinto Cuevas” Yamaha will take place on November 30 and will be directed by the Brazilian Lanfranco Marcelletti.

In the penultimate program, Juan Carlos Lomónaco will resume the conductor’s baton to guide the OSY in Mozart’s 41st Symphony “Jupiter” and a suite of Tchaikovsky’s “The Swan Lake”.

Program 10 will say goodbye to the season with the voices of soprano Anabel de la Mora, tenor Miguel Ángel Mena, baritone Enrique Ángeles and the Opera Workshop of Yucatan, which will feature “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff on July 13, 14 , December 15 and 16.

Season Details

The XXX Season concerts will be on Fridays at 9 p.m. and Sundays at 12 a.m., at the Teatro José Peón Contreras.


Only two programs will not follow that order: the 8th, final of the “José Jacinto Cuevas” Yamaha Piano Competition, which will have a single concert, on November 30 at 8 pm, and the 10th, which will include four “Carmina Burana” performances “, From December 13 to 16 also at 8 pm

Price of tickets

Prices may vary according to the program: for Programs 1, 3, 6, 7 and 9 the costs are 250, 200, 150 and 80 pesos; for Program 2, the costs are 350, 300, 250 and 150 pesos; for Programs 4 and 5, the costs are 300, 250, 200 and 100 pesos; for Program 8, the costs are 200, 150, 100, 80 pesos, and for Program 10, the costos are 400, 350, 300 and 200 pesos.


Tickets can be purchased from Thursday July 23 to Saturday 25 at the Hotel Gamma, and starting on Tuesday 28 at the theater box office.

TYT Newsroom with information from yucatan.com.mx

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