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The Post Classical Ensemble: The Mexican Odyssey
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Event The Post Classical Ensemble: The Mexican Odyssey
When Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 7:30pm
Where The Harman Center for the Arts- Sydney Harman Hall
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Details The Post Classical Ensemble presents The Mexican Odyssey

Thursday, November 6,
7:30 to 10:30 pm
The Harman Center for the Arts. Sydney Harman Hall

Featuring Georgetown University Student Performers

Ticket prices: $45, $35 and $25; Students with valid ID: $10.
Available at the Sidney Harman Hall Ticket Window:
610 F Street NW Washington, DC 20004-2207
Phone: 202.547.1122 // Fax: 202.608.6350
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Pedro Carboné, piano
Roberto Limón, guitar
Georgetown University Chamber Singers
Gregorio Luke, commentator

Mexico’s explosive cultural saga – from stark Mayan ceremonies to the torrid revolutionary art of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo – produced centuries of explosive music. This unique program, combining music, history, and visual art, includes the Aztec intensities captured by Carlos Chavez, the florid reverence of Mexican Baroque, and the shrill trumpets
and booming tubas remembered by Silvestre Revueltas from his rural childhood.

Pre-hispanic culture – Xochipili by Carlos Chávez (with pre-Hispanic
Mexican Baroque -- Choral works by Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla
Romantic/Post-Romantic piano music by Ricardo Castro and Manuel Ponce For solo guitar: Scherzino mexicano and Variations and Fugue on “La Folia” by
Manuel Ponce
Nationalism: Three Pieces for solo guitar by Carlos Chavez; Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca by Silvestre Revueltas
High modernism: Three Secular Dances for cello and piano by Mario Lavista;
Serenata* by Ana Lara
* East Coast premiere

Called by The Washington Post “a welcome, edgy addition to the musical life of Washington,” Post-Classical Ensemble was created by Angel Gil-Ordóñez and Joseph Horowitz in 2001, and made its official debut in May 2003. “More than an orchestra,” it breaks out of classical music, with its implied notion of a high-culture remote from popular art. Its concerts regularly incorporate folk song, dance, film, poetry, and commentary in order to serve existing audiences hungry for deeper engagement, and to cultivate adventurous new listeners.
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Contact Ron Lignelli, Managing Director, Department of Performing Arts, Davis Arts Center, Rm 108, Box 571063, Washington, DC 20057-1063 Ph. 202/687-3838; Fax: 202-687-5757
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