Symphony of Yucatan – 2010 Season
During their regular season, the Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan performs twice each month, unless there is a special performance that is presented a greater number of times. This Spring’s lineup of soloists, featured performers, and Carla Dirlikov as Carmen is just marvelous and we can hardly wait for the season to get underway.
February 26th and 28th will find sometime Merida resident Christopher Collins as the featured artist of the evening, along with Juan Carlos Lomonaco as director of the Symphony.
March 5th and 7th will find us with an opportunity to hear a talented classical guitarist, Robbin Blanco. The performance will be directed, once again, by Juan Carlos Lomónaco. For a preview of his talent, you can see a YouTube video of a former performance here.
March 12th and 14th features Carlos Prieto on violinchelo (www.carlosprieto.com) and directed by Juan Carlos Lomónaco.
March 19th and 21th will be directed by José Guadalupe Flores, guest director, and will featur Martyn Van denHoek on the piano. You can find out more about Martyn, the pianist who aims to open new musical doors for his listeners, here at http://martyn.vandenhoek.at
April 16th and 18th will feature pianist Alfredo Arjona, under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomónaco. Tonight’s performance will be a tribute to Daniel Ayala, who was a violinist, a conductor, a composer, and a favorite son of Yucatan.
April 23th and 25th stars Shari Mason on violin, being conducted by Juan Carlos Lomónaco. This concert features a concierto for violin by Brahms, as well as works from Revueltas and Stravinsky.
April 29th and 30th find the orchestra holding didactic children’s concerts with Juan Carlos and guest Patricia Ancira doing narration and coordination. The show features the Orchestral Guide for Children by Benjamin Britten and Peter & the Wolf by Prokófiev. This show will also be in the Peon Contreras Theatre on May 2 at 10 AM and 12 Noon.
May 7th and 9th will find us listening to the clarinet of Luis Mora, under the baton of guest director Berislav Skenderovic.
May 14th and 16th features a program with FOUR french horns! An overture by Rossini opens the program, followed by a piece from Schumann and Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Heroica.
May 21th and 23th stars Edith Peña on piano playing Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Appalachian Spring by Copland and Sinfonía India by C. Chávez.
June 11, 13, 15, 18, 20 and 22
and the big finale to the entire season is… Carmen (the opera) is back in June for six performances! …and you will never guess who is singing in the role of Carmen! Carla Dirlikov! Carla is a young friend of ours and the U.S. Cultural Envoy to Mexico… read more about Carla Dirlikov here. What a season!
All the performances have this in common…
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Time: Friday performances: 9:00 PM, Sunday performances 12:00 PM, except for Carmen, which will be at 8:00 PM on all nights listed.
Admission:$150, $100, $80 and $60 pesos. 25% discount for children and INAPAM
Prices for Carmen: $500, $450, $400 and $300 pesos. 25% discount for children and INAPAM
More Information: 923-1334 and 923-1335
For more performance details, go to the official Yucatan Symphony website.