Yucatan Symphony Orchestra: Fall 2014
The 2014 Fall Season for Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan
Under the Direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco (www.juancarloslomonaco.com)
Program 1: September 5 and 7
The Yucatan Symphony Orchestra opens its season performing two works of German composer Felix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, work describing the beauty of Fingal caves on the island of Staffa, among small islands north of Scotland, and its double Concerto for violin and piano, whose tone and single string orchestration are reminiscent of his First violin concerto.
Also, works by the genius of French Impressionism, Maurice Ravel. OSY will transport us to the magical world of Mother Goose inspired by the story of Charles Perrault. Legend has it that a gypsy predicted success for this great composer with his famous Bolero based on a Spanish dance, and first performed in 1928.
Juan Carlos Lomonaco Principal Conductor, Christopher Collins violin and Irina Decheva piano.
Program 2: September 12 and 14
Juan Carlos Lomonaco Principal Conductor, Manuel Escalante piano.
In this program OSY presents their first album. Interpreting each of the recorded works of the three most important composers of Mexico nationalism: Chavez, Revueltas and Moncayo, and the first orchestral recording Metro Chabacano Javier Alvarez as well as a unique concert by Ricardo Castro on the Piano. Congratulations to our orchestra for their 1st recording! The Program will be Suite “The Night of the Mayas” of Silvestre Revueltas, Metro Chabacano by Javier Alvarez; Symphony No. 2 “India” of Carlos Chavez and Huapango by José Pablo Moncayo. Also, concerto for piano and orchestra presented by Ricardo Castro.
Program 3: September 26 and 28
Michele Santorsola is the Guest director and this concert features Davide Fanchin on the horn. They present Overture to “Leonora” No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Concerto for Horn No. 3, K.447 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Symphony No. 8, Op. 88 by Antonín Dvorák. These are two Italian musicians: Michele Santorsola, the guest director, has directed more than 50 orchestras, and member of the OSY, Davide Fanchin, delights us in this program including the famous Concerto for Horn No. 3 Mozart, as well as one of the 4 overtures that Beethoven composed for his only opera Fidelio. Leonora No. 3. by Czech composer Dvorák, from his Eighth Symphony that includes folk songs and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful.
Program 4: October 3 and 5
The Symphony Orchestra of Yucatán presents in the FIC. Saturday 11, 9:00 PM. Teatro Juarez, Guanajuato and Sunday 12, 6:00 PM in the Theatre Bicentennial in León. To continue the celebrations of the tenth anniversary of our orchestra, again the OSY make history for the second time. OSY will perform at the famous Festival Cervantino International appearing in the two most emblematic theaters: the Teatro Juárez in Guanajuato and Bicentennial Theatre in Leon.
The program was presented at the Teatro Peon Contreras by one of the most important pianists in the world, the virtuoso Alexei Volodin, who plays Concerto No. 3 for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov.
Program 5: November 7 and 9
Suite No. 1 “Carmen” Georges Bizet, Harp Concerto, Op. 25 Alberto Ginastera and Symphony No. 7, Op. 131 Sergei Prokofiev. This program will feature as guest director one of the most important Mexican directors, Jesus Medina, Principal Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the University Nuevo Leon. The Carmen Suite No. 1, and two additional great works, the Harp Concerto by Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera, featuring OSY’s bright harpist Ruth Bennett, and the cheerful and energetic Russian Seventh Symphony by Sergei Prokofiev.
Program 6: November 14 and 16
Overture “Egmont” Ludwig van Beethoven, Suite from “Sleeping Beauty”, Op. 66a by Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky and Symphony No. 3, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms. In this program the soloist will be our orchestra, starting with the Egmont Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven. This music tells the story of the hero Egmont, who struggles for the independence of the Flemish country. Ballet Suite also known as Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky, with some of the most beautiful ballet music ever played, that transports us to the history of the classic tale of the Grimm brothers and Charles Perrault. To close the program, one of the most beautiful and romantic symphonies by Johannes Brahms, composed in the summer of 1883 and premiered that same year by the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Hans Richter.
Program 7: November 28
Pianists of Mexico and Latin America will compete in the final of the Fourth National and International Piano Competition Jose Jacinto Cuevas. The Yucatan Symphony Orchestra will accompany the three finalists that will perform a select list of concertos for piano and orchestra. In addition to the jury, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite.
Juan Carlos Lomonaco, the Regular Director of the OSY, directs tonight’s performance.
Program 8: December
Three Pieces in Old Style by Henryk Górecki. Cello Concerto, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar. And Symphony No. 40, K. 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Ville Kivivuori will be playing the cello. This program will feature as guest director Adam Klocek, Director of the Orchestra Kalisz, in Poland, who will play for the first time in Yucatán a piece from Polish composer Henryk Gorecki: Three Pieces in Old Style. Likewise, our cellist from Finland, Ville Kivivuori, will delight us with the only concert for Cello by the English composer Edward Elgar. In the second part, the OSY will perform the most famous symphony by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40, composed in 1778.
Program 9: December 12 and 14
Juan Carlos Lomónaco, Regular Director. Featuring the Philharmonic Choir of Yucatan with Luis Guarneros Luna, Director.
Two composers and their most famous works transport us into space: War Galaxies by John Williams, whose work is clearly inspired by the great and majestic Cathedral. And a concert by Holst: The Planets. His music has inspired all composers looking for a description of the universe. Composed between 1914 and 1916, this work includes each of the planets in the solar system, except Earth, and Pluto, which had not yet been discovered.
All Concerts have this in common:
Location: Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Dates and Times: Fridays at 9:00 PM and Sundays at 12:00 Noon
Admission: $60, $80, $100 and $150 pesos.
Admission for Program 4 and 9: $100, $150, $200 and $250 pesos.
Buy your tickets starting August 26 at the Peon Contreras Theater.