Temporada 2010: The 2010 Fall Season for Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan
Program 1: September 10 & 12
Tonight, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan honors the composers of a bygone era. The audience will be treated to works by Blas Galindo, Jose Pablo Moncayo, and the icon of Mexican cinema, Silvestre Revuletas, whose work defined music in the Golden Age of the Cinema. Guest performer for the evening will be Yucateco guitarist Cecilio Perera. Today, this young Meridano studies in Salzburg, Austria, but his resume goes far beyond that. In fact, the Cecilio Perera Resume is stunning! You will certainly want to hear him, along with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan, under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco, pay tribute to composer Manuel Maria Ponce with Concierto del Sur para Guitarra y Orquesta.
Program 2: September 24 & 26
Tonight, under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco, we will hear not only the work of Jean Sibelius but, unquestionably, one of the most important pieces ever produced by Richard Wagner, Obertura Los Maestros Cantores de Nuremberg. The year was 1868 and King Ludwig II had ordered the creation of The Master Singers of Nuremberg and required their first performance to take place in Munich. When the performance was over, Wagner received the greatest ovation of his life and the international acclaim for Obertura Los Maestros Cantores de Nuremberg has never ended. In ddition to Wagner’s masterpiece, we will be treated to a performance by violinist Erika Dobosiewicz, originally from Warsaw, Poland, as she offers up a superb interpretation of Beethoven’s Concierto para Violin Op. 61. Erika Dobosiewicz is an independent, world renowned, concert violin soloist and her resume is amazing. How lucky we are that she has chosen to make her home in Mexico.
Program 3: October 1 & 3: October 1 & 3
Yes. You will come to the Symphony and hear Beethoven tonight but the secret to this night’s experience is a quite accomplished Mexican composer and pianist with a twinkle in his eye. Reading Eugenio Toussaint’s Resume begins with sufficient academics and experience but then you notice that he has done almost as many “cool things,” as professionally secure things. For example, this is a fellow who writes concerts for harps, cellos, and concert orchestras. So what’s all this about working as a trumpeter for Herb Alpert and a singer for Paul Anka? In 2002, he published Fifty Jazz Compositions, and now, tonight, we will hear him play Leonard Bernstein’s Obertura Candide and his own Concierto para Piano Improvisado. It looks like quite an enjoyable night at the Symphony lies ahead for us tonight!
Program 4: October 15 & 17
Tonight’s featured performer is Joaquin Melo, principle flute in the Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan. Originally from Bogata, Colombia, Joaquin earned degrees in both Vienna and Zurich. Today, he is not only the principle flute in the Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan, but also teaches flute at the Jose Jacinto Cuevas Music Center and at Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatan. A preview of Joaquin Melo’s work is on YouTube. Guest Director for this evening’s performance is Enrique Barrios, General Director of the Mexican National System of Music. Needless to say, Enrique Barrios’ Resume easily boasts experience and honors around the world! There is little wonder that he has been named to the most prominent musical position in Mexico. Tonight, Enrique Barrios will direct the Symphonic Orchestra of Yucatan through works by Dukas, Dvorak, and Jacques Ibert’s Concierto para Flauta.
Program 5: October 22 & 24
Director Juan Carlos Lomonaco takes back his baton tonight and directs Yucatan’s Symphony as one of her own comes home. Joel Gonzalez a young, Yucateco bass player (contrabajo) left Merida to earn his graduate degrees and play with the Symphonic Orchestra of Copenhagen. He seems to be leaning in the direction of playing in the film industry. Here is a preview of a young Yucateco in Denmark, growing to maturity as a young man and in his professional life as well. Tonight’s music is big music, movie music – the William Tel Overture, along with quite grand military victory classics by Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky. We suspect it won’t be long before young Joel Gonzalez is famous in the movie world and we can say we saw him perform right here at home!
Program 6: November 12 & 14
The mezzosoprano Conchita de Antunano comes to Yucatan from an illustrious professional background that also includes having been awarded the Medalla Yucatan for excellence in her field. She was educated at Julliard and at the Philadelphia School of Vocal Arts, two of the most prestigious institutions in the world. After building a career that included years in Mexico, Merida, New York, South America, and Europe, as well as albums with the likes of Placido Domingo, she has settled in Miami where she has a private teaching practice. There is something new and wonderful to learn about this talented lady on each and every page of the Conchita de Antunano website. Merida loves this lady and is always glad to see her come back again. The music chosen for tonight’s performance includes works by Verdi and Manuel de Falla. Both are forever attached to her voice in the memory of all who hear her. Juan Carlos Lomonaco then goes on to lead the Symphony in yet another beautiful Tchaikovsky piece, Winter Dreams, to round out the evening.
Program 7: November 20 & 21
Tonight’s guest director is Rebecca Miller, who has just completed her term as Resident Conductor of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans. She is currently the Artistic Director of the New Professionals Orchestra in London and was previously a Conducting Fellow of the Houston Symphony. Rebecca Miller’s Biography shows current and past conducting successes around the world. The featured performer tonight is Rob Myers, who is the premier trumpet with the Symphony. Rob is young and talented and so is Rebecca Miller. The choice of music is reflective of that youth and talent. Daniel Ayala Perez, Franz Joseph Hayden, and Musorgsky and Rimski-Korsakov, all left us with works that bring on a mellow, happy feeling. The evening will end with Tchaikovsky’s Obertura Fatasia Romeo y Julieta. One cannot listen to any of these works without looking forward to the holidays that will soon be upon us, and even more so, given the talent we get to enjoy. What a pure pleasure this evening at the Symphony will be!
Program 8: November 26, 2010
Following several days of competition, final contestants in the National Jose Jacinto Cueval Piano Contest will be chosen by audience vote. The contestants will be allowed to choose what they wish to play from a list of rather nice classical pieces. First, Second and Third places will be recognized and prizes awarded. All of this will take place under the baton of Juan Carlos Lomonaco, Director of the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan.
Program 9: December 10 & 12
This is the night that everyone has been waiting for! With the evening’s festivities under the direction of Juan Carlos Lomonaco, featured voices include: soprano Violeta Davalos, mezzosoprano Gabriela Thierry,tenor Jose Guadalupe Reyes,and baritone Josue Ceron. Luis Luna directs the choir and Zuelika Diaz is featured at the piano. It is the end of the season and time for the holidays. Come and celebrate with the Symphony as they play Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. The Ode to Joy rounds out the season’s offerings.
All Concerts have this in common:
Location: Teatro Peon Contreras, Calle 60 x 57
Dates & Times: Fridays at 9:00 PM; Sundays at 12:00 PM
Admission: $60, $80, $100, & $150 pesos. 25% discount for children from 6 to 12 years of age, and for INAPAM Except for concert 9: $100,$150,$200 and $250 pesos. 25% discount for children from 6 to 12 years of age, and for INAPAM
Preview Seating Chart.
Concerts In The Interior of the State
These performances are part of “Tu Orquesta mas cerca de ti!” which is a program designed to bring classical music to all of the people of the state. Each season, Yucatan’s orchestras perform in at least four different towns throughout the State of Yucatan. Invited Director for this year’s Concerts in the Interior of the State is Mtro. Roberto Tello Martinez.
The information we have on these performances thus far is limited to their date and location. If you would like to attend one of these performances, please check back often for updates to this page.
Date: September 17, 2010
Date: November 5, 2010
Date: November 7, 2010
Date: December 3, 2010