Private: Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra Spring Concerts at Teatro Vallarta, March 23, and Nuevo Vallarta, March 24
Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra, Spring Concerts, Sunday, March 23, 3 PM, in Teatro Vallarta and Monday, March 24, 8 PM, in Nuevo Vallarta at the Paradise Village Community Centre (beside Hospital San Javier).
Under the baton of Daniel Oliveros, we are delighted to present the spicy sounds of Latin America, encompassing the genres of danzón, rumba, conga, mambo, pasodoble and tango in their orchestral versions.
“Well, the orchestra has been playing very varied repertoires, and usually involves some kind of soloist per program. This time we met with the amazing local artists “Luna Rumba” and wanted to make a collaboration between the two groups, playing their music in orchestral arrangements. We got really excited about this and decided that if we were going to play with a Latin ensemble, we might as well play only Latin compositions in the whole program!
“As a Latin American musician that has played most of this music, I can tell you there are some AMAZING compositions that are recognized worldwide, but we usually focus only in the classic and romantic periods of music. Those were times of great composers and beautiful pieces, but we neglect all the more modern compositions that have been created, and still are!”
“For example, Arturo Márquez is a Mexican composer that used popular rhythms in his orchestral compositions, and his music has been played on the five continents. Last year he premiered his latest composition. Cuban-born nationalized-Mexican Dámaso Perez Prado was very popular in dance clubs of the ‘40s and ‘50s, and Argentinian Alberto Ginastera’s second movement of the suite Estancias is divinely subtle.”
“Our musicians got so excited that they even reached out to New York-based composer Gregory Kerkorian to commission a piece for the Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra. His new piece that will be premiered March 23rd is a pasodoble that reminds us of the Spanish heritage and influence in Latin music.”
“We are having a lot of fun preparing this challenging repertoire, and we’re sure that everybody who comes to the concerts will enjoy it as much as we do!”
“So please join us in this musical celebration of Latin American color, rhythm and ‘sabor’!”
Adults: 150 pesos Children and students: 50 pesos
Tickets available at the door.