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The Yucatán Symphony Orchestra Season XXX

Sun., September 23, 2018

$80 – $400
Teatro Jose Peon Contreras

Guest directors from Poland, Portugal and Brazil are included in 2018’s 10-part concert program.

Program 1, on Friday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 9, features Carlos Prieto, one of the world’s most respected cellists. In addition, “Janitzio” by Silvestre Revueltas will be heard, along with “Balada del Venado y la Luna” by Carlos Jiménez Mabarak, “Sones de Mariachi” by Blas Galindo and, in closing, “Huapango” by Moncayo.

Program 2 will once again welcome violinist Elena Mikhailova,  Sept. 21 and 23 with the Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto. The orchestra will then perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony 4.

Program 3, on Sept. 28 and 30, features guest conductor Piotr Sulkowski, visiting from Poland, leading the Symphony in Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” overture, a concerto for oboe and harp by Witold Lutoslawski and Brahams’ Symphony No. 3. Soloists Alexander Ovcharov and Ruth Bennett, both symphony members, will be featured.

Program 4 welcomes Bostonian Mimi Stillman, who will return to share the stage with the orchestra on Oct. 5 and 7. The performances will be complemented by works from two other Nordic composers: the Norwegian Edvard Grieg and his “Peer Gynt” and the Finnish Jean Sibelius and his Symphony No. 5.

On Oct. 12 and 14, Program 5 will host — for the first time in Mérida — Olga Kirpicheva, a graduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow, with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Her performance will precede the “Fantastic Symphony” by Héctor Berlioz.

With “West Side Story,” Program 6 honors Leonard Bernstein on his centennial year. In the same concerts, on Nov. 9 and 11, Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3 will be heard.

Program 7, on Nov. 16 and 18, will feature guest conductor Mario Mateus, presenting “The Magic Thief” by Gioachino Rossini; the Concerto for Flute by André Jolivet, with Joaquín Melo as soloist; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

The final of the José Jacinto Cuevas Yamaha National and International Piano Contest will mark Program 8 on Friday, Nov. 30, directed by Lanfranco Marcelletti, visiting from Brazil.

In Program 9, Juan Carlos Lomónaco will retake the conductor’s baton for Mozart’s 41st Symphony “Jupiter” and a suite of Tchaikovsky’s “The Swan Lake,” on Friday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 9.

Program 10 will say farewell to the season with the voices of soprano Anabel de la Mora, tenor Miguel Ángel Mena, baritone Enrique Ángeles and the Opera Workshop of Yucatan, which will feature the cantata “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff from Dec. 13 to 16.

For Programs 1, 3, 6, 7 and 9 the tickets are 250, 200, 150 and 80 pesos; for Program 2, tickets are 350, 300, 250 and 150 pesos; Programs 4 and 5 are 300, 250, 200 and 100 pesos; Program 8 tickets are 200, 150, 100, 80 pesos, and for Program 10, tickets are 400, 350, 300 and 200 pesos.

Friday concerts are at 9 p.m. and Sunday concerts are at noon.

Tickets can be purchased at the Teatro Peón Contreras box office.

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Date:
Sun., September 23, 2018
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Cost:
$80 – $400
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Venue

Teatro José Peón Contreras
Calle 60 x 57, Centro
Merida, Yucatan Mexico
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