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Guadalajara Youth Symphony Orquestra Returns to Vallarta July 24th
email this pageprint this pageemail usCecile Scriban - PVNN
July 16, 2010

Please send an email to viaculturalpvr(at) or call(322) 226-6667 ext. 612 to confirm your attendance.
Vía Cultural is organizing a third concert by the Guadalajara Youth Symphony Orquestra next Saturday, July 24th, 2010 at 8:30 pm, at the CECATUR Auditorium (downtown, at the corner of Zaragoza and Matamoros). The Symphony's Chamber Orchestra will perform "Echos from Latin America" - a program featuring pieces by famous composers from South and Central America.

The dozen members of the Chamber Orchestra conducted by Juan Franco will be joined by musicians of the Cuban band playing at La Bodeguita del Medio, the famed restaurant on the Vallarta's Malecón, to provide an exciting fusion of different styles to the performance of well-known Cuban pieces.

This very interesting musical journey starts right here in Mexico with the "Vice-regal Quartet" by Miguel Bernál Jimenez, to be followed by sassy traditional Cuban dances... cha-cha, son, guaracha, guajira, etc... as arranged by Miguel Ferrer.

Then let's leapfrog as far south as Argentina and we'll hear works of two of their beloved composers - the Impresiones de la Puna for flute and string quartet by Alberto Ginastera and Astor Piazolla's contrasting rhythmic then languid tango, Fuga y Misterio.

A brief hop up the Iguacu falls to Brazil and we're swaying along to the bossanova beats of the Waters of March with arrangements by Miguel Almaguer, as well as The Girl of Ipanema, both composed by the famed Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Lucho Bermúdez' evocative Colombia Tierra Querida elicits longings for the homeland as arranged by De Loza and Almaguer, followed by the Venezuelan Pedro Elías Gutiérrez' jovial joropo Alma Llanera to bring to lively end our nostalgic Latin American musical evening

Be sure too to attend the usual cultural treat preceding the concert, this time facilitated by La Bodeguita del Medio. This should be a most enlightening roundtable chat on the same "Echos from Latin America" theme, whereby two professional musicians will demonstrate the crucial elements of music to work upon for a fusion of two differing musical genres, classical and popular/traditional music to be convincing and effective!

This forum will take place on July 21st at 6:00 pm, and La Bodeguita del Medio at their Malecón location will host attendants with their classic mojitos, again all for free.

Please confirm your attendance to either event by sending an email to viaculturalpvr(at) also indicating the number of people who will accompany you, or by calling (322) 226-6667 ext. 612.

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