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A Journey Through Two Centuries of Mexican Symphonic Music

Q2 Music is proud to present Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra hosting Mexico at 200: A Journey Through Two Centuries of Mexican Symphonic Music. From Euro-centric waltzes to identity-seeking avant-gardists to the trend-setting composers of today, Mexico at 200 honors this year's Mexican Bicentennial by tracing the evolution of a Mexican musical identity with a cornucopia of world premiere recordings and exclusive insights from one of today's most electric young conductors and zealous ensembles, The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas.

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Mexico at 200 with Alondra de la Parra

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This Wednesday, Q2 Music begins its Winter Pledge Drive. In anticipation, we're revisiting some of our favorite guest-hosted shows on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, we heard Nico Muhly's Obsessive Choral. On Tuesday, we hear Mexico at 200, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas conductor Alondra de la Parra's look at the birth and progression of Mexican orchestral music.

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Mexico at 200: The Young Generation

Friday, May 28, 2010

In the final installment of Mexico at 200, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas conductor and New York native Alondra de la Parra examines the fast-paced and animated 21st century music of young Mexican composers.

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Mexico at 200: Living Legends

Thursday, May 27, 2010

As part of Mexico at 200, Q2's exploration of the past two centuries of Mexican symphonic music, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas conductor and New York native Alondra de la Parra examines the birth of contemporary Mexican music by presenting those living composers who have already sewn their distinctive styles into the fabric of Mexican culture.

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Mexico at 200: Modernism and the Avant-Garde

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mexico at 200, Q2's survey of Mexican symphonic music of the past 200 years, continues with Modernism and the Avant-Garde, hosted by Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas conductor and New York native Alondra de la Parra. Listen as Alondra presents the iconic composers active in the early 20th century who are now regarded as responsible for the emergence of Mexican modernism.

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Mexico at 200: The Birth of Nationalism

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

For the first show of Mexico at 200, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas conductor and New York native, Alondra de la Parra examines Mexican music from the late 1700s through early 1900s, and traces how Euro-centric Mexican composers began to exoticize their sound through local new-world character.

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