Mexico at 200: Modernism and the Avant-Garde

Alondra de la Parra Discusses the Emergence of the Mexican 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.

Hear Mexican musical equivalents of such breakthrough pieces as Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, by Silvestre Revueltas, Carlos Chávez, José Pablo Moncayo, and others in Alondra's rich, personal narration and get a sense of how a commitment to a Mexican musical identity informed today's generations of active composers.

Hear Mexico at 200 every day at 7 a.m. and p.m., starting Tuesday, May 25, and continuing through Friday, May 28. Mexico at 200 celebrates the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence.

Mexico at 200 is curated and hosted by Alondra de la Parra, with research assistance from Joshua Feltman. The producer is Alex Ambrose, and the executive producer is Limor Tomer.

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