Rochester chamber orchestra Cordancia will perform “Dialogos” to highlight works by Mexican composers during two performances April 1-2.
The theme of the show is “Conversations.”
Cordancia, led by conductor Rachel Lauber, will perform “Silueta como Sirena” by Eastman School of Music composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon. The piece is based on three songs by Alfredo Sanchez and scored for a singer, guitarist, cello octet and orchestra. Sanchez will perform as the singer and guitarist along with the Eastman Cello Ensemble for the Rochester premiere of his composition.
The program will feature Suite for Double Quartet from the ballet “La hija de Colquide” by Carlos Chavez. “Danzas de la Ciudad” by Eugenio Toussaint portrays treasured places in Mexico City.
The orchestra will perform two works by Silvestre Revueltas: “Alcancias,” which refers to multicolored pottery penny banks shaped like a fish or pig that are staples of Mexican artistic culture; and “Sensemaya,” a musical portrayal of a ritual sacrifice of a snake based on a poem by Nicolas Guillen.
The first performance will be at 8 p.m. April 1 in Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester. Tickets are available at the Eastman Box Office, 433 E. Main St., Rochester.
The second performance will be at 3 p.m. April 2 at Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Ave., Rochester. Tickets are available at the door.
Tickets cost $15 general admission, $8 for seniors and students.
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