The Resident Symphony Orchestra of the City of Anaheim

RELEASE NOTES

November 24, 2013


For Immediate Release—November 1, 2013

Orange County Symphony Presents Música: the Melodies and Rhythms of Latin America

The Resident Orchestra of the City of Anaheim presents an evening of memorable music from Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina

 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Servite Auditorium

1942 West La Palma Avenue

6:30 P.M. (pre-concert talk at 6:00 P.M.)

$20/general admission; $15/seniors and students

Free parking on site

 

Arturo Márquez

Danzón No. 2

 

Aldemaro Romero

Fuga con Pajarillo

 

Silvestre Revueltas

Homenaje a Federico García Lorca


Alberto Ginastera

Danzas del Ballet “Estancia”

 

Arturo Márquez

Conga del Fuego Nuevo

 

Led by Venezuelan guest conductor David Cubek, the Orange County Symphony (OCS) will present the fourth concert of its subscription season on Sunday, November 27, offering an evening of music by Latin American composers. The program will include the beloved Danzón No. 2 of Mexican composer Arturo Márquez, as well as his infectiously rhythmic Conga del Fuego Nuevo. Audiences will thrill to Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera’s Danzas del Ballet “Estancia,” a suite of four dances meant to represent the richness and variety of rural Argentine life. Silvestre Revueltas, like many Mexican progressives and intellectuals of his day, was outraged by the murder of the Federico García Lorca by Spanish fascists in 1936, and wrote his unflinchingly moving Homenaje (Homage) to the Spanish poet’s life and work in the months that followed. The Fuga con Pajarillo of pianist and composer Aldemaro Romero, on the other hand, takes the fugue, that most academic of musical compositions, and infuses it with one his native Venezuela’s most best-known traditional dance forms.

 

Founded in 1985, the Orange County Symphony is a regional semi-professional orchestra serving a metropolitan area of approximately 3 million people. The OCS is honored to be part of the Anaheim community and in July, 2011 was designated as the Resident Symphony Orchestra for the City of Anaheim. The orchestra will be conducted in this concert by accomplished Venezuelan conductor Dr. David Cubek, assistant professor of music and director of the Claremont Concert Orchestra in the Joint Music Program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges. Dr. Cubek also regularly conducts ensembles from Venezuela's acclaimed music education program known as "El Sistema," and collaborates with Youth Orchestra of LA (YOLA), Gustavo Dudamel's initiative committed to providing intensive music training to underserved neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area.

 

For booking, interviews, and complimentary tickets for reviews, please contact:

Dorothy Rose, (714) 778-0314

dorothy_rose@ocsymphony.org

www.ocsymphony.org