Fiesta: Living Mexican Composers

Fiesta: Living Mexican Composers

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

 Mexican composer Manuel de ElĂ­as, born 1939

7/21      Living Mexican Composers 

MĂ©xico is, and always has been, one of the powerhouses in Latin American music. Starting at the Colonial period, many solid European composers were enticed to go to the New Spain to teach and to be in charge of musical activities in cathedrals such of those of Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca or Durango. The biggest names on Mexican concert music are, of course, Manuel Ponce, Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas, joined more recently by Mario Lavista, the country’s more prestigious living composer. Since the late 19th century, Mexico has produced several generations of magnificent composers. We’ll feature Federico Ibarra, Leonardo Coral, Manuel de ElĂ­as and the aforementioned Mario Lavista.