The charismatic Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela thrill audiences worldwide with their ecstatic energy and contagious enthusiasm. They were a hit when they made their New York premiere at Carnegie Hall in 2007. Over two nights—December 11nd 12—they perform works by some of Latin America’s finest 20th-century composers, including a suite of lusty, wild music by Silvestre Revueltas and dive into the deep wells of Latin America’s classical music tradition with such works as Villa-Lobos’s Chôros No. 10—a monumental piece of Brazilian musical nationalism that was a huge hit at its 1926 premiere in Rio de Janeiro—and Estévez’s Cantata criolla, a portrait of the Venezuelan spirit.
Here, Voices from Latin America Artistic Advisors Gustavo Dudamel and Osvaldo Golijov discuss Latin American composers including the visceral Revuelatas, the "unselfconscious genius" Villa-Lobos, Ginestera, and Estevez.
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