Mikhail Shmidt, violin
Osvaldo Mendoza – New work (Philharmonia Northwest commission)
Silvestre Revueltas – Janitzio
Arturo Márquez – Danzón No. 2
Piazzolla – Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas
Our Latin American concert is filled with exhilarating colors and rhythms! In addition to our new commission by young Mexican composer Osvaldo Mendoza, you’ll hear pieces by two of the most well-known Mexican composers, Silvestre Revueltas and Arturo Márquez. Janitzio was written to depict the beautiful Mexican landscape, while Danzón No. 2 paints a vibrant folk dance. Inspired by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Astor Piazzolla’s violin concerto, Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons in Buenos Aires), combines quotations of the Baroque masterpiece with passionate tangos.