Juilliard's acclaimed Focus! festival returns for its 33rd season featuring a series of six FREE concerts celebrating the vast diversity of Latin American composers and their music. Focus! 2017 samples the immense range and array of composers from Mexico, Central and South America, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. From exciting compositions in the Western modernist traditions, to music inspired by indigenous cultures, Focus! 2017 celebrates the dynamism of our southern neighbors.
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Know before you go! Read the program notes.
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Katherine Siochi, harp soloist
Reinaldo Moya (Venezuela/US) Siempre Lunes, Siempre Marzo (Always Monday, Always March) (2013-14, rev. 2016, NY premiere)
Alberto Ginastera (Argentina/Switzerland) Concerto for Harp, Op. 25 (1956-65)
Silvestre Revueltas (Mexico) Sensemayá (1937; full orchestral version, 1938)
Gabriela Ortiz (Mexico) Hominum: Concerto for Orchestra (2016, world premiere)
Information borrowed from The Juilliard School Official Website.