May 23, 2005 |
Almost everyone in classical music these days makes well-meaning noises about reaching out to the Latino community, but the Long Beach Symphony actually did something significant about it. Saturday night at the Terrace Theatre, the orchestra and its music director, Enrique Arturo Diemecke, gave the U.S. premiere of an arresting multimedia piece called "Dos Visiones." Two visions indeed, for everywhere you looked, there were pairs.
April 7, 1999 |
Musical America, the international directory of the performing arts, lists 13 orchestras based in Mexico. Mexico City has seven of them. The Opera de Bellas Artes in Mexico City has been the site of triumphant appearances by international opera stars--sometimes before they sang in the United States--for almost 65 years. Does any of that surprise you? "There's so much ignorance about what goes on [in Mexico]," said Dean Corey, executive director of the Orange County Philharmonic Society.
May 19, 2005 |
Two years ago, two composers -- one from the United States, the other from Mexico -- met for the first time at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. Their mission: to create an orchestral suite reflecting two cultures and inspired by the museum's permanent collection. The result is "Dos Visiones," which will receive its U.S. premiere by the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra at the Terrace Theater on Saturday.
September 15, 2002 |
It's either the zeitgeist, or shameless demographic pandering, or some of both. But the 2002-03 arts season is something of a high-water mark for Southland arts organizations offering Latin American and Latino fare.
April 12, 1999 |
It may seem strange to call an orchestra as lively, as enthusiastic, as energetic, and, most of all, as fresh as is the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico a dying breed. These particular musicians, under their music director Enrique Arturo Diemecke, appeared in excellent musical health at UCLA's Royce Hall on Saturday night. They appeared, moreover, to be fired by a sense of mission that makes one believe that they plan to be around for quite a while. I am sure they will be.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1999 |
I'm culturally exhausted. Week after week, it's been an unrelenting lineup of artistic activities. Up until all hours. Commuting to engagements from Costa Mesa to Universal City--concerts, dances, art exhibits, film festivals. How is one man expected to keep up with this much festivity? Esta muy hot! That's actually the Spanglish slogan of a cool, easy-to-read Web site with a calendar of events for Los Angeles and Orange counties: www.LatinoLA.com.