Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Time: 7.30 p.m.
The Orion Orchestra presents a vibrant concert of Latin-American and Latin- influenced music and dance, stretching from Mexican song and Argentian Tango to American music influenced by Latin rhythm. Toby Purser conducts the dynamic Orion Orchestra, and soloists star internationally acclaimed Argentian dancer Raquel Greenberg, Mexican tenor Jesus Leon, and English violinist Lizzie Ball.
Mexico has a very special place in this concert since Jesus León, the incredible Mexican Tenor, is flying over to the UK especially for us, singing several Mexican-written pieces such as Besame Mucho by Consuelo Velázquez and Granada by Agustin Lara, as well as more songs by Ponce and Freire. The orchestra is also performing the Danzón No.2 by Marquez - one of the most exciting pieces in all Latin-Amercian orchestral music!
Gershwin- Cuban Overture
Piazzola – Libertango, Oblivion Tango
Ponce – Estrellita, La Pajarera
Lara – Granada
Gardel - Por Una Cabeza,
Velasquez - Besame Mucho
Berstein - Mambo from West Side Story
Jesus Leon - Tenor
Lizzie Ball - violin, and her band
Raquel Greenberg - dancer
Toby Purser - conductor
The programme includes some of the most famous composers from Latin-America, including –
- Piazzola, Gardel, Ponce, Lara, and Marquez
And American composers profoundly influenced by Latin-America-
- Bernstein, Gershwin