Third Season 2018 Program 1
Thursday, September 06, 2018
20:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
Sunday, September 09, 2018
12:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado

Program 1

Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco
Lanfranco Marcelletti,
Guest Conductor

Eli Manzo, piano

Alejandro BASULTO MARTÍNEZ, Plaza de los Mártires* (Plaza of Martyrs)
Félix MENDELSSOHN, Piano Concerto No. 2 in d minor, Op. 40

Soloist: Eli Manzo
Bedřich SMETANA, Má Vlast (My Homeland): The Moldau
Eduardo GAMBOA, Suite Culiacán

*Winner of the National Orchestral Composition Prize in 2016

Thursday, September 6th, 8:30 PM
Sunday, September 9th, 12:30 PM
Third Orchestra Season 2018, Teatro Degollado

 The OFJs Third 2018 Orchestra Season opens with a program centred upon one of the most gorgeous symphonic pieces written in the nineteenth century:  The Moldau.  Premiered in 1875, The Moldau is the second symphonic poem which forms part of a collection called Má Vlast (My Homeland), by the first and most noteworthy composer of what is today called the Czech Republic:  Bedřich Smetana.  The name of the work alludes to the most important river that crosses central Europe, and the composer brings us on his sonic journey, beginning with the mountain spring where this river is born and finally arriving, later, at the majestic moment when this river joins the River Elbe.


The OFJ will also interpret a work by Mexican composer Eduardo Gamboa.   His Suite Culiacán (2004) is inspired by popular dances, specifically from the composer s impressions upon his first direct contact with urban life.  Also included on the program is Plaza de los mártires by Alejandro Basulto.   This was the winning composition in the 2016 National Composers Competition sponsored by the Jalisco Ministry of Culture.  The OFJ is also pleased to welcome young pianist Eli Manzo, a native of Zacatecas, who will interpret the seldom-heard Second Piano Concerto by Felix Mendelssohn.  These concerts will take place on the 6th and 9th of September under the baton of Lanfranco Marcelletti.

*Tickets from $110 to $200 pesos, on sale at the Teatro Degollado box office and through Ticketmaster
*Discounts of 30% for students, teachers, people with special needs and senior citizens
*Music Appreciation lectures, Thursday at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 11:00 AM, Sala de Cámara José Pablo Moncayo of the Teatro Degollado. Free and open to the public!
*Programming subject to change without notice