20:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
12:20 hrs. Teatro Degollado
THE FOUR SEASONS OF BUENOS AIRES WITH ANGÉLICA OLIVO
Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco
Gabriel Chmura, Guest Conductor
Angélica Olivo, violin
Mieczysław WEINBERG, Sinfonietta no. 1, op. 41
Astor PIAZZOLLA, The four seasons of Buenos Aires
Soloist: Angélica Olivo
Dimitri SHOSTAKÓVICH, Symphony No. 6 in b minor, op. 54
Thursday, October 4th, 8:30 PM
Sunday, October 7th, 12:30 PM
Third Orchestra Season 2018, Teatro Degollado
In this third program, the OFJ welcomes one of the most outstanding orchestral conductors of our time, Maestro Gabriel Chmura, currently serving as Principal Guest Conductor for the Krakow Philharmonic in Poland. For his debut with our Orchestra, Chmura has chosen one of the most interesting of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakóvich´s fifteen symphonies: the Sixth Symphony in B minor, Op. 54. Regarding this work, premiered in 1939, famed conductor Leonard Bernstein said: “The extraordinary Symphony No. 6 by Shostakovich… is both a stirring musical testament and a vivid historical document…this strangely heterogeneous work as a single entity, a flashpoint in musical history…1939: Hitler and Stalin dividing Poland, “non-aggression”, everybody “happy”; What could the new Symphony Number 6 possibly be? Exactly what it was, and is: a long, very private confession (that Tchaikovsky in “Lamentoso”) continued in the most personal, almost secret way, abruptly followed by two comedy acts displaying…”the good life” in Soviet Russia. ‘Hooray! Aren’t we all having fun? It’s a ball’…In other words, pure hypocrisy--but hypocrisy preceded by that so-called “introductory” movement, which is the real heart of the matter, and that’s the only way Shostakovich could have gotten away with making a secret confession in public…It is a beautiful and true document of hypocrisy, accurately reflecting the realities of Russian society in 1939.” Bernstein also considers this symphony to be the logical conclusion of that other Sixth Symphony in B minor, by Tchaikovsky.
These concerts, to be presented on the 4th and 7th of October, give us an opportunity to listen to one of the fundamental works of that great Maestro of the Tango: Astor Piazzolla. His The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, which presents certain parallels with The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, features the flavors and rhythms of the Tango. As soloist in this work, the OFJ proudly presents its concertmistress Angélica Olivo, already known and loved by our audiences. The program will begin with the Sinfonietta No. 1 by 20th century Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg, a piece whose rhythmic character and obvious roots in Polish popular music will be a big and pleasant surprise for our public.
*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.