20:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
12:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
Ensembles of the OFJ
"Double Music" for 4 percussionists | J. CAGE
"Kalei" for Percussion Trio | J. DELECLUSE
Pastorale for Woodwind Quintet | AMY BEACH
Sextet for Piano and Woodwind Quintet | POULENC
Fanfare from the ballet La Péri | PAUL DUKAS arr. Wayne Barrington
"Aspects" for Brass Quintet | BARBARA YORK
"Blue" for Brass Quintet | T. GANSCH arr. M. Pardeiro
"Buster Keaton Blues" for Brass Quintet | M. OTOLLINI
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*Synopsis: This program begins with our percussion section, performing Double Music by famous iconoclastic composer John Cage, still one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century with a wide influence on art and culture that continues to the present day. Double Music is a collaborative work by Cage and composer Lou Harrison, who composed the parts for the second and fourth percussionists while Cage composed for the first and third. Neither composer knew what the other was writing! The instruments employed include various bells, brake drums, sistra, gongs, tam-tams, and thunder sheet.
Our OFJ percussionists continue with Kalei for percussion trio by Jacques Delecluse, French percussionist and composer, member of the Orchestre de Paris and professor at the Paris Conservatoire. Inspired by the colorful, hypnotic kaleidoscope, his Kalei is a musical metaphor.
Next, some of the most outstanding musicians of the OFJ woodwind section interpret the lovely Pastorale for woodwind quintet written by Amy Beach, the first female composer to achieve recognition in America, in 1941.
OFJ pianist/harpsichordist/keyboard player Carlos Gutiérrez joins the group in an interpretation of the Francis Poulenc Sextet for piano and wind quintet, a work replete with jazzy rhythms and bits of humor. The work has three movements: 1) Allegro vivace, which begins and ends with quick chromatic scale fragments and has a slow section in the middle with the bassoonist as the main protagonist; 2)Divertimento: Andantino; and 3)Finale: Prestissimo.
The OFJ brass quintet begins its portion of the program with—of course—a fanfare! But not just any fanfare…the Fanfare from the ballet La Péri written by distinguished composer Paul Dukas, teacher of (among many other luminaries) our founder of the first symphony orchestra in Guadalajara, José Rolón.
What follows is a Mexico première and, at the same time, posthumous tribute to its Canadian composer, Barbara York, highly respected music educator, who passed away on November 6th, 2020. Her work, Aspects, consists of four movements: 1) Hum of the Body, 2) Cry of the Heart, 3) Rondo of the Mind, and 4) Hymn to the Spirit.
The brass quintet turns out to be a surprisingly good medium for music with a jazz theme, as we will see when our group performs "Blue" by Thomas Gansch in an arrangement by the OFJ´S own Associate Principal Hornist, Marcos Pardeiro.
This program´s captivating final number continues the jazz style with rollicking good humor: by the Italian composer Mauro Ottolini, the Buster Keaton Blues!
*Some references for the synopsis appear in https://sc.jalisco.gob.mx/prensa/noticia/10008
Thursday, July 1st, 8:30 PM
Sunday, July 4th, 12:30 PM
Second Orchestra Season 2021, Teatro Degollado
*Tickets range from $90 to $250 pesos, available at the Teatro Degollado box office and through the Ticketmaster system.