Three pieces from three centuries, the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5, "Egyptian", from the nineteenth, The Rite of Spring from the 20th and El Laberinto de la Soledad ("The Labyrinth of Solitude) from the 21st, constitute the program of the concert scheduled for this Friday, the 26th of May, in which the OFJ participates under the aegis of the Festival Cultural de Mayo.
In yesterday's press conference, François-Frederic Guy (Pianist), Sergio A. Matos Uribe (General Director of the May Cultural Festival), Juan Pablo Contreras (composer) and Leslie B. Dunner (Guest Conductor) shared their enthusiasm for this important and commemorative concert.
In addition to celebrating the 100th anniversary of the premiere of the Rite of Spring (Paris, May 29th, 1913) by Igor Stravinsky, this concert includes two important premieres: the first performance in Mexico of El Laberinto de la Soledad and the local premiere of the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5, "Egyptian" by Camille Saint-Saëns.
Worth noting is the fact that El Laberinto de la Soledad is a work that finds its inspiration in the essays of Octavio Paz, written near the end of 2011. Its composer, Guadalajara native Juan Pablo Contreras, who was awarded the William Schuman Prize this recent 20th of May, 2013, assures us that the public will enjoy and identify with this work.
The concert will take place this Friday the 24th of May in the Teatro Degollado at 8:30 PM.
Tickets, at prices ranging from 100 to 250 pesos, are available through Ticketmaster and at the box office.