Audiences who enjoyed the OFJ's stunning performances under the baton of Leslie Dunner when he was Director Interino in 2011 and found his recent Christmas and New Year's concert programs delightful--these members of the Tapatio public will be happy to see Leslie back on the podium as featured guest conductor during the First Season of 2013, beginning this weekend.
In a scintillating program of music by Mexican composers featuring the excellent violinist Daniel Andai, Dunner and the OFJ plan to celebrate the 471st anniversary of the founding of Guadalajara in grand style: first, on Friday the 15th at 8:30 PM, an open-air concert will be presented for the general public in the Plaza Liberación; then on Sunday at 12:30 PM, our audience will have the opportunity to enjoy the same concert from comfortable seats in the opulent setting and favorable acoustics of the Teatro Degollado.
Works to be performed include Jose Pablo Moncayo's much-loved Huapango, the Melody for Violin and Orchestra by Gustavo E. Campa, the popular Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Márquez, Silvestre Revueltas' riveting Sensemayá, the Intermezzo from the recently rediscovered 1900 opera Atzimba by Ricardo Castro, Enrico Chapela's Inguesu-- the first orchestral work based on a World Cup soccer final, Federico Ibarra's Second Symphony, and the historically important "Horsepower" Suite composed by Carlos Chavez.
Important note: Due to the need for setup and sound checks for Friday's outdoor concert, the dress rehearsal will be closed to the public.