Friday, March 14, 2008

PCE Performs Revueltas at Library of Congress

Date: March 14, 2008 (Friday)
Time: 8:00 P.M (Pre-concert Prelude at 6:15 P.M.)
Place: Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress (directions)

Eugenia Leon, vocalist, joins the Post-Classical Ensemble for chamber music, poetry, and popular song, celebrating Mexico’s revolutionary 20th-century “sound muralist,” Silvestre Revueltas, whose pulsing sonic canvases parallel in music the achievements of Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros in visual art.

If there is a Latin American composer whose “time has come” it is surely Silvestre Revueltas. For one thing, Revueltas is the composer who most resonates with the charismatic Mexico of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. For another, he is the rare 20th century composer whose voice is both original and instantly recognizable. A program incorporating popular song and poetry as part of a four-day Library of Congress festival: “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Ch├ívez and Revueltas Revisited.”

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