Modernism in Mexico explores string quartets by some of Mexico’s most important 20th-century composers: Manuel Ponce, Silvestre Revueltas, and Carlos Chávez. Ponce was Mexico’s leading classical musician, and this performance of his well-known song Estrellita is a new arrangement for string quartet. Carlos Chávez was his student and heir apparent, touring extensively as a conductor and producing an impressive body of compositions. Chávez’s close colleague, violinist Silvestre Revueltas, was a notable conductor/composer whose work includes the score to the 1936 film Redes (The Wave), commissioned by the Mexican government.
This performance is part of the Lot of Strings Music Festival in partnership with the Morris Museum and presented in collaboration with FIAF Montclair. All blocks are $50 for an 8’x8′ block which accommodates up to 2 patrons. Availability is currently to 75 blocks per event, due to state regulations. Patrons are welcome to arrive as early as 5:30PM to set up and enjoy the evening sun. Get tickets now.
Artists, staff, and audience members will be required to follow current public health guidelines including wearing masks and social distancing.
Manuel Ponce: Estrellita
Manuel Ponce: Petite suite dans le style ancien
Silvestre Revueltas: Musica de Feria
Carlos Chávez: String Quartet No. 3
Cyrus Beroukhim, violin
Philip Payton, violin
Will Frampton, viola
Alberto Parrini, cello