Revueltas: La noche de los mayas
02/08/2009 at 04:00 PM – Peter Norton Symphony Space
Silvestre Revueltas lived his short life as his music—impulsive, eccentric and distinctly Mexican. His film score, La noche de los mayas (“The Night of the Mayas”), is described as “a workout for the orchestra”.
How much did Latin American folk music influence him? What is the purpose of the percussion ensemble improvisations for which this work is famous? Journey back to 1939 and be inspired by this legendary masterpiece of Mexican orchestral music.