Redes and Eugenia León

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mexico’s iconic Eugenia León sings songs from the Mexican Revolution as part of a multi-media presentation combining music by Revueltas with murals, paintings, and photographs. The second half of this unique program presents Mexican film masterpiece Redes (1936) with Silvestre Revueltas’ searing score performed live by a 50-piece orchestra and unforgettable cinematography by Paul Strand. Pre-Concert Presentation with Roberto Kolb at 6:30 pm at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, MD.

American film director Martin Scorsese, on Redes:
“A very special film… Strand brought his camera eye, … Zinnemann brought his tremendous sensitivity to actors,… and with his score Revueltas gave the film a terrific majesty and grandeur.”

Eugenia León, singer
PostClassical Ensemble, Angel Gil-Ordoñez, conducting
Jonathan Palevsky, WBJC narrator

7:30 pm (pre-concert presentation at 6:30 pm)
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park)
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Tickets: $10-$35  Purchase Online Here or 301.405.ARTS (2787)

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To see excerpts from Redes, view video below.

PCE Executive Director Joe Horowitz talks about the May 10 Concert:

RELATED EVENT:
CREATIVE DIALOGUES, a free conversation series
Monday, April 21 at 7:30 pm
University of Maryland, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

The film Redes focuses on a local fishing community and its battles with big business, labor unions and politics, relating to issues of food insecurity. In the United States, hunger isn’t caused by a lack of food, but rather the continued prevalence of poverty. Join UMD professors Perla M. Guerrero, Luka Arsenjuk and Psyche Williams-Forson, along with USC’s Orlando R. Serrano Jr., as they discuss how food is at the heart of major policy flaws and societal disparities in the United States and around the world.

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Special funding for this concert was generously furnished by AHMSA International, Inc., Chevron Corporation, the Embassy of Mexico-Mexican Cultural Institute, Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos, Emerging America, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Conaculta, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and MARPAT Foundation.