Eugenia León

Mexican Revolution

This season’s PostClassical immersion experience explores how Mexican Revolutionaries such as the composer Silvestre Revueltas and the painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera became agents of social and political change—and inspired Americans such as Aaron Copland, Paul Strand, and John Steinbeck.

REDES & EUGENIA LÉON: SAT, MAY 10, 2014

Hear Mexico’s iconic Eugenia León sing songs from the Mexican Revolution. See the great Mexican film Redes (1936) with Silvestre Revueltas’ searing score performed live by a 50-piece orchestra and unforgettable cinematography by Paul Strand. American film director Martin Scorsese says of 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.”

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  claricesmithcenter.umd.edu or 301.405.ARTS (2787)

To see excerpts from Redes, view video below.

Redes from Paul Strand en México on Vimeo.

RELATED EVENTS:

John Steinbeck’s Mexico, Saturday April 5, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Mexican Cultural Institute
Free admission. For reservations e-mail info@postclassical.com.   This season’s PostClassical Book Club event features the Marlon Brando film Viva Zapata (1952), scripted by Steinbeck. The assigned book is John Steinbeck’s Zapata.

Conference: Redes and Revolution
Friday April 11, 2014 from 1 to 6 pm at McNeir Hall
(Georgetown University)
Free admission. For reservations e-mail info@postclassical.com.

Revueltas and Mexican Identity
Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 6:45 pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute
A multi-media presentation by the pre-eminent Revueltas scholar Roberto Kolb.
Free admission. For reservations e-mail info@postclassical.com.

The Gala Dinner
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7 pm
Generously hosted by the Ambassador of Mexico to the United States celebrating the economic and cultural ties between Mexico and the United States and the Tenth Anniversary of PostClassical Ensemble.

 

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.

Mexico-United States Cultural Gala Dinner with Eugenia León

Mexican Festival Gala Dinner
with Eugenia León and PostClassical Ensemble
hosted by the Ambassador of Mexico
to the United States

Thursday, May 8, 2014
7 pm
at the Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St. NW Washington DC 20009

sold-out

Sponsor tables will be available at $10,000 and $7500. Tables of 10 are also available at $5000. Individual tickets are available at $1000, $750 and $500. Total seating is limited to 100 persons.

Black Tie. Complementary Valet parking.

Email: gala@postclassical.com

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 7:00 PM, Eduardo Medina-Mora, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, will host a Gala Dinner at the Mexican Cultural Institute celebrating the many important economic, social and cultural ties between Mexico and the United States and also PostClassical Ensemble’s Tenth Anniversary.

The internationally famous singer, “Eugenia León, The Voice of Mexico”, will perform live at the Gala.

The Gala also coincides with the recording of a new PostClassical Ensemble DVD recording of the film Redes with music by Silvestre Revueltas.

During the evening, The “PCE Medici Award” will be given by the Ambassador to Mr. Alonso Ancira, chairman of Altos Hornos de México, one of Mexico’s largest steel and mining companies, in honor of his distinguished philanthropic support of Mexican and American cultural activities.  Mr. Ancira is supporting PCE with a gift of $100,000 towards the production of the Redes DVD recording.

All proceeds of the Gala will go to support PostClassical Ensemble in recognition of its Tenth Anniversary.

This event will take place during PostClassical Ensemble’s weeklong Mexican Festival. The crowning performance of this Festival will be performed at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 10 at which 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, Maryland.

 

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

The Getty Foundation
WETA
The Washington Ballet
Washington National Cathedral
WWFM The Classical Network
Edlavitch DCJCC
American University
Artmentor Foundation
Marpat
AHMSA
Artworks
Cafritz
DCCAH
Dallas
Graham Holdings
Washington Performing Arts
Georgetown DPA
Georgetown
Indonesian Embassy
national gallery