Chávez and Revueltas Revisited

Chávez and Revueltas Revisited

Friday, March 14, 2008
The Library of Congress
Coolidge Auditorium
Washington, DC

Part of a week-long Revueltas/Chavez festival curated by PostClassical Ensemble, including films at the National Gallery, a conference, and a kick-off event at which PostClassical Ensemble performed Xochipili by Carlos Chavez.

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: Chávez and Revueltas Revisited.”

Eugenia León, vocals.

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