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Composer: Chavez, Carlos (1899-1978)

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Year of birth1899
Year of death1978
NationalityMexico
Period20th century
August 2018
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EdinburghYOA Orchestra of the Americas

Chavez, Tchaikovsky, Copland
Youth Orchestra of the Americas; Carlos Miguel Prieto; Gabriela Montero
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Cartagena International Music Festival celebrates 10 years

Rodolfo Mederos © Andrés Londoño
A free public concert with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and celebrated friends chosen for the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Colombian festival.
***11
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An orchestral dance-off: El Sistema at La Scala

Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela © Teatro alla Scala
Artistic decisions may have been off the mark, but this young orchestra has an arresting predilection for the lush.
****1
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Gustavo Dudamel and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra rock the Bay Area

Gustavo Dudamel and members of SBSOV  ©  Peg Skorpinski
Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela completed a four-day residency at Cal Performances with two concerts that rocked, rolled, and astounded audiences in Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall.
****1
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Beginning with a Sneeze: The National Youth Orchestra Folk Explosion

NYO Folk Explosion
Composers have a long tradition of incorporating folk tunes into their music, and this evening’s concert by the National Youth Orchestra, with support from members of the folk group Bellowhead, really proved the point that musical genres are not separate boxes, but just points on a continuum, with no fixed boundaries.
****1
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