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Composer: Ponce, Manuel Maria (1882-1948)

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Year of birth1882
Year of death1948
NationalityMexico
Period20th century
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Inspirational performances from Bell and the ASMF

Joshua Bell © Bill Phelps
In Autumn the cicadas are out in force at Wigmore Hall...
*****
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Charles Dutoit leads a resplendent Firebird in Chicago

Charles Dutoit © Robert Taylor
Lang Lang's Prokofiev was ostentatious, but it was Duoit's visionary take on The Firebird that was truly the standout.
****1
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Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary Gala

Carnegie Hall celebrates its 125th anniversary © Chris Lee
Affable host Richard Gere united a starry musical cast to celebrate Carnegie Hall’s 125th Anniversary Gala.
***11
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Infectious Performance of Mexican and Latin American Music by La Catrina Quartet

©  Robert Kaiser
Ambassadors of string quartet repertoire, La Catrina Quartet is a dynamic group of musicians. Performing music from Puerto Rico to Mexico to Argentina, La Catrina Quartet presented audiences with a fresh Mexican and Latin American sound.La Catrina Quartet began Thursday night’s concert with Metro Chabacano by one of Mexico’s most prolific composer, Javier Álvarez.