Concert: Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Cuarteto Latinoamericano’s adventurous program delves into Mexico’s cultural heritage by
showcasing the intersections between painting and music. Of creating music which is based on
folk music from Mexico, Ponce once said, “I consider it the duty of every Mexican composer to
ennoble his country’s music by giving it artistic form, attiring it in the garb of polyphony, and
lovingly conserving the popular music that is the expression of the country’s soul.”

Enjoy commentary by Benjamin Juárez Echenique, a noted Mexican cultural scholar and
professor at Boston University, to learn about the thematic and ideological relations between
artists such as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo as you listen to masterpieces from great Latino
composers.

-Program-
Gustavo Campa: Trois Miniatures
Manuel M. Ponce: Estrellita and Gavota
Silvestre Revueltas: Música de Feria Carlos Chávez String Quartet No. 3 (1st movement)
Gabriela Ortiz: La Calaca

Concert: Cuarteto Latinoamericano