Copland In Mexico
Performance Concluded

The 2017-18 Season

Copland In Mexico

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:30pm

TICKET PRICES: $30 - $109

Pre-concert conversation at 6:30pm in Reynolds Hall featuring Cultural Historian and Curator for Music Unwound / Copland in Mexico, Joseph Horowitz

Donato Cabrera, conductor

COPLAND Selections from Rodeo
REVUELTAS Homenaje a Federico García Lorca
COPLAND El Salón México


YOUR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS Copland in Mexico, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the “Music Unwound” initiative, which will feature performances, lectures, recitals, exhibitions, and similar events in collaboration with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and other community partners. The works of American composer Aaron Copland and Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas honor the culture, people and the undeterred spirit of Mexico and the American Southwest. Copland is referred to as “the Dean of American Composers.” His ballet score Rodeo, a tale of a ranch wedding is one of his many enduring works. Hoe-Down, the ballet’s finale, is one of the most well-known compositions by any American composer, used frequently in movies and television. Revueltas was a noted composer, musician and conductor. His Homenaje a Federico García Lorca expresses outrage that he and many other intellectuals and artists of the era felt about the murder of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca at the hands of the fascist militia. Redes, his first film score, concerns the efforts of exploited fishermen to unite and will be shown with the orchestra performing this powerful score. Punctuating the evening is Copland’s El Salón México, a musical depiction of a raucous dance hall in Mexico City.

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JOIN US for a series of festival events leading up to the concert that explore the music of Aaron Copland, Silvestre Revueltas and the Mexican sound! In collaboration with UNLV, Music Unwound and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Please visit to learn more.

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