The Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Vallarta will present “An American in Puerto Vallarta” ("Un Americano en PV") at Teatro Vallarta on Sunday, February 19 at 5:00 pm.
The February concert will highlight music by North American composers, including George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with virtuoso pianist Rachid Bernal as guest soloist.
The Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Oliveros, celebrates American music through four important composers:
• Aaron Copland (USA, 1900 - 1990)
• Mario Kuri-Aldana (Mexico, 1931 - 2013)
• José Pablo Moncayo (Mexico, 1912 - 1958)
• John Robertson (Canada, 1943 - )
• Fanfare for the Common Man (Copland)
• Hoe Down, from Rodeo (Copland)
• Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin
• Solista: Rachid Bernal, Piano)
• Sinfonía Bolero (Kuri-Aldana)
• Sinfonietta (Moncayo)
The spring concert in March called “Dvorak and the Balkans” will feature music from the southeast of Europe, including Antonin Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances and New World Symphony. The very popular, ultra-talented gipsy jazz group Moruno will also perform then with the orchestra. Stay tuned for details.
The name “chamber orchestra” is a bit of a misnomer. The PVCO is a volunteer organization and relies on community support. Importantly, for several years the American School has generously provided PVCO with rehearsal space, storage space, a performance venue, and an overall appreciation of who and what the orchestra stands for – these are immense contributions that the orchestra members deeply appreciate. As the orchestra grows, so does the need for a dedicated physical home - a space for lessons, rehearsals, performances, meetings, and always the possibility of new student and professional activities – all with the opportunity to give to the community.
The orchestra appreciates your donations. They are needed for music stands and chairs for new members, purchase of timpani (kettle drums) and other instruments, music purchase, costs of concert set ups, sound and light equipment, videography, and printing, to name a few, and of course a home base. If you wish to make a donation now, please contact Daniel Oliveros by cellphone (322) 105-8344 or by email at email@example.com.
Teatro Vallarta is located at Uruguay #184 (by Ley's Supermarket) in Downtown Puerto Vallarta. Telephone is (322) 222-4525. The Box Office is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm and Sundays from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm.
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