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A Latin American Escapade with Rafael Payare 2024-2025

Conducted by Rafael Payare, this program of works steeped in South American colours and landscapes features OSM Principal Trumpet Paul Merkelo.

Season Presenting Partner

From the sprawling Venezuelan plains of Estévez’s impressionistic work to the fiery malambo of Argentinian composer Ginastera’s ballet Estancia, to Brazilian imagery in the music of Villa-Lobos, the OSM presents an exciting range of works steeped in South American colours and landscapes. Drawing from the roots of Mexican dances, Gabriela Ortiz’s radiant Trumpet Concerto will showcase OSM Principal Trumpet Paul Merkelo.

Artists

Rafael Payare, conductor

Paul Merkelo, trumpet

Gustavo Castillo, baritone 

Programme

Heitor Villa-Lobos, Chôros no. 6 (25 min.) 

Gabriela Ortiz, Altar de bronce [Bronze Altar], Trumpet Concerto (18 min.) 

Intermission (20 min)

Antonio Estévez, Mediodía en el Llano [Noon on the Prairie] (8 min.) 

Alberto Ginastera, Estancia, op. 8, Ballet (35 min.) 

Total duration110minutes