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OFUNAM: Mexico in Waltzes and Sones

Author: Dirección General de TV UNAM

Video on Demand News: TV UNAM presents the magic of a symphonic concert by OFUNAM at Sala Nezahualcóyotl, directed by Eduardo Álvarez.

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The OFUNAM (Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM) will take you on an unforgettable musical journey through Mexico in its recent concert in May 2023 at the Sala Nezahualcóyotl. Under the direction of the guest conductor Eduardo Álvarez, the event is entitled "Sones y valses de México" and presents an exceptional repertoire that fuses classical music and popular Mexican expressions that have endured since the 19th century.

The Mexican waltz is the star of this event, and among the jewels performed are the "Vals poético" by Felipe Villanueva and "Sobre las olas" by Juventino Rosas, two emblematic masterpieces that have captivated the world. Also presented are works that marked the golden age of waltzes, such as the anthem of Oaxaca, "Dios nunca muere" by Macedonio Alcalá.

OFUNAM will also present Mexican 'sones' (a musical style that varies according to the region of the country) in orchestral version. From the 'son huasteco' to the iconic 'son jarocho', the audience will be able to take a closer look at Mexico's musical roots with pieces such as "El hidalguense" by Nicandro Castillo and "La Bamba" (Anonymous).

The concert also features orchestral versions of iconic Mexican songs, such as "Camino de Guanajuato" by José Alfredo Jiménez, "Cielito lindo" by Quirino Mendoza and the 'chilena' (a Mexican musical genre from Costa Chica) "Alingo lingo" by Manuel Mejía.

Don't miss the opportunity to explore Mexico through this concert that TV UNAM brings to you.

Text by Erandi Flores Segundo

Original title OFUNAM 2023. Segunda Temporada: Programa 4
English title OFUNAM 2023. Second Season: Program 4
English series title OFUNAM
Genre Classical music
Recording location Sala Nezahualcóyotl, Centro Cultural Universitario, UNAM
Production year 2023
Duration 1:52:21
Production Company TV UNAM
Producer Diana León Montero
TV Director Iván Trujillo Bolio
Orchestra / Band Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM
Stage Director Eduardo Álvarez
Conductor Elisa Schmelkes

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