Michelle Areyzaga: Soprano
Jesse Donner: Tenor
Ben Bogart: Bandoneon
Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus: Dr. Nancy Menk, Director
Celebrate the heritage of Frida Kahlo through the rhythm and sounds of Mexico, in anticipation of the major exhibit of her works to be held right here at the MAC in June 2020. Let the beautiful melodies and percussive rhythms of Mexican-born composers transport you, from Manuel de Zumaya’s baroque style in Como Aungue Culpa to the legendary Granada, by Agustin Lara. The traditional danzón, a salon dance for couples, comes alive through Mexican Contemporary artist Arturo Marquez’s Danzon, while intricate rhythmic patterns break loose in Silvestre Revueltas Sánchez’s stunning Noche de Encantamiento. Concluding our musical journey into the Latin American sounds and stylings of Frida Kahlo’s world, film composer Luis Bacalov’s Misa Tango sets the traditional mass to the dance rhythms of the tango. This work features soprano and tenor vocalists, 100-voice chorus, as well as the bandoneon accordion known for driving the sultry sound of the tango.