Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto. Photo courtesy of Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería.

In last Thursday’s (10/12) Davis Enterprise (Davis, California), Jeff Hudson writes, “The Mondavi Center hosts several touring orchestras each season, and this season’s offerings begin with a Latin American orchestra making its first visit to Jackson Hall: Mexico City’s Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, led by conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto (a noted advocate of Latin American orchestral music), coming to town on Thursday, Oct. 19 … The program will feature … the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, plus three works by composers with Mexican roots. Opening the concert will be six-minute piece titled ‘Kauyumari’ by composer Gabriela Ortiz (b. 1964), whose music often references indigenous sounds and ancients beliefs. ‘Kauyumari’ was commissioned in 2021 for the Los Angeles Philharmonic … Next on the program is the Danzón No. 2, a widely performed nine-minute score with an infectious beat, created in the 1990s by Mexican-American composer Arturo Márquez…. The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 is the program’s 19th century European classic. The soloist will be Venezuelan-born pianist Gabriela Montero … Closing the concert will be ‘La Noche de los Mayas’ by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940)…. Leading the orchestra will be conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto (b. 1965 in Mexico City)…. He has served as music director with orchestras in the United States and Mexico, and as guest conductor with multiple orchestras.”