The Colorado Symphony is among the orchestras that will be marking the 2010 bicentennial of Mexican independence when it gives a free performance on July 24 at Denver’s Boettcher Concert Hall. The concert is presented in partnership with the CSO, the Mexican Consulate, the Mexican Cultural Center, the Biennial of the Americas 2010 (hosted by the city of Denver), and Target, and will showcase symphonic music by composers from the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. Guest conductor Enrique Barrios—a native of Mexico who is a former music director of the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra and former associate director of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra—will lead the Colorado Symphony in Jose Pablo Moncayo’s Huapango, Silvestre Revueltas’s Sensemayá, Alberto Ginastera Estancia, and Aaron Copland’s El Salón Mexico. More information on Denver’s Biennial of the Americas 2010 is available at the Biennial website.

Posted July 23, 2010