Symphonicity’s Latin American-themed program, from Gershwin to Ponce and Ginastera

Posted on: October 5, 2018

On October 7, the Virginia Beach-based orchestra Symphonicity will perform music written or inspired by Latin American composers to mark National Hispanic Heritage Month. Music Director Daniel Boothe will conduct the “Destination: Latin America” concert at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, with music to include Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Michael Daugherty’s timpani concerto “Raise the Roof,” Henry Cowell’s Fanfare for the Latin-American Allies, Mexican composer Manuel María Ponce’s Poema Elegíaco, and Alberto Ginastera’s Estancia Suite. Before the concert, Artists Gallery of Virginia Beach, the Rhythm Project of the Virginia Arts Festival, and the Peruvian Cultural Center will “immerse” lobby visitors into the cultural of the region. Other concerts by the orchestra this season will focus on Austria, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Virginia, and will also include immersive pre-concert activities.

Posted October 5, 2018