Sergio González sings Ponce’s Marchita el alma

Sergio González, tenor, sang Manuel Ponce’s Marchita el alma (The soul withers) as part of his first semester recital at Santa Ana College. González was accompanied by Susan Dennis, who improvised the piano score at times. The work was performed at the request of vocal instructor Eileen O’ Hern, whose students have performed a number… Read More Sergio González sings Ponce’s Marchita el alma

Works by Manuel M. Ponce to be sung at Santa Ana College this week

The Santa Ana College Music Department presents tenors Sergio González and José Eduardo Hernández this week as part of the Applied Music Student Recitals. González performs Ponce’s Marchita el alma (The Soul Withers) as part of his recital on Tuesday, May 8 at 5:00 pm, and Hernández performs Ponce’s Por ti mi corazón (For You,… Read More Works by Manuel M. Ponce to be sung at Santa Ana College this week

The Santa Cecilia Orchestra Presents Latinos Clásicos

Santa Cecilia Orchestra Presents ‘Latinos Clásicos’ Every year Santa Cecilia Orchestra takes great pride in presenting the music of Latino classical music composers. Santa Cecilia Orchestra (SCO) will once again celebrate the glory of Latin-infused classical music by hosting Latinos Clásicos, which will take place at Occidental College’s Thorne Hall in Los Angeles on Sunday… Read More The Santa Cecilia Orchestra Presents Latinos Clásicos

Arturo Márquez Returns to Santa Ana

Jesús Arturo Márquez Navarro, a UCLA Regents’ Lecturer and Fulbright Scholar, studied music at Cal Arts, the Conservatorio Nacional in Mexico City, and with Jacques Castérèrede in Paris, France. He has enjoyed worldwide praise and success for his symphonic danzones with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and the… Read More Arturo Márquez Returns to Santa Ana

Art Music of the Day: La Otra Conquista by Samuel Zyman and Jorge Reyes

This is a movement from the movie La otra conquista (The Other Conquest) produced by Álvaro Domingo, the son of tenor Plácido Domingo. The orchestral score was composed by Samuel Zyman, a Mexican composer who is a faculty member at the prestigious Julliard School at the Lincoln Center in New York City. This piece consists… Read More Art Music of the Day: La Otra Conquista by Samuel Zyman and Jorge Reyes

Art Music of the Day: Sonata para Flauta y Cembalo from La Antorcha Encendida

This was composed by Jorge Avendaño for La antorcha encendida, a dramatic series for television about Mexican Independence. The piece is set for flute and harpshichord and it is fashioned in an 18th century Baroque style, reminiscent of J.S. Bach. Works like these were quite common during the colonial period in New Spain. Many works… Read More Art Music of the Day: Sonata para Flauta y Cembalo from La Antorcha Encendida

Art Music of the Day: Vereda Tropical as Done by Alondra de la Parra & Co.

Where’s the art music? In the orchestration. Therein lies the craft, the art. Orchestration is not something your neighborhood DJ or rock band is going to provide. This is another example of the fusing of pop and art music. De la Parra, conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas in New York City, collaborates… Read More Art Music of the Day: Vereda Tropical as Done by Alondra de la Parra & Co.

Art Music of the Day: “El vuelo del águila” by Daniel Catán

This is the overture to the Mexican novela El vuelo del águila (The Flight of the Eagle), a story about turn-of-the 20th century Mexican president Porfirio Díaz. Daniel Catán (1948-2011) passed away on April 8th of this year at his home in Pasadena. His last major musical accomplishment was an opera Il postino, a work… Read More Art Music of the Day: “El vuelo del águila” by Daniel Catán