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Reviving the Carlos Chávez Orquesta Mexicana

  • Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th St NW Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

Reviving the Carlos Chávez Orquesta Mexicana

August 16, 2:00pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to present the Orquesta Mexicana in collaboration with the Bard Music Festival, Instrumenta Oaxaca and Fundación Alfredo Harp Helú.

The Pasatono Orquesta, masters of traditional music with more than 17 years of experience, will be performing as the new Orquesta Mexicana. Paying homage to composer Carlos Chávez's original 1933 Orquesta Mexicana, the group will be playing arrangements of traditional pieces by Carlos Chávez (1899-1978) and others from the concert series played by the original Orquesta at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1940. The concert will feature traditional instruments such as the chirimía, harp, teponaxtles, huéhuetl, and marimba, among others.

Don't miss the opportunity to see this once in a lifetime performance!

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