Oakland East Bay Symphony and Music Director Michael Morgan continue their popular and insightful annual “Notes from . . .” series this season with “Notes from Mexico,” featuring composer/performer Diana Gameros, pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner and Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland.
Notes from Mexico will feature Carlos Chavez’ Piano Concerto, Jose Pablo Moncayo’s Huapango, Silvestre Revueltas’ Sensemaya and Diana Gameros performing her own work En Juarez plus Rubén Fuentes’ Hay Unos Ojos and a medley of traditional Mexican folksongs arranged by Ms. Gameros including Felipe Valdéz Leal’s Mi Ranchito, José López Alvarez’ Canción Mixteca and Agustin Lara’s Farolito. Minna Choi, director of the Magik*Magik Orchestra orchestrated all the pieces on Ms. Gamero’s set.
The Symphony’s “Notes from . . .” series has become a popular mainstay of the Bay Area music scene and annually explores symphonic music both new and traditional from cultures that may be less well known to audiences.
This concert is sponsored by Mueller Nicholls Builders and The Grubb Co. Realtors.
Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner’s performance is supported by a grant from The Ross McKee Foundation. Tickets are $20-$70 and a pre-concert talk will be given at 7 p.m. and is free to ticket-holders.
For tickets and information, visit www.oebs.org.