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 April 29 at 4:00 p.m.
As the next concert celebration of Santa Cecilia Orchestra’s 19th season, conductor Sonia Marie De León de Vega will lead SCO’s 80-piece symphony orchestra that will feature the world premiere of Yalil Guerra’s Old Havana.
This sizzling concert’s bold color and atmosphere infused music will ignite passions in an orchestral performance that is sure to exhilarate and delight the audience, revealing the soul of Latin music, thrilling Latin rhythms and rich, exciting orchestration.
The concert performance will also feature Conga del Fuego Nuevo from Arturo Márquez and his the Los Angeles premiere of Leyenda de Miliano; Astor Piazzolla’s Tangazo, Alberto Ginastera’s Dances from Estancia, Carlos Chávez’ Chapultepec.
SCO continues to fulfill its mission by sharing the beauty and inspiration of classical music with Southern California audiences, giving special focus to Latino communities.
There will be one performance only of this program. Tickets priced at $26, $20 and $7 (youth, 17 and under) are available by calling the orchestra office at (323) 259-3011 or by visiting www.scorchestra.org/201011orderform.html#latinosclasicos.
Sonia Marie De Léon de Vega, Conductor
Recognized as a noted symphony conductor, De Léon de Vega has achieved distinction as a creative and consummate musician, as a woman in a groundbreaking career role and as a leading influence in the growing U.S. Latino culture.
About Santa Cecilia Orchestra
Under the leadership of Maestra Sonia Marie De Léon de Vega, Santa Cecilia Orchestra pays tribute to its extraordinary history on its 19th anniversary as the only orchestra in the nation with a specific mission to take classical music to the Latino community. Media and speaking inquiries, please contact Lucía Matthews of DIÁLOGO at [email protected] or for news, photos and biographies for conductor and soloists, visit www.scorchestra.org/PressRoom.htm.