Friday, March 31, 2017 |8pm
While the tango reigns as one of the most popular Latin American dances, the folk rhythms of the Andes express a unique story of the region’s indigenous heritage - of love, strife, and celebration.
Award-winning Chilean composer-guitarist Javier Farias joins as guest artist and composes for Apollo the 10th commission of 20x2020, a work for string quartet and guitar inspired by Chilean, Peruvian, Bolivian, and Argentinean folk rhythms. Program also features a celebrated contemporary work by Houston Symphony’s composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank.
University of Houston professor Dr. Howard Pollack presents a pre-concert lecture.
-Javier Farias: Andean Suite, for guitar and string quartet
20x2020 No. 10 WORLD PREMIERE
-Gabriela Lena Frank: Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout (2001)
-Ginastera: String Quartet No. 1
-Piazzolla: Tango Ballet
Learn more about this program and Apollo on Comcast Newsmakers interview below!
Match at Midtown
Midtown Arts and Theater Houston
3400 Main St