New Year's Eve Concert with Alondra de la Parra

New Year's Eve Concert with Alondra de la Parra

Alondra de la Parra (Foto: Leo Manzo)

New Year's Eve Concert with Alondra de la Parra

Sat 30. Dec 2023 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Sun 31. Dec 2023 19.00 Grosse Tonhalle
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Alondra de la Parra Conductor
João Barradas Akkordeon
George Gershwin «Cuban Overture»
Carlos Chávez Sinfonie Nr. 2 «Sinfonía india»
Ástor Piazzolla Werk für Akkordeon und Orchester
Pause Ástor Piazzolla «Tangazo» Variationen über Buenos Aires
Leonard Bernstein Sinfonische Tänze aus «West Side Story»
Prices CHF 170 / 135 / 110 / 85 / 40
Playlist Silvesterkonzert

The conductor Alondra de la Parra is Mexican, and she sees this as a mission. She regularly performs South American or South American-inspired music, and this New Year's Eve concert will also feature some of her favourite works. The "Sinfonía india" by Carlos Chávez, for example, is a core work of the Mexican repertoire. Bernstein was a good friend of Chávez, and his sympathy for South American rhythms cannot be ignored in the Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story". George Gershwin also liked to listen in the direction of the South – and without Astor Piazzolla, nothing is possible on such an evening anyway. There's only one thing to do: prick up your ears, sway along – and then toast to the New Year!

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