Selections from The Intangible Heritage:
Symphonic Music From the Mariachi Tradition

Monday, April 24 at 7:00 PM —Tempe High School Auditorium


Musical Program

  • Alberto Ginastera, Estancia Suite
  • José Pablo Moncayo, Hupango
  • Louis Gottschalk, Symphony No. 1 “Night in the Tropics”/ Montivedeo

With the Mariachis de Tempeand Tempe Police Department Mariachi Ensembles

The Mariachis de Tempe from Tempe High and members of the Tempe Police Department mariachi ensemble come together to celebrate the joys of Mariachi music.

The MusicaNova Orchestra ends its 2016-17 concert season with great music celebrating the mariachi tradition, dating from the instruments the first European invaders of Central and South America brought with them, which were quickly adapted into the distinctive music or the indigenous cultures.  Argentine composer Alberto GInastera based many of his works on folkloric themes.  His piece Estancia (Ranch) is a ballet in one act with colorful orchestration and bold harmonies celebrating the life of the Argentine gaucho on the pampas.  Hupango by José Pablo Moncayo is Mexico’s unofficial second national anthem,” based on a dance called hupango discovered during trip to the villages of Veracruz where he collected folk music melodies.  Louisiana-born Louis Moreau Gottschalk was famed in the 19th Century as the first “pan-American” artist to gain fame in Europe.  A frequent traveler throughout the Americas, his first symphony, Night in the Tropics, was composed in the mountains of the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.

MusicaNova Orchestra Community concerts are supported by grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, and the City of Tempe Arts for Youth

Arizona Commission on the Arts Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture City of Tempe Arts Grants