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Visions of Hope - May 2, 3 & 4

Event Details

Classical Series

2019 - 2020

About the Concert

Enrico Chapela Barba’s brand new commissioned work melds the exuberant vitality of the Golden Age of Mexican Mariachi music with the polished precision of a classical symphony orchestra. Written in memory of the innovative Bracero Immigration Program from 1942-1964, this world premiere is an exhilarating union of two vibrant musical traditions as a celebration of our shared humanity. Ottorino Respighi’s glittering tone poems, The Pines of Rome and The Fountains of Rome, cap our season finale with a cascade of sensual splendor in vignettes of the Eternal City.

"Headed by trumpeter Jeff Nevin, the exuberantly accomplished group of instrumentalists and singers [in Mariachi Champaña Nevín] brimmed with spirit and skill."
– San Diego Union-Tribune


Concert Conversations with Francesco Lecce-Chong

Concert Conversations are general seating and free to Classical Series concert ticket holders. Approximately 30 minutes in Weill Hall.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Monday, May 4, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Listen to this Concert's Music on Spotify

Music selections handpicked by Francesco!


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KRCB Radio Broadcast of this concert - May 31, 2020 @ 3:30 PM
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We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong underwritten by Norma Person, In memory of Evert Person
Commissioned Work for Mariachi and Orchestra (World Premiere) underwritten by The Clarence E Heller Charitable Foundation  
Composer Enrico Chapela Barba underwritten by Pam & Tim Chanter
Discovery Open Rehearsal Series sponsored by The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
Pre-Concert Talks Sponsored by Jamei Haswell and Richard Grundy
Video underwritten by Chuck & Ellen Wear


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