The Magic of Mexico

Special Concert with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Consulate of Mexico in Dallas

Presented by Interceramic and El Rancho Supermercado

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7:30 PM

FREE

Dallas, TX (July 16, 2018) – The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with the General Consulate of Mexico in Dallas, announces a special, free concert on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. To celebrate the General Consulate’s centennial anniversary in Dallas, the DSO will present The Magic of Mexico, a program that celebrates the beautiful diversity, warmth and cultural richness of Mexico – both in music and imagery. Fittingly, this free concert is scheduled for September 13, in advance of Mexico’s Independence Day on September 16 and is presented by Interceramic and El Rancho Supermercado with additional support provided by Avocados From Mexico.

Tickets to The Magic of Mexico are free, but they must be reserved online at www.mydso.com or by calling DSO Guest Services at 214.TIX.4DSO starting July 16, 2018.

“This year, we commemorate our 100th anniversary providing services, building bridges and prosperity with the North Texas society. The best way to celebrate is partnering with the DSO! Join us for the amazing concert ‘The Magic of Mexico’ – let us celebrate Mexico and Texas friendship,” said Francisco de la Torre Galindo, Consul General of Mexico in Dallas.

The DSO will premiere Westwater Arts’s Mágico and Pre-Columbia: seamless, elegant "visual concertos" that choreograph imagery to inspiring works of classical music performed live by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. This performance will feature music by Mexican composers Silvestre Revueltas, Arturo Márquez and Carlos Chávez, and more than 100 photographs of Mexico projected onto a large film screen positioned above the orchestra.

Pre-Columbia will set the stage with a glimpse into ancient Mexico, where sophisticated civilizations thrived for thousands of years, leaving impressive symbols of their legacy across the land and influencing the history and cultural identity of Mexico today.

Mágico will invite the audience to experience a modern Mexico that few people get to see: 18,000-foot snowcapped volcanoes, 16th century colonial towns, and of course, colorful festivals like Día de los Muertos, Semana Santa and the gathering of millions of monarch butterflies atop central Mexico’s mountains.

“It is a joy to partner with the General Consulate of Mexico in Dallas as they celebrate this monumental anniversary,” said Kim Noltemy, President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony. “This event will bring so many of us in North Texas together to enjoy and learn more about the rich cultural heritage of Mexico through art and music.”

“Interceramic is pleased to be a presenting partner of The Magic of Mexico,” said Victor Almeida, Chairman & CEO. “The event reflects our commitment to supporting Mexican heritage and culture, and this concert provides the perfect opportunity to gather as a community.

All images are ©2018 Westwater Arts LLC. All rights reserved.


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About The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO)

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents the finest in orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, regarded as one of the world's premier concert halls. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 211,000 adults and children through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives. The DSO’s involvement with the City of Dallas and the surrounding region includes an award-winning multi-faceted educational program, community projects, popular parks concerts and youth programming. The DSO has a tradition dating back to 1900, and it is a cornerstone of the unique, 68 acre Arts District in downtown Dallas that is home to multiple performing arts venues, museums and parks; the largest district of its kind in the nation. The DSO is supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas.

Media Contacts:
Denise McGovern, d.mcgovern@dalsym.com, 214.871.4024
Chelsey Norris, c.norris@dalsym.com, 214.871.4063

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