A Trip To Latin America with Ensemble Recoveco & Ile-De-France National Orchestra At Philharmonie de Paris

Works inspired by the Latin continent

Salle des Concerts, Philharmonie 2, Paris

Featuring a mix of orchestral works and pieces for smaller ensembles, this diverse concert highlights some of the greatest pieces to come from the South American continent, interpreted by the Orchestre National d'Ile de France. By the middle of the concert you’ll be moving in your seat, and by the end you may well be on your feet with these rhythmic and upbeat works. The concert begins with Indian Symphony No. 2 by Carlos Chavez, followed by Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra in A minor Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns. Third we hear Tzigane, Rhapsodie by Maurice Ravel, after which Alexis Cardenas performs an improvised work on Violin. Next, Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas brasileiras No. 7 is performed, followed by Fuga con Pajarillo by Aldemaro Romero. The final two works are particularly upbeat. Las Margaritas by Chucho Valdés gets the audience moving, and by the end they are clapping along to Huapango by Jose-Pablo Moncayo. Pour yourself a margarita and listen to this entertaining array of pieces from South America.