Silvestre Revueltas

1899 - 1940

Mexican

Biography

Silvestre Revueltas was a violinist, conductor, and composer during the Mexican Revolution (1910–20) and Spanish Civil War (1936–39). He studied in Mexico (Durango and Mexico City) and the United States (Chicago, IL and Austin, TX). He was a theater-orchestra violinist in San Antonio, TX, and conducted an orchestra in Mobile, AL. He served associate conductor of the Mexico Symphony Orchestra at the invitation of Carlos Chávez and taught violin and composition at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City.

His film music, chamber music, songs, and works for orchestra combined unique tone colors and complex rhythmic structures with indigenous Mexican culture.

Performances

16th March 2024

PERFORMERS
Ensemble 900
CONDUCTOR
Francesco Bossaglia
LOCATION
Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano, Switzerland

5th May 2024

PERFORMERS
Houston Youth Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Dr. Michael Webster
LOCATION
Stude Concert Hall, Houston, TX, United States of America

17th May 2024

PERFORMERS
Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie
CONDUCTOR
Benjamin Shwartz
LOCATION
Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Koblenz, Germany

31st May 2024

PERFORMERS
UW Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Daivd Rahbee
LOCATION
UW Meany Theater, Seattle, WA, United States of America

6th June 2024

PERFORMERS
Houston Youth Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Dr. Michael Webster
LOCATION
Jones Hall, Houston, TX, United States of America

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