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

18th July 2024

SOLOISTS
John Shaw;
PERFORMERS
Eastern Festival Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Jose-Luis Novo
LOCATION
Dana Auditorium at Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, United States of America

18th July 2024

SOLOISTS
Ballet Folclórico de México de Amália Hernández
PERFORMERS
Los Angeles Philharmonic
CONDUCTOR
Carlos Miguel Prieto
LOCATION
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America

19th July 2024

SOLOISTS
John Shaw;
PERFORMERS
Eastern Festival Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Jose-Luis Novo
LOCATION
Dana Auditorium at Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, United States of America

5th August 2024

PERFORMERS
Tanglewood Music Center
CONDUCTOR
Ross Collins
LOCATION
Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox, MA, United States of America

2nd February 2025

PERFORMERS
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Dr. J. Arturo Gonzales
LOCATION
Green Center Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States of America

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