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 February 2023

PERFORMERS
CASMEC All-State High School Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Gisele Ben-Dor
LOCATION
Saroyan Theater, Fresno , CA, United States of America

22nd February 2023

SOLOISTS
Alejandra Martinez
PERFORMERS
University Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Soo Han
LOCATION
Musical Arts Center Indiana University, Bloomington , IN, United States of America

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