Classical performances from South America – Part 3 of 4 – Rodolfo Barráez

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Classical performances from South America

Part 3 of 4 – Rodolfo Barráez

This May, Stingray Classica is shining a spotlight on South American talent.

In the third part of this month-long special, we’ll be shining a light on Rodolfo Barráez.

This multi-award winning Venezuelan conductor has been the featured guest for over seven orchestras and is a respected violinist who has played for multiple orchestras in Berlin and Zürich.

A passion of his is teaching. Founder of the Falcón Conducting Workshop, he hosts masterclasses for young students globally, from Colombia and Venezuela to Greece and Mexico.

Performing the music is the multiple award-winning orchestra and choir of the Academia de Musica del Palacia de Mineria. Featured soloists include the soprano Anabel de la Mora, the tenor Andrés Carrillo, and the baritone Daniel Cerón, each highly respected in their craft.

They will be performing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, a cantata based on a collection of 24 medieval poems extracted from the manuscript of the same name. Represented by the wheel of fortune, the poems explore timeless topics: how easily wealth and popularity are won and lost; the briefness and fragility of life; the feelings of joy that accompany spring; and the pitfalls that accompany the pleasures of drinking, feasting, gambling and sex.

Join us in celebrating Mexican musical talent this Wednesday, and don’t miss our two other shows for May.

Wednesdays in May on Stingray Classica (ch 332) 19 May

Author: Jan Hendrik Harmse