15 September 2009

Young Rockstars of the Conducting World

One of the only young females to make waves in the conducting world, de la Parra – born in Mexico (and now the Cultural Ambassador for Mexican Tourism) – is only 28 and already a major name. She is the artistic director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (which she helped found), and has conducted the New World Symphony, Houston, and San Antonio Orchestras, and has worked with Geoffrey Rush, Joshua Bell, and the same Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela that bred Dudamel’s talent. De la Parra also has the awesome distinction of being the first Mexican woman to conduct a concert in New York City.

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Moncayo: Huapango // Alondra de la Parra - Mi alma Mexicana
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  1. Moncayo: Huapango // Alondra de la Parra - Mi alma Mexicana
  2. Campa: Melodía For Violin And Orchestra, Op. 1 // Alondra de la Parra - Mi alma Mexicana
  3. Castro: Intermezzo De Atzimba // Alondra de la Parra - Mi alma Mexicana
  4. Huizar: Imágenes // Alondra de la Parra - Mi alma Mexicana
  5. Ponce: Concierto Del Sur For Guitar And Orchestra – I. Allegretto // Alondra de la Parra - Mi alma Mexicana
  6. Ponce: Concierto Del Sur For Guitar And Orchestra – II. Andante // Alondra de la Parra - Mi alma Mexicana
  7. Ponce: Concierto Del Sur For Guitar And Orchestra – III. Allegro Moderato E Festivo // Alondra de la Parra - Mi alma Mexicana
  8. Rosas: Sobre Las Olas // Alondra de la Parra - Mi alma Mexicana
  9. Márquez: Danzón No. 2 // Alondra de la Parra - Mi alma Mexicana
  10. Revueltas: Sensemayá // Alondra de la Parra - Mi alma Mexicana