Jul 29, 2020
Opus 59 - "Manscaped"
Play • 1 hr 35 min
Juan Pablo Contreras is a composer who unapologetically celebrates the sounds of Mexico in his music, and with the help of New Music USA, he'll be doing even more of it, with a commission from the Las Vegas Philharmonic. He talks with Garrett about writing with a Mexican sound, and how orchestras can do more to engage America's Spanish-speaking communities. Scott unpacks some of his latest feelings about growing older, and Garrett draws on a quote by Nicki Minaj to remind people to respect the work (and time) of Black creators. Playlist: It It - "Jath" John Williams - The Imperial March DaBaby - "Rock Star" (arr. Ezinma) Valerie Coleman - 7 O'clock Shout Florence Price - Child Asleep, Down a Southern Lane Kyle Gann - Going to Bed (Homage to Philip Glass) William Grant Still - Summerland Jose Pablo Moncayo - Huapango Arturo Marquez - Danzon No. 2 Juan Pablo Contreras - Mariachitlan, Silencio en Juarez More: Demarre McGill: Jeri Lynn Johnson/Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra: Katie Brown: Boulanger Initiative: Youth Orchestra Los Angeles: Lara Downes: New Music USA: Juan Pablo Contreras: "Commentary: In the Time of COVID-19, a Plea for Classical Music": Robert Komaniecki tweet:
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