October 29, 2019
Cantata Sueños, the featured work on Sunday’s Concert (Nov 3, 3 pm) in Plymouth Sanctuary, is a new work by revered Mexican composer Arturo Márquez (b 1950). Each of the four movements centers around a vision or dream by leaders who perceived the possibility of a better world and sought to bring others to share their vision. These leaders include Chief Seattle, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mexican poet/composer Guillermo Velázquez, who is considered to be “the greatest living troubadour of a region in Mexico.”
Singers and instrumentalists have come together from around the greater Seattle area to present the West Coast premiere of this exciting new work. Many of the singers come from the Singin’ in the Rain Community Choir, directed by Sari Breznau, and the core of the orchestra is the Ballard Civic Orchestra, conducted by Paula Nava Madrigal, who will also conduct Cantata Sueños. Featured soloists will be Sari Breznau, Soprano, and Carlos Monzón, Baritone.
This is the third year we have hosted the Dia de Los Muertos Concert at Plymouth and this will again be a benefit concert for one of our partnering non-profits, Casa Latina. The concert itself is free, but an opportunity to provide financial gifts for Casa Latina sill be provided. You are invited to come and experience this powerful music and stand in solidarity with brothers and sisters in the Latina community.