The OFJ will give concerts within the framework of the 44th International Forum of New Music “Manuel Enríquez”

After the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) began on October 6 and 9 to its third and final season of the year, for its performances this week the group will present a special program as part of the ‘Manuel Enríquez’ International New Music Forum, which in this edition number 44 will be held in several entities of the republic, including Jalisco, as well as in Mexico City.

In this way, as part of a series of agreements established by authorities of the Jalisco Ministry of Culture (SC) and the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL), organizer of the 44th International Forum of New Music ‘Manuel Enríquez’, the OFJ will toast this Thursday 13 and Sunday, October 16, a gala by José Areán, guest conductor, and percussionist Ricardo Gallardo, on the vibraphone. The International New Music Forum will take place from the 13th to the 30th of this month and, for Jalisco, it is of great importance to have a presence in it through the OFJ, since the meeting bears the name of the Jalisco composer and violinist (originally from Ocotlán): Manuel Enríquez.

This second program of the third season will include, to open, the continental premiere (awarded at the Toru Takemitsu 2022 Composition Contest) of the work ‘Inflamado de una álgida lejanía’, by composer Omar Hernández Lazo. Secondly, it is worth highlighting the participation of Ricardo Gallardo, percussionist and artistic director of the Tambuco group, who accompanied the OFJ on its tour of Europe (2017). Master Gallardo is one of the most renowned musicians on the contemporary international scene; he has received numerous distinctions, such as the Gold Mozart Medal for excellence and the Japan Foundation Award, Japan’s highest award to an artist. His recording activity has earned him 5 Grammy nominations and, on this occasion accompanied by the OFJ, he will perform the premiere in Jalisco of Héctor Infanzón’s ‘Concerto for vibraphone’.

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In addition, the group will continue with ‘Epitaphium’, by Arturo Martínez Zanabria, Mexican composer and guitarist, winner of eight national awards, including RAÍCES, in 2019. To end with the symphonic dances of ‘West side story’, by Leonard Bernstein, who managed to unite classical and popular music, and for this he did not hesitate to resort to The Beatles or Elvis Presley. He gained worldwide fame conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, but it was undoubtedly the composition of the Broadway musical that gave him international fame and has been performed for six decades uninterruptedly on stages around the world. Tickets for this presentation will be available in the Ticketmaster system and at the Teatro Degollado box office, with prices from 100 to 250 pesos. And with a discount for students, teachers, people with some type of disability and the elderly (valid only at the Theater box office).


Violinist, teacher and promoter of contemporary music born in Ocotlán, Jalder; he left a legacy that encompasses around 150 scores in all genres: symphonic, chamber, vocal and choral, electroacoustic music and music for film, theater and ballet. With his death in 1994, the end of the stage of musical nationalism in Mexico is considered.



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