January 27, 2017

As the closing event of the UdeC Summer School 2017, the university’s Cultural Corporation and Directorate of Cultural Outreach invite you to rediscover a genre that was born in our continent and has enjoyed continuing popularity across generations.

It’s “Unforgettable Boleros”, a free concert to be held on Friday, January 27, at 21:30 in the UdeC Forum, bringing together Concepción Symphony Orchestra and the Chilean ensemble “La Flor del Recuerdo” [“A Flower to Remember”], who will take us into a journey through favorite songs that have become icons of this genre that was born in Cuba in the 19th century and has gained popularity since the 1930s in the whole continent.

La Flor del Recuerdo is a Chilean quintet including Pablo Moraga (1st voice and maracas), Cristóbal González (2th voice and requinto guitar); Ricardo Aguilera (3rd voice and guitar), Eduardo Rubio (double-bass), and Cristian Gutiérrez (percussion). Founded in 2012 and influenced by ensembles like Los Panchos, Los Tres Ases and Los Tres Caballeros, this group cultivates the bolero in an acoustic format, displaying a painstaking attention to the arrangements, peformance and voices, which evoke the good ol’ days.

This symphony concert will be conducted by Chilean maestro Pablo Carrasco, and will include such well-known songs as Sin ti, Contigo, Historia de un amor, La gloria eres tú, Se te olvida, Sabrá Dios, La hiedra, Cómo fue, Para que no me olvides, Vanidad, La barca, No me platiques más, Bésame mucho, Noche no te vayas, La puerta and Capullito de alelí, plus some surprises.