10 September 2018

A massive response from the local audience was evoked by “Symphonic Orogenesis”, the multidisciplinary show with songs, dance, and music of Latin American roots, produced by the University of Concepción Cultural Corporation in its Chilean Music Program, and performed last Thursday and Friday at the UdeC Theater.

The audience enjoyed the performance by the Concepción Symphony and UdeC Choir with the Concepción 14 music group and the Colectivo Incorpórea dance company, who displayed a high artistic level in this symphonic journey into “Orogenesis”, the second disc recorded by Concepción 14, a music fusion group led by Pablo Lara.

It was a journey through Latin American music rooted in our region, and the sounds of Concepción city downtown. On this occasion, the music arrangements were made by the group itself with Edgardo “Yayo” Durán, Pedro Millar, and Rodrigo “Peje” Durán, who is also a cellist in the Symphony Orchestra.

The program included “Orogenesis”, “La Perú”, “Consuelo Araucano”, “Playa Negra”, “Todo en Cocholgüe”, “Danza del Agua”, “Dibujos Ausentes”, “Huay Not”, “La Brisa del Atardecer”, “Contumacia en Barros”, “Cincofonía” and “Impresión de los Andes”, as well as arrangements of Víctor Jara’s “Manifiesto”, and Violeta Parra’s “La Sentencia”.

During the performance by the Concepción Symphony Orchestra, UdeC Choir (director: Carlos Traverso), Concepción 14, and Colectivo Incorpórea (director: Lisette Navarrete), visual creations by Belén Droguett were screened, accompanied with texts created and read by Carmen Veloso, and graphics by Rodrigo Melgarejo. Music direction was in the hands of Resident Conductor Pablo Carrasco.

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