National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico to perform Jan. 23

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Indian River Symphonic Association is pleased to welcome The National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico to Vero Beach for its first appearance here.

In 1971, Maestro Enrique Batiz, its current Music Director and Chief Conductor, founded the National Symphony Orchestra in partnership with the State Government of Mexico. Based in Toluca, the Orchestra “aims to promote music as a means of union and identification among Mexicans,” in fulfilling its primary mission to bring its musical messages to all corners of the Republic.

The program will begin by featuring Enrique Granados’ Three Spanish Dances, and Manuel Ponce’s Violin Concerto, with Dalia Kuznecovaite, as soloist. The Orchestra will also perform Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90, which some commentators have called “Brahms’ ‘Eroica.’”

Like Beethoven before him, Brahms provided a strong voice, dramatic content and perfection of structure to this symphony. In its writing, Brahms was moved by a desire to be linked to the tradition of the symphony as set by Beethoven.

The National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico first toured the United States in 1975 and has performed in 48 US cities since then, achieving great success with audiences and critics.

The Orchestra’s international appearances include tours in Germany, including the prestigious European Festival of Schleswig-Holstein; and in Spain, Poland, France and the People’s Republic of China.

For tickets to all 2015 Season concerts, please call Indian River Symphonic Association at (772) 778-1070 or visit www.IRSymphonic.org.

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