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Celebrate Mexican Independence Day With Classical KC And The Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City

The Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Mexico.

We invite you to celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Classical KC, the Consulado de México en Kansas City, and guest host Leo Prieto. We'll learn about holiday traditions, regional styles of Mexican music, and hear compositions by Blas Dimas Galindo, Silvestre Revueltas, Carlos Chávez, Pablo Garcia José Moncayo, and Arturo Márquez.

Lea esta historia en español.

Guest Host

Leo Prieto


Sones de Mariachi
by Blas Dimas Galindo
Herrera de la Fuente and Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería

La noche de los Mayas - IV. Noche de encantamiento (Tema y variaciones)
by Silvestre Revueltas
Enrique Bátiz and Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México

Sinfonía India (Symphony No. 2)
by Carlos Chávez
Leonard Bernstein and The New York Philharmonic

by Pablo Garcia José Moncayo
Herrera de la Fuente and Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería

Danzón No. 2
by Arturo Márquez
Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela

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Brooke Knoll
Leo Prieto in the Classical KC studios.

Leo Prieto is Associate Vice President of Development and Equity for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, Spanish broadcaster for the Kansas City Chiefs, and an advisor to the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City.

Our thanks to the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City for their assistance with this program. You can learn more about them here.

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Carlos Moreno
The Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, located in the Crossroads at 1617 Baltimore Ave.

Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.