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Joaquín Orellana Mejía: Sinfonía desde el Tercer Mundo (Symphony from the Third World)


DOCUMENTA 14

Co-production:
documenta 14
Athens State Orchestra
Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall

Maestro Joaquín Orellana (b. 1937), one of Latin America’s foremost composers, interprets the recent history and soundscape of Guatemala within a larger imagination, influenced by colonialism, civil war, economic deprivation, as well as cultural exchange and innovation –all expressed by the notion of the Third World. The performance is the world premiere of the symphony.

- Joaquín Orellana Mejía: Sinfonía desde el Tercer Mundo (world premiere)


Athens State Orchestra
Athens Municipal Choir
Choir of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation - ERT
Children’s Choir of the Athens Conservatoire “Little Musicians”
(Director: Christina Michalaki,
under the artistic direction of Kalliope Germanou)
Percussion Orchestra «Útiles Sonoros» (Director: Dimitris Desyllas)
Traditional marimba ensemble (7 players) from Guatemala

Conductor: Maestro Julio César Santos Campos