With the program “The Great Serenades for Strings by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky” the Gordon Campbell 2018 Season offered an exceptional Sunday afternoon at the Angela Peralta Theater.
The devout public of foreigners and Mexicans that maestro Gordon Campbell has created in the port with the unconditional support of the Instituto de Cultura de Mazatlan witnessed the strong identity that the Camerata Campbell has created over the years under the leadership of the American director.
First the “Serenade for Strings in E major Op. 22” by Antonin Dvorak opened the presentation. In his five movements, the Czechoslovakian composer captured a series of passages that showed the complexity of his talent: ethereal atmospheres drawn to the rhythm of Waltz; moments full of elegance; exaltation, drama and parsimony, and even a flash of rapture at the end of the piece, made the audience burst into thunderous applause and shouts of bravo!, recognizing the passion of the musicians of the Camerata Campbell.
Upon returning from intermission, and with great intelligence and sensitivity, Maestro Campbell presented the members of his Camerata: men and women from Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Spain, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the United States and Mexico who have found in this grouping, a place to perform.
After this presentation violins, violas, cellos and double bass tackled the “Serenade forSstrings in C major No. 48” by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, a piece that according to maestro Campbell is the “test of fire” for string music and in its four movements painted the high emotion that the Russian composer overturnedwith his works.
A work full of nuances, a portentous beginning, a development that is torn between a happy waltz and a dramatic and intense elegy and a dizzying Russian theme as a close, let us see the passion, intelligence, rigor and sensitivity that the musicians of the Camerata Campbell have converted into a kind of identity for the grouping.
The audience, deeply moved, returned to vibrate in a loud and prolonged applause that made moved the musicians who were grateful to be in Mazatlan with an audience that knows how to recognize their love of music.
Next Sunday, the program “The National Champion Rondalla”, the most important group in its genre in all of Mexico, will close the Gordon Campbell Season 2018 with its presentation at the Angela Peralta Theater at 12 noon. Tickets are $300 pesos and are available at the Angela Peralta Theater box office from 9 am to 3 pm and from 5 to 7 pm. Further information: 982 4446 x103.