Knowles to let go of role as conductor
“It’s a great piece of music and very difficult to play. I’m even a part of it in a strange way,” Knowles said of the concert.
It is the first time the orchestra will play a concert of exclusively Latin-American music. The major work of the program will be the cinematic suite “The Night of the Mayas” by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. The concert opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.
The music originally was written for a 1939 Mexican movie, shot on location, about a white hunter who stumbles across a tribe of people in the Yucatan who are living exactly in the manner of their Mayan ancestors. He falls in love with a native girl, but the story turns tragic when the two are accused of witchcraft (causing drought and the subsequent crop failure), and she is sacrificed.