Thursday 27 August 2020

Alondra de la Parra's The Impossible Orchestra raises money for vulnerable women & children in Mexico

Conductor Alondra de la Parra has wanted to create a project to raise money to her vulnerable women and children in her native Mexico.  The idea is to send a message of support and hope to those whose position has been exacerbated by the present crisis. And so The Impossible Orchestra was born.

Working with choreographer Christopher Weeldon, dancer Elisa Carrillo Cabrera and distinguished musicians from 14 countries, she has created a video of her arrangement of Márquez’s Danzón No. 2. Musicians performing include violinist Maxim Vengerov, cellist Jan Vogler, flautist Emmanuel Pahud, including Alondra de la Parra on piano, tenor Rolando Villazón the claves,  and many more. See the website for full listing.

The video will raise money for two Mexican foundations working to combat violence directed at women and children: Fondo Semillas and Save The Children Mexico, and the soundtrack is available from Alpha Records.

 Further  information and donate links from the project website.

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