Alondra de la Parra on The Impossible Orchestra

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Mexican conductor talks about her charity project

Alondra de la Parra, keen to raise money to support charities in Mexico working to help women and children suffering abuse and violence during the pandemic, has created The Impossible Orchestra. With musicians from 14 different countries and recorded for video as well as audio, the orchestra is a stellar line-up of artists. Together they have recorded – for video and audio – a performance of Arturo Márquez's Danzón No 2 in de la Parra's own arrangement.

De la Parra, who plays the piano on the recording, talks to James Jolly about the project and her enthusiasm for the music of Márquez whose Danzón No 2 she has conducted more than any other piece of music.

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Photo: Óscar Turco

 

 

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