3 Dec 2018

Jimmy LÓPEZ: Fiesta!

From Music Alive, 7:40 pm on 3 December 2018

With a subtitle "Four Pop Dances for Orchestra", this is a high-energy romp for orchestra.

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Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Auckland Town Hall, 29 June 2018.

Jimmy López

Jimmy López Photo: Heikki Tuuli, Jimmy López CC3.0

Fiesta! was commissioned by Miguel Harth-Bedoya in 2007 for the centenary of the Lima Philharmonic Society.

It’s now Lopez’s most widely-performed orchestral piece.

Its subtitle, “Four Pop Dances for Orchestra”, indicates the varied influences from which the composer draws his inspiration, including western art music, Latin-American and Afro-Peruvian music, and mainstream pop.

The four sections of the piece are:

Trance 1
Trance 2


Recorded: Auckland Town Hall, 29 June 2018
Producer: Tim Dodd
Engineer: Adrian Hollay