UG Symphony Orchestra Performance

About this perfomance:

The Symphony Orchestra of the University of Guanajuato (OSUG) occupies a privileged place in the musical panorama of Mexico as one of the most prestigious orchestral ensembles in the country and with a solid international projection.

In June 2015 Roberto Beltrán-Zavala was appointed Principal Conductor of the OSUG. With a solid international career and a busy concert schedule, Maestro Beltrán-Zavala has been a guest in several of the most prestigious orchestras in Europe and his work has been unanimously acclaimed by the European specialized press.

The University of Guanajuato professional Symphonic Orchestra will present a performance for our WLC18 guests, available from November 9th 18:00 hrs (GMT-6), on the event’s platform.

“Huapango de Moncayo”

The word huapango is a derivation of fandango, a style of musical composition. It comes from the Náhuatl term ‘cuauhpanco’, which means “where the wood is placed”, that is, the dance floor. It is originally from Veracruz, and other varieties arise from it, such as the son huasteco, traditional in cities like San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Tamaulipas, Puebla, and Querétaro, where the Huasteco civilization habits.

El Huapango de José Pablo Moncayo combines perfectly the traditional sounds of a ‘jarocho’ (Veracruzian) or ‘huasteco huapango’ in a symphony orchestra: The harp, the guitar, the violin, the requinto, and jarana (both of them a type of a smaller guitar) which are simulated with strummed violins. The trombone and the trumpet constantly “compete” for the leading role in this masterpiece inspired by melodies and rhythms of different songs such as El Siquisirí, El Balajú, and El Gavilancito.

The musical composition has different rhythms in each of its “movements” (each of the four parts in which the symphony is composed).