„There’s no doubt that with Alondra de la Parra, classical music has arrived

into the XXI Century“

 (Le Monde)

Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances and her commitment to Latin American composers. She has conducted over 100 of the world’s most prestigious orchestras including Orchestre de Paris, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Bamberg Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

From January 2017 until November 2019, she was Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, making her the first ever Music Director of an Australian orchestra. She is an official Cultural Ambassador of Mexico, where she saw platinum-level sales of her first album “Mi Alma Mexicana” and, in March 2017, was named international brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz. Since July 2017, Deutsche Welle broadcasts ‘Musica Maestra’, a new classical format featuring Alondra de la Parra as both protagonist and reporter in a series of several web videos and television shows.

In the 2019/20 season, she celebrates debuts with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra at Musikverein, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg with Rolando Villazón, Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Staatskapelle Dresden for the 2019 Christmas Concert at Semperoper, broadcast by the German TV channel ZDF.

She conducts Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet with Queensland Ballet in Brisbane, a concert at Komische Oper Berlin with cellist Jan Vogler and returns to the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, which she has been working closely with for several years.

Alondra de la Parra also returns to Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, to Staatsoper Berlin for the resumption of Yuval Sharon’s production of Mozart’s Zauberflöte and to Royal Opera House in June 2020.

Engagements of the last seasons include her subscription debut with the NHK Symphony, her debut at Beethovenfest Bonn, her celebrated return to Orchestre de Paris which was broadcasted live by German-French TV channel Arte, appearances with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and a live orchestral performance of the film West Side Storyat Mexico’s Auditorio Nacional as well as the world premiere of the new production T.H.A.M.O.S at Mozartwoche Salzburg, together with Camerata Salzburg and the theatre collective La Fura dels Baus around Carlus Padrissa, and her debut at the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence.


Alondra de la Parra is represented worldwide by Tanja Dorn at Dorn Music.

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September 2019

Website: www.alondradelaparra.com

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Title: Strawinsky; Works for piano and orchestra
Composer: I. Strawinsky
Other Artists: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Alexej Gorlatch – piano
Released: 2015
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Mi Alma Mexicana / My Mexican Soul
Composer: Various
Other Artists: Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas
Released: 2010
Label: Sony Classical

Title: Travieso Carmesí
Composer: Various
Other Artists: Denise G.M. Lo blondo, Ely Guerra, Natalia LaFourcade
Released: 2011
Label: Stereo

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ALONDRA DE LA PARRA Orchestral Conductor and Producer
GABRIELA MUÑOZ Clown
EUGENIO CABALLERO Art Direction

DESCRIPTION
After spending many years in silence and loneliness, one she-Clown wakes up from an eternal dream by the transcendental call of music. She is guided by an oboe-bird, fascinated by the woodwind’s sound.
Her reverie starts to be overshadowed when she finds that she is trapped in a large cage from which birds can escape, leaving her alone again. From this awakening on, the Clown embarks in a journey and meets several characters in the various universes she travels through accompanied by music.
Her actions take her to an unbridled abuse of power and control, turning her dream into a nightmare.
Suffocating the musicians and characters on her way, she drives her music to a burst, with a strong rejection to her passage through that universe, and discovers her true awakening.

SYNOPSIS
“The Silence of Sound” is the story of a she-Clown whose life is transformed when she discovers the beauty of music. However, she soon finds out that this wonderful new world has inherent dangers. Facing and overcoming these will take her to the brink of madness.

WORKS
Debussy – Children’s Corner No. 5 “The Little Shepherd”
Bartók – Concerto for Orchestra Sz.116 Mov. II
Stravinsky – The Firebird Scene 1: The Firebird’s Dance
Debussy – La Mer L.109 Mov. I “De l’aube à midi sur la mer”
Debussy – Children’s Corner No. 2 “Jimbo’s Lullaby”
Weber-Berlioz – Invitation to the Dance (Excerpt)
Massenet – Sibelius – Meditation vs. Violin Concerto
Prokofiev – Symphony No. 1 in D Major Op. 25 Mov. I
Prokofiev – Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Major Op. 100 Mov. II
Ibarra – Las Antesalas del Sueño
Brahms – Symphony No. 3 in F Major Op. 90 Mov. III

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