Two music projects are bringing Mexico and Germany together. Deutsche Welle commissioned a composition for Bonn’s Beethoven Fest, and the opening concert of Mexico’s Year of Germany.
Having conducted around 70 orchestras in Europe, the US, Japan and Brazil by age 36, de la Parra is an internationally known performer.
As a sought-after guest conductor and head of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, Australia, the Mexican-American maestra Alondra de la Parra knows that music is about communication - on every level.
At the Beethovenfest's Campus Concert, the National Youth Orchestra of Germany plays music from Mexico - including a work commissioned by DW. It's a German-Mexican performance full of surprises.
At the Beethovenfest's Campus Concert, the Mexican conductor leads the National Youth Orchestra of Germany. As she told DW, the event is also an exciting repeat encounter with a friend and colleague of her youth.
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