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Alondra de la Parra

  • Conductor


Alondra de la Parra reviews

San Francisco Symphony Celebrates Mexico's Bicentennial
July 2010

"On the list of occupations to which little girls aspire, it´s safe to guess that "orchestra conductor" doesn´t rate nearly as highly as "fairy princess" . . . but nonconformity never inhibited the career of Alondra de la Parra. This 29-year-old dynamo already holds the distinction of being the first Mexican woman to conduct in New York City, which must have been very exciting for Gothamites. . . . Take note, fairy princesses in training: When de la Parra waves her wand, real magic happens."

Mexico at 200: The Birth of Nationalism
May 2010

"For the first show of Mexico at 200, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas conductor and New York native, Alondra de la Parra examines Mexican music from the late 1700s through early 1900s, and traces how Euro-centric Mexican composers began to exoticize their sound through local new-world character."