Concert review: Portland Symphony stirs with contemporary Mexican works
Composers as diverse as Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington and John Adams have paid homage to the music and arts of Mexico. But the many fine composers from that country have not always received the attention they deserve.
The Portland Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Eckart Preu, has taken a step toward righting that imbalance by presenting a program of works by three contemporary Mexican composers. As reviewed at the first performance of the program at Merrill Auditorium on Sunday afternoon, the results provided a rich and stirring look at music deserving wider recognition.