VIII International Classical Music Season Starts

Medellin’s Teatro Metropolitano is starting its 8th international classical music season today with Stravinsky and Revueltas. The music to be performed is as follows:


Lament For Twelve Double Basses
E. Tabakov

The Night of the Mayas
S. Revueltas

The Rite of Spring
I. Stravinsky
When: 6:00 pm.
Prices: $COP40.000, $COP30.000, $COP20.000 ($US 22.70, $US17.00, $US11.35) Such a deal!
Where to Purchase Tickets: Theater Ticket Box.
Presented by: Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín
Information: 232 28 58 ó 262 55 00

On 13 March there is a performance by the Boston Brass.

This is just the beginning. Take a look at this link for additional performances between now and the end of April. These include RÉQUIEM DE GABRIEL FAURÉ and REQUIEM DE G. VERDI.

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Metropolitan Theater Offerings in August

If you would like to download the Teatro Metropolitanos offering each month to get more details than I generally provide here please visit their program page. At this site you can download the current months offerings and sign up to receive email program notifications.To download the program .jpg  just click the button near the bottom of the page which says “Descarga Aquí Nuestro Programación.” This will be in Spanish. Please note that the prices are given under the subheadings: “Boleteria.”

2010 is the bicentennial year of Colombian independence and the theater is participating in the celebration with the following offering:

Bolívar: Fragmentos de un Sueño: This is based on texts by William Ospina and is directed by Omar Porras. It is described as an echo of contemporary history reflected from events in the life of Simón Bolívar. Performances are scheduled for the 13th, 14th and 15th.

On the 4th there is an homage to Jaime Llanos Gonzales a composer and performer of bambucos, pasillos and songs in other Colombian musical styles. The bambucos and pasillos are very traditional forms and include some of Colombia’s most beautiful music.This composer sang from roots here in Antioquia to all of Colombia.

On the 5th the Czech Trio will perform music by Suk, Mendelssohn and Dvorak.

On the 22ed A kids version of the Magic Flute is offered.

On the 23rd the British Carducci Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Glass and Schumann.

On the 20th, 26th and 27th the opera Lucia di Lammermor by Donizetti is on tap.

Presentations at the Lido during May 2010

I just got the schedule for May so we start near mid-month. Don’t forget these performances are presented by the City of Medellin and admission is free! The Lido is located downtown near the southeast corner of the Parque Bolivar.

13 May 2010 06:00 PM

Music: Concert by the Medellin Philharmonic Orcherstra

14 May 2010 7:00 PM

Music: Launch of the Tributo disk with Explosion Negra supported by a creativity grant from the Secretary of Cultural Citizenship

15 May 2010 7:00 PM

Dance: Folk Dance Show with Rapsodia Negra

16 May 2010 11:00 AM

Children’s Theater: “La Gata” with Corporacion Nuestra Gente

20 May 2010 7:00 PM

Theater: Galileo Galilei with Teatro Hora 25

21 May 2010 7:00 PM

Music: Opera RITA de Gaetano Donizetti with the Orquestra Sinfonia Universidad EAFIT

22 May 2010 7:00 PM

Music: “Illary 2010” Launch of a new production. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps1ZQ9PowVQ&NR=1

23 May 2010 03:00 PM

Closing concert of the Eighth Colombian Festival of Song and Enchantment.

27 May 2010 7:00 PM

Theater: “Dicha y Desdicha de la Niña Conchita” Colectivo Teatro Matacandelas.

28 May 2010 7:00 PM

Music: Concert with the Brass Quintet directed by Fernando Pabon

29 May 2010 07:00 PM

Dance: Divas-High Heels and Wigs Corporacion Artisitica y Cultural Stars Swing Creativity Grant 2009

30 May 2010 11:00 AM

Music: Concert with the Medellin Music School Network

18th Festival of The Theater in the City of Itagui

The City of Itagui, a suburb of Medellin, is presenting its 18th theater festival between 02 May and 06 May. The venues are La Montaña Que Piensa in the Vereda El Pedregal, Sector Cacique and, the Auditorio Cultural del Sur located at Carrera 50A 37-85 in Itagui.

02 May

Dicha y Desdicha de la Niña Conchita

With: Teatro Matacandelas

At: La Montaña Que Piensa

Time: 7:00 PM

03 May

Dicha y Desdicha de la Niña Conchita

With: Teatro Matacandelas

At: La Montaña Que Piensa

Time: 5:00 and 7:00 PM

La Orgia

With: Fractal Teatro

At: Auditorio Cultural del Sur

Time: 7:30 PM

04 May

Cuentos de Javier

With: Sol y Luna

At: La Montaña Que Piensa

Time: 7:00 PM

La Sangre mas Transparente

With: Caja Negro Teatro

At: Auditorio Cultural del Sur

Time: 7:30 PM

05 May

Ultraurbano

Corporación Teatral Cenizas

At: Auditorio Cultural del Sur

Time: 7:30 PM

06 May

La Epopeya de un Soldado

With: Corporación la Tartana

At: Auditorio Cultural del Sur

Time: 7:30 PM

Teatro Pablo Tobon Uribe

05 May 2010

The theater has posted one event to date. This is a memorial performance of works by the poet Mario Benedetti. The poems as set to music will be sung by the soprano Tere Estrada F  with Felix Cordoba on the piano. Poems will be read by Cristina Restrepo R.

19 May 08:00 PM

02 May 2010

Still nothing on the May line up.

30 April 2010

We were out for a walk down town and decided to work our way up la Playa heading east of the down town area. When we got up to Carrera 40 we found the Teatro Pablo Tobon Uribe. This is a vintage theater which was the principal venue in Medellin prior to the construction of the Metropolitan. They continue to provide very high quality entertainment.

As this is the end of the month the program for May has not yet been posted either at the theater or on the website. I will keep an eye out and post it when it shows up.

Meanwhile you can see the theater’s main web page here, and a location map here .