Inaugural Millennium Park Residency: Somos un Solo Pueblo
Chicago Philharmonic Puerto Rican Arts Alliance Latin Music Project Ensemble Cuerdas Clásicas AfriCaribe Roselin Pabón Conductor Sergio Cárdenas Conductor & Composer This concert is free thanks to generous people
Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
Latin Music Project Ensemble
Roselin Pabón Conductor
Sergio Cárdenas Conductor & Composer
Chicago Philharmonic in partnership with the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, Cuerdas Clásicas, and AfriCaribe to present Somos un Solo Pueblo, Mexico y Puerto Rico, on August 26, 2023 as part of the inaugural Millennium Park Residency Program.
The one-of-a-kind symphonic concert honors and celebrates Chicago’s vibrant and diverse Puerto Rican and Mexican communities with the full Chicago Philharmonic and guests on the iconic Chicago Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage.
Emeritus Puerto Rico Symphony Conductor Roselin Pabón from San Juan, Puerto Rico and Symphony Conductor & Composer Sergio Cárdenas from Cd. Victoria, Mexico will present a cross-culture repertoire including popular Puerto Rican songs like Preciosa, plus Bomba and Plena music.
Chicago groups Latin Music Project Ensemble, Cuerdas Clásicas and AfriCaribe will join in the celebration onstage with guest artists from Mexico and Puerto Rico.
We also invite our audience to stay tuned for other advance “pop-up” music presentations that will soon be scheduled in the Millennium Park grounds.
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About Roselin Pabón, Conductor
Photo from PRAA’s first collaboration with Chicago Philharmonic in 2021 for our concert San Juan to Chicago.
Music Director Emeritus of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra in San Juan, Roselín Pabón has distinguished himself as one of the most versatile conductors in the Caribbean and Latin America. In 2021, PRAA collaborated with the Chicago Philharmonic for San Juan to Chicago, which featured Pabón.
He is known for impacting the Puerto Rican youth. For more than three decades, Pabón acted as Associate Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra in San Juan, and has been very important in the orchestra’s development and artistic growth.
About Sergio Cárdenas, Composer and Conductor
Sergio Cardenas is a world-renowed Mexican conductor, composer and professor. He has worked with many orchestras around the world.
About Alan Pingarrón, Tenor
Alan Pingarrón is a Mexican tenor known for interpretation of classical pieces. He has performed on several occasions at the Palace of Fine Arts and in the most important theaters, and festivals in Mexico.
This program is made possible by a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events with funding from the Millennium Park Foundation and the Pritzker Foundation.