http://orchestrotica.com/show.cfm?gig=316 Online event
Cambridge, MA 02140
Film, Lectures & Conferences, Music, Performing Arts, Virtual & Streaming
Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Presents the Remotely Music Series
"A Mexican Perspective on Esquivel, the King of Space-Age Pop"
(Documentary Film Preview & Live Children's Book Reading).
We are back with the Remotely Music Series, Session IV!
Join the conversation hosted by Mr. Ho (Artistic Director, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica) featuring Uriel Waizel (Spotify Editor & Mexican Music Journalist) and Arturo R. Jiménez (Filmmaker and Journalist) for a discussion, a preview of Arturo's Juan Garcia Esquivel documentary film, and a look at Esquivel from the perspective of two Mexican music journalists. Esquivel was known as the "king of space-age pop music," and an early pioneer of 2-channel stereo music for studio orchestras during the 50s and 60s. He is sometimes called Mexico's equivalent of Duke Ellington and was known for lavishly lush arrangements of jazz, pop, and dance band music from the mid-century, arranged in a unique style that is part "I Love Lucy," part "James Bond," and a touch of "Austin Powers."
We'll kick it all off with a live reading (in Spanish, w/ English subtitles) of the book, "Esquivel: Space-Age Sound Artist" (for kids 9-12) accentuated with the Orchestrotica's recording, The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel! Mr. Ho consulted on the creation of this book, and will share some of the inside story as well!
Special thanks to Charlesbridge Publishing for the permission to read this book. Don't miss it—the live reading at 8pm will not be recorded!
ABOUT THE REMOTELY MUSIC SERIES
Hosted by artistic director, Brian O’Neill, and featuring members and friends of Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, join us as we react to Coronavirus with music, interviews, discussions, and most of all—you—via our new, free series of live, interactive video webcasts. Launched in April 2020. Learn about the series at http://remotelymusic.com, then join the mailing list to get early access to all event registration links (yes, seats in the official "Zoom group" are limited, despite this being an online event!). That said, we will also be co-broadcasting the video feed to our Facebook Page as well. Just bookmark this link and tune in at the scheduled time: http://facebook.com/orchestrotica/live