The Carlos Chavez Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Eduardo Diazmunoz, will play two concerts titled "Homenaje a Broadway" ("Tribute to Broadway") Oct. 19 and 21 in Mexico City.
The program will include Jerry Bock's overture from Fiddler on the Roof, selections from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, a suite from Frederick Loewe's My Fair Lady and excerpts from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera.
The concerts will also include selections from the upcoming Mexican musical Houdini: La Magia del Amor (Houdini: The Magic of Love), which, according to composer Antonio Calvo, could reach Broadway if the Mexican production turns into a hit. Houdini, based in the life of the world famous magician and escape artist, is scheduled to open Oct. 31 at the Teatro Benito Juarez in Mexico City.
The "Homenaje a Broadway" concerts will play in two different venues, at the Auditorio Silvestre Revueltas (located at the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica) on Oct. 19, 6 PM, and at the Auditorio Blas Galindo (located at the Centro Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes) on Oct. 21, 8:30 PM.
Tickets ($40 Mexican pesos) will be available at the box office of the auditoriums two hours before each performance. For more information call (5) 665 9266. --By Claudio Carrera