This delicious concert will take us into the past, present and future of women from the biblical legend of Judith, a heroine who led her people to triumph as only a woman could achieve.
They say that she was a beautiful widow with whom Holofernes, an Assyrian general who was about to destroy the city of Bethulia, fell in love. Judith enters her shop with him and, taking advantage of the fact that she has been knocked unconscious by her drunkenness, she decapitates him with her own sword. She will flee carrying her head in a basket. At dawn they discover the mutilated body and realize what happened. This causes fear in the army, which flees into disarray and is defeated by the Israelites. Until many years after Judith’s death, no enemy will threaten Israel.
Judith’s story has been the muse of such sublime artists as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Donatello, Caravaggio, Goya, Rubens, Lope de Vega, Mozart, Vivaldi, Titian, Gustave Klimt, Franz Stuck or the contemporary Kehinde Wiley who dresses her in Givenchy .
Exposing themes and perspectives that endure today and that will serve as a plot with a rich dialogue between four great women such as Grace Echaurid, Marta Zabaleta, Ana María Valderrama and the soprano Bianca Ghiraldi together with the Camerata Filarmónica Latinoamericana.
Next, we will listen to the double concerto for piano, violin and string orchestra in Rem MWV 04 by F. Mendelssohn, a score that testifies to the maturity of a fertile romanticism, outlining ideas and techniques in favor of a formidable orchestration that is rarely heard in the city. Córdoba, to culminate by weaving bridges between the Mosque Cathedral of Córdoba and Mexico City with legendary works by two of the greatest exponents of Mexican classical music, José Pablo Moncayo and Arturo Márquez, both with unforgettable cinematic airs and Latin rhythms.