SINGING WITH THE DEVIL: PAYARE AND CANTATA CRIOLLA

Artists and Repertoire

Rafael Payare, conductor
Aquiles Machado, tenor
Gustavo Castillo, baritone
San Diego Master Chorale

Gabriel Fauré: Suite from Pelleas et Melisande, Op. 80
Paul Dukas: La Péri, Poème Dansé (Dance Poem in One Scene)
Evencio Castellanos: Santa Cruz de Pacairigua
Antonio Estévez: Cantata criolla, “Florentino, el que canto con el Diablo” (Florentino, the One who Sang with the Devil)

About

Music Director Rafael Payare leads the Orchestra in works by two of Venezuela’s most notable composers. Antonio Estévez’s best-known music is the 1954 Cantata Criolla, a lively work based on the Venezuelan mythic poem about a singing contest between Florentino and the Devil. And Evencio CastellanosSanta Cruz de Pacairigua is filled with the influences of the country’s folk melodies, popular dance rhythms and even medieval carols. Plus, French composer Paul Dukas’ La Péri, a dance poem based on a Persian folk story, is filled with grandiosity, mystery and introspection—and an ebullient fanfare closing.

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Time 7:30 p.m.
Venue The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
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Dining

The Rady Shell expanded culinary program — The Shell Provisions — offers an impressive range of local specialties from some of San Diego's finest eateries and locally sourced options ranging from casual to upscale. New state-of-the-art kitchens and dining spaces will make dining with your friends and family at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park a memorable experience.

The Shell Provisions is brought to life by our local partners. These partners include some of San Diego's most talked-about favorites, like Chef Richard Blais, Urban Kitchen, Biga, Lola 55, Achilles Coffee, Marketplace Grille, Kitchens for Good and others.

(See all of your options, including our new, deliciously curated "Blais by the Bay" pre-order service, on our Dining Page!)

Please note: Food and beverages may not be brought in to The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. In an effort to reduce waste, guests are welcome to bring one empty reusable plastic or aluminum water bottle only. Bottles can be filled at water refill stations inside the venue. Glass bottles are not permitted.