In Lagrimas y Locuras, Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman, Joelle Wallach returns to her interest in music which expresses a specific inner life, a particular psychological landscape. Based on the Mexican folksong La Llorona, and commissioned by Ms. Cervantes from Ms. Wallach as part of her Song of the Monarch, Women in Mexico project, Lagrimas y Locuras reveals the inner monologue of La Llorona herself as she haunts the banks of Mexican waterways, railing against her fate, the betrayal of her lover and the result of her own impetuous rage.
Also on the program is a Song of the Monarch piece by Stephen McNeff (UK) and World Premieres of new Monarca pieces by Gabriela Ortíz, Georgina Derbez and Anne LeBaron.
For more about the International Cervantino Festival, visit their Spanish-language website at http://cervantino2011.blogspot.com/2011/10/salon-del-consejo-universitario.html.
More about Ana Cervantes at http://cervantespiano.com/.
Joelle Wallach’s latest CD is The Door Standing Open (4Tay CD-4034) – http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joellewallach, a collection of songs and instrumental chamber works. More about her at http://www.joellewallach.com.