Joelle Wallach

Joelle Wallach’s Lagrimas y Locuras: Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman will be presented by pianist Ana Cervantes on Wednesday, October 10 – 12:00 noon at Salon del Consejo Universitario of the Universidad de Guanajuato and at 8:00 PM at Casa del Pozo, Callejón del Refugio 73-A, Colonia Centro, both in Guanajuato, Mexico. The Salon del Consejo Universitario performance will be part of Monarca Week at the International Cervantino Festival.

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

More about Ana Cervantes at

Joelle Wallach’s latest CD is The Door Standing Open (4Tay CD-4034) –, a collection of songs and instrumental chamber works. More about her at

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