Performance of "The Inca Trail"
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This paper provides a review of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's special performance of "The Inca Trail," which the author attended in October of 2008. The paper describes the venue, musical styles, unexpected pieces, and varying pace. The author shares personal impressions and feelings evoked by the songs, such as "Illapa" by Gabriela Lena Frank, detailing its traditional South American instruments and mysterious melodies that create the feel of the jungle and make one think of a tall mountain with lofty clouds floating by. The paper concludes with the author's assessment of the concert as an enjoyable experience that was rather edgy, compared to the usual classical faire that includes Mozart, Bach, or Tchaikovsky.
From the Paper:"The musical menu consisted of a number of pieces that were supposed to be reminiscent of the Incan Empire. It was classical, with instrumentation such as the claves and panpipe to add a South American feel. My favorite piece was Illapa, by Gabriela Lena Frank, which used traditional South American instruments and mysterious melodies and rhythms to bring the feel of the jungle to your seats. This piece is billed as a tone poem for flute. It does not follow any of the known classical forms."
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