Just days before its second anniversary, the Youth Symphonic Orchestra of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (OSJUAEM), under the direction of conductors Arturo Márquez and Hilda Saguicoray, accompanied Amalia Hernández’s Folkloric Ballet at the National Auditorium.
The rector of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM), Jorge Olvera García, the general director, Salvador López López, and the Ballet’s artistic director, Amalia Basanta Hernández, recognized the artistic talent of the student musicians.
They also recognized the work of Olvera García in supporting the students and his vision to promote culture in all its forms. They said that the orchestra is just one product of his dedication.
They said that the orchestra is a university project with a broad social impact. Arturo Márquez, who holds an honorary degree from UAEM, said that the student musicians “express their love of Mexico through music.”
López López said that the OSJUAEM is a model which should be replicated in other higher education institutions. The orchestra is made up of 80 students from UAEM.
The Folkloric Ballet includes dances from Guerrero, Veracruz, Sonora and Jalisco and the OSJUAEM interpreted pieces including Conga del Fuego Nuevo, Leyenda de Miliano, Sarao and Danzón No. 2, under the direction of conductor Márquez. Guadalajara, el Huapango de Moncayo and Las Mañanitas were conducted by Saquicoray.