In 2018, after hearing Danzon No. 2, music that made my heart and soul dance, my dream for a mariachi-inspired violin concerto was reignited.
Soon after, I approached the great Arturo Márquez, and he shared with me that his late father was a mariachi violinist and he was waiting to write this music that stirred in his heart for decades.
Fandango was soon born when I gave the world premiere at the Hollywood Bowl in 2021, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel conducting (and dancing).
The joyful, soulful music has thrilled audiences from Mexico City to Carnegie Hall and this live recording from concerts at Disney Hall in October 2022, will undoubtedly touch your heart and have you fall in love with his music, much like I did….
– Anne Akiko Meyers