Fantastic Dances


Thursday 20 April 2023, 11.00am

Perth Concert Hall

West Australian Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and Elders of Country throughout Western Australia, and the Whadjuk Noongar people on whose lands we work and share music.

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Fantastic Dances

Joaquín TURINA Danzas fantásticas (16 mins)


Silvestre REVUELTAS La Noche de los Mayas (Night of the Mayas)

Noche de los Mayas (The Night of the Mayas)
Noche de Jaranas
(Night of Revelry)
Noche de Yucatán
(Night of the Yucatan) -
Noche de encantamiento
(Night of Enchantment)

Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor

Wesfarmers Arts Pre-concert Talk
Find out more about the music in the concert with this week’s speaker, Ashley Smith. The Pre-concert Talk will take place at 9.40am in the Main Auditorium.

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This performance will be broadcast live on ABC Classic. For further details visit

Did you know?

Danzas fantásticas was originally composed for solo piano and later orchestrated, however the orchestral version was the first to be performed.

Although the film La noche de los Mayas, from which Revueltas' score is taken, received some appreciative reviews in Mexico, it was largely considered to be a flop.

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