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The Gramophone podcast


Aug 24, 2020

Keen to play her part in supporting the women and children suffering abuse and hardship in her native Mexico – a situation greatly worsened during the pandemic – the conductor Alondra de la Parra has created The Impossible Orchestra. Comprised of a stellar line-up of artists from 14 different countries – both orchestral players and soloists – The Impossible Orchestra has recorded, for video as well as audio, Arturo Márquez’s much-loved Danzón No 2 in an arrangement by de la Parra (who plays the piano in this performance). She speaks to James Jolly about the project and how she aims to support two major charities in Mexico.