In Caminos Del Inka Miguel Harth-Bedoya shares his passion for the music from the countries of South America travelled by the Incas (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and Argentina). The programme takes us on a musical and visual journey from the 18th century to the modern day exploring the varying musical styles of South America.
As well as unearthing forgotten musical gems such as Peruvian Bishop Martinez y Companion’s 18th century collection of ancient instrumental pieces, Miguel Harth-Bedoya has commissioned works from contemporary composers such as Osvaldo Golijov, Gabriela Frank and Jimmy Lopez who in spite of their strongly individual voices still show a cultural commitment to their South American roots through their use of native traditions and instruments. The programme is illustrated by images projected on a large screen illuminating and complimenting the music which is introduced by Harth-Bedoya from the podium.
Previous performances include Chicago Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Boston Symphony, Seattle Symphony and Residentie Orkest. Miguel has recorded many of these works with the Fort Worth Symphony and Norwegian Radio Orchestras, and a library of resources can be found on the website.