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La Plaza; Last Concert from Santiago


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La Plaza
Last Concert from Santiago
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Series Description

Premiered January 10, 1979- Officially La Plaza as a separate series title ended after season 28 (2006). It was replaced by the interview series: Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One which premiered in 2007.

Producer Raquel Ortiz anticipates that the bilingual series will serve as a plaza for the entire local Latino community. Ortiz also served as the host during the first season along with guest hosts. The program format varied from week to week, between musical specials, documentaries, in-studio debates, both locally produced and acquired. Spanish language programs were subtitled in English and English language programs were captioned in Spanish.

See January 1979 Prime Time Program Guide for cover story. Series release date: 1/10/1979

Program Description

This special showcases the final concert played by the New England Conservatory's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra during its 1993 cultural exchange tour to Chile. This program is the follow-up to La Plaza's "Symphonic Journey," which aired January 1994. The all-Tchaikovsky bill, performed by the YPO and its Chilean musical counterparts at Santiago's Teatro Municipal before an audience that included Chilean President Patricio Alywin, was conducted by YPO conductor Benjamin Zander. In this program, Zander discusses Tchaikovsky, his Symphony No. 5 and the experience of working with the young musicians on a nine-concert, seven-city sellout tour.

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Ortiz, Raquel (Series Producer)
Chicago: “La Plaza; Last Concert from Santiago,” 02/11/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_28ADFDCA37864365B0F1B0F9D6F3613A.
MLA: “La Plaza; Last Concert from Santiago.” 02/11/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_28ADFDCA37864365B0F1B0F9D6F3613A>.
APA: La Plaza; Last Concert from Santiago. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_28ADFDCA37864365B0F1B0F9D6F3613A
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