Juan Pablo Contreras’ “MeChicano” (Richmond Symphony)


A Latinx man waving from the orchestra stage

Juan Pablo Contreras says “MeChicano (a combination of Mexican and Chicano) – is the first piece that I composed as a Mexican-American composer, having finally become a U.S. citizen after living here for the past 15 years.”

This performance is part of New Music USA’s Amplifying Voices program, which fosters collaboration and collective action between US orchestras and composers toward racial and gender equity in classical music.