b Fresnillo, Mexico, 2 December 1882
d Mexico City, 24 April 1948, aged sixty-five
He studied piano in Berlin and composition in Bologna. He taught at the National Conservatory in Mexico, and conducted the National Symphony Orchestra there for two years. From 1915 to 1918 he taught in Havana, Cuba, and from 1933 again in Mexico.
Trio Romantica, for piano trio
Balada Mexicana, for piano and orchestra
Estampas Nocturnas, for orchestra
Three Bocetos Sinfonicos, for orchestra Sonata for cello and piano Miniature String Quartet
Canto y Danza de los Antiguos Mexicana (Songs and Dances of Old Mexico), for orchestra Three Songs of Tagore, for low voice and orchestra Sonata for violin and piano String Trio
Elegiac Poem, for chamber orchestra Suite en Estilo Antiguo (Suite in Olden Style), for orchestra Sonata for violin and viola
Instantaneas Mexicanas, for orchestra
Ferial, divertimento sinfonico
Conciérto del sur, for guitar and orchestra
Ponce also wrote works for solo guitar and piano, and many songs.