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      La Dia de los Muertos

      La Dia de los Muertos

      La Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Part 2

      Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired much music in Latin American culture. Though closely associated with American Halloween festivities, El Día is a tradition morecentered around honoring and paying tribute to one’s ancestors, who are considered to maintain a beneficial, watchful influence on the lives of their descendants. Today, we explore music that celebrates many facets of this celebration.

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      Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849)

      Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849)

      Spain Before Albéniz

      Isaac Albéniz, who lived in the second half of the 19th century, made his mark in Spanish music. The names that come to mind when one thinks of Spanish concert music were, in more than one way, influenced by him and by his quest of a classical music that it is also clearly Spanish: Granados, Turina, Falla, Rodrigo and a few more. Spain however, was a musical hub well before he was born

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      José Ardévol (Spanish-Cuban, 1911-1981)

      José Ardévol (Spanish-Cuban, 1911-1981)

      Sonatas & Sonatinas

      These very traditional forms were proclaimed dead at several points during the 20th century. However, at the beginning of this new century they still enjoy good health and undeniable popularity among audiences and musicians. Join us for musical trip through three hundred years of sonatas & sonatinas.

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      Recent Programs

      Gustavo Leone

      The Music of Gustavo Leone

      With works commissioned by ensembles including the Grant Park Festival Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra of Michoacán, Argentinean composer Gustavo Leone now teaches at theDepartment of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago. This program featureshis selected solo, chamber and orchestral works.

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      Sketches of Spain, Revisted

      Sketches of Spain, Revisted

      Sketches of Spain Revisited, with guest Orbert Davis

      In 1959 Miles Davis and Gil Evans put together a famous jazz version of the omnipresent Concierto de Aranjuez, by Joaquin Rodrigo. Now, multi-talented composer/conductor/arranger/trumpeter Orbert Davis revisits the historical piece with an album that has received much critical acclaim.

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      Rio de la Plata

      Rio de la Plata

      The Sound of the Pampas

      The Pampas, the huge plains that extend throughout the southern part of Brazil, Uruguay and central Argentina, are (or were) the domains of the gauchos, the southern cowboys. Since the last decades of the 19th century, composers from Rio de la Plata have been reflecting that sonic world with the tools of the symphonic music. These program features music by Alberto Ginastera, Julián Aguirre and Eduardo Fabini among others.

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      Alondra de la Parra

      Alondra de la Parra

      Mi Alma Mexicana/Mexican Orchestral Music

      This release truly represents what Mexican culture is; not only the well-known picture of folklore, cuisine, colors and breathtaking landscape that amaze visitors, but the modern Mexico, eclectic and baroque in every sense of the word: a rich spectrum of possibilities and exquisitetaste. Mi Alma Mexicana is a Sony recording by Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas with Alondra de la Parra conducting.

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      Poetry by Carol Feiser Laque

      Friend and listener of Fiesta, Carol Feiser Laque has written three poems to music featured on Fiesta.

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      Juan Orrego-Salas and the founding of the Latin American Music Center

      One of the foremost Chilean composers, Juan Orrego-Salas (b. 1919)  co-founded the Latin American Music Center at Indiana University, Bloomington. Here, the first director of LAMC speaks about its founding: Orrego-Salas and LAMC.