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July 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Well before the Impressionism claimed direct inspiration from nature, musicians from different eras and styles linked the music to the forces of Mother Nature. In this program we will feature masterpieces by composers Almeida Prado (Brazil), José Pablo Moncayo (México), and Alberto Villalpando (Bolivia).
July 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm
As Joaquín Rodrigo’s music has been overshadowed by the extraordinary success of Concerto de Aranjuez, the composer, Blas Galindo has experienced the same fate because of his Sones de Mariachi. This program focuses on the monumental work of Galindo as a symphonic composer as well as the author of some delicate and delightful chamber pieces.
July 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Canyengue is lunfardo (slang) from Rio de la Plata. The word comes from the African Ki-Kongo language and means “melting with the music.” It would be impossible to understand the music of the Americas without the African cultural influence. More than 15 million Africans were forcefully brought across the Atlantic Ocean. At the same time, […]
August 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Today a footnote in a history full, mostly, of Italian, German and French names, there were Latin American composers that were considered mega-stars in the opera houses of the 19th century: Mexican Melesio Morales and Brazilian Antônio Carlos Gomes.
August 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm
It is known that soccer (or fútbol, as it is called in Spanish) constitutes and important element of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese identity. Several composers, classical and popular, have dedicated memorable works to this sport, its emotions, memories and feats.
August 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Few Spanish symphonies, if any, have found its place within the standard repertoire, a strange phenomenon, considering the richness and depth of the existing repertoire in this field. Fiesta! revisits this territory featuring pieces by Tomás Bretón, Andrés Gaos and Teobaldo Power.
August 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Canyengue is lunfardo (slang) from Rio de la Plata. The word comes from the African Ki-Kongo language and means “melting with the music.”
It would be impossible to understand the music of the Americas without the African cultural influence.
August 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Nature has inspired, and continues to inspire, composer from all cultures. This program presents a piece by Chilean composer Carlos Isamitt featuring texts in the language of the Mapuche natives from Chile, a guitar concerto by living Mexican composer Eduardo Angulo celebrating the new life represented by alevines, or newly born fish, and also Cuauhnácuac, or “The Eagle’s Nest”, by one of the world’s top composers from the 20th century: Silvestre Revueltas.
September 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Little Portugal, once one of the mightiest nations in the world, can boast of an amazing musical treasure. From the medieval period to the present, Portuguese composers have been in the forefront of western art. Fiesta! attempts a first overview to Portugal’s fabulous music history.
September 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Throughout history some musicians have reached immense popularity just to be quickly forgotten, many times without a clear explanation. In other cases, artists from the past still enjoy considerable fame but only as pioneers on their field. Fiesta! pays tributes both to forgotten geniuses and pioneers.