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October 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm
“The Vision of the Vanquished” or “La voz de los vencidos”, a 1959 book by Mexican historian Miguel León Portilla was very instrumental in changing the view that Latin Americans had about the clash of cultures and the cultural genocide that took place in the continent. The Native-American experience in Latin America has been reflected abundantly and in many different, even conflicting ways, by our composers.
October 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm
The author of the very popular Huapango – considered as the second Mexican anthem – composed several symphonic and chamber pieces of great importance. Fiesta! pays tribute to this giant of the 20th century Latin America.
October 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm
This accomplished singer was born in Argentina where she studied, among others at the National Conservatory of Music “Carlos Lopez Buchardo” and the renowned Art Institute “Teatro Colon” in Buenos Aires, Argentina.She has sung all around the world: USA, Japan, Spain, England, and Argentina, performing the title roles of Mimi from La Boheme, Lauretta from Gianni Schicchi, Michaela from Carmen, and Cleopatra from Giulio Cesare.As a composer, she sung the main role of her own opera, The Master Poker Player with Placido Domingo in a mega-concert organized at the Polo Field in Buenos Aires, Argentina
October 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Euskadi, also known as the Basque country, represents one of the several ways of being a Spaniard or is it something else? It depends on whom you ask. The Euskera (or Basque) people have their own language and a longstanding cultural tradition, including music. This program presents historical Basque composers featuring Jesús Arámbarri, Francisco Escudero, Jesús Guridi and Luis de Pablo.
November 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm
The anthems of most of the Latin American countries were composed in the 19th century under the influence of both the recent war for independence and Italian opera. There are many interesting stories about how some of them came to existence.
November 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm
The sonata is a musical term in use for almost four centuries. Latin American composers have also cultivated this venerable form. Fiesta! features an extravaganza of Latino sonatas! Playlist: Anonymous 18th century, Bolivia Sonata Chiquitana; Allegro; Andante; Minuetto XVIII- 21 Musique des Lumiéres Jean Christophe Frisch, conductor Foundation BNP Paribas K617130 Juan Vicente Lecuna (Venezuela, 1892-1954) 5 Sonatas […]