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Meet Tania Leon, Pulitzer prize winning composer, conductor and educator on Fiesta, Jan 6 @ 10pm

2021 Pulitzer prize-winning composer, conductor and educator Tania Leon

Renowned composer, conductor and educator Tania León, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music in June 2021 for her diverse rhythmic and brass orchestral work titled “Stride.” We'll learn more about woman, born in Cuba, but with a very diverse background on Jan 6th @ 10pm.

1/6 Tania León: Cuban ‐ American Composer Tania León has a very diverse background, born in Cuba; she has French, Spanish, Chinese and African ancestors. She has lived in the US since 1967 and has become one of foremost living American composers whose always finds a way to reflect her Cuban musical roots.

1/13 Four Latin American Composers We Need to Know Better Host Elbio Barilari shares music of four composers we all need to know better: the Argentine Constantino Gaito, Chilean Luis Saglie, Mexican Jose Elizondo and Cuban Joaquin Nin. Four composers who will stay with you long after you hear their beautiful and energetic music!

1/20 String Quartets of Latin America This program of Fiesta showcases music for string quartet different combinations and forms. We will highlight some of Latin America’s most important and influential composers. Enjoy the vitality and beauty of rarely heard Latin American quartet string music.

1/27 Rhythms of South America  Fiesta explores the many rhythms and beats of South America. These contagious folk grooves have been taken by classical composers and brought into the concert hall.

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