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Fiesta highlights the music of Latino and Spanish composers, Thursdays at 10pm, June 2022


On May 5 and 7, 2022, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Concertmaster Juliana Athayde presented the world premiere of Latin American composer Roberto Sierra’s Violin Concerto “a la memoria de una niña valiente.” We'll hear his music, and other Latin American composers on Fiesta, 6/16 @ 10pm.

6/2 Hidden Jewels by Camargo Guarnieri Mozart Camargo Guarnieri spent most of his career under the shadow of his name and of fellow Brazilian composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos. Like Villa-Lobos, Guarnieri brought the music of Brazil to the concert stage through symphonies, operas, dance music and song. After all, with a name like Mozart what else could you be but a composer?

6/9 Baroque Music from Mexico, Perú & Brazil The music written and performed in Latin America during the Colonial period (16th to early 19th centuries) has become more popular in recent years. However, even before those treasures were rediscovered, several composers from the region showed their interest in exploring the strong connections between Spanish (and European) music from the past and Latin American music, expressed also in the multiple similarities with early and baroque music one can find in Latin American folk music.

6/16 Latino Composers in the US There is a rich history and a brilliant present of Latino composers in the US. Fiesta continues presenting the most well-known as well as talented young Latino composers working in the US. Included in this program is Roberto Sierra and Lena Frank.

6/23 Camerata de las Américas One of the leading chamber ensembles dedicated to music written in the Americas, Camerata de las Américas, is the focus for this program. Formed in Mexico in 1988, this virtuosic group has a large discography and has performed all over the world. Host Elbio Barilari will share some of his favorite recordings from this ensemble including their tribute to the great Mexican master Silvestre Revueltas.

6/30 Great Latino Virtuosi Host Elbio Barilari shares some of the great Latin American music in the hands, lips, and throats of some of the most gifted Latino interpreters. Included in this program are such artists as Martha Argerich, Eduardo Fernandez, and Ana Maria Martinez. Be prepared to be wowed by this eclectic set of composers and performers.

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