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Fiesta introduces us to Venezuelan composer Teresa Carreño in July (7/14 @ 10p)

Cover of the book Dancing Hands, illustrating Teresa Carreno at a piano with flowers floating as music
Author by Margarita Engle, Illustrator Rafael López

The story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln. As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Listen to the audiobook.

7/7 Villa‐Lobos: Choros N.6 & N. 9 Villa‐Lobos’s most famous pieces, such as the Bachianas, have obscured many of the composer’s most interesting works including his Choro series. In this program, Fiesta presents some of the composer’s Choros for chamber ensembles and for orchestra.

7/14 Teresa Carreño, Composer Born in Venezuela in 1953, Teresa Carreño was one the first Latin American women with an international career as a pianist, composer and teacher. Fiesta looks into the life and music of this piano virtuoso nicknamed the “Valkyrie of the Piano.”

7/21 Six String Dreams Fiesta’s host, composer Elbio Barilari picks some of his favorite Latin American and Spanish guitar music. Including performances by Abel Carlevaro, Eduardo Fernández, and Carlos Barbosa-Lima

7/28 Astor Piazzolla’s Universal Appeal Astor Piazzolla accomplished his dream of bringing the tango from the dance floor into the concert hall and around the world. In this program, we will listen to Piazzolla’s music performed by an amazing collection of international musicians.

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