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Fiesta explores the story behind Danzon No. 2, Thu 8/18 @ 10pm


8/4 Transatlantic Music Since the European expansion into the Western Hemisphere, Latin American and European music have experimented in a cross-pollination. On this program, we will listen to Latin American composers that had successful careers in Europe and from European composers that migrated to Latin America to make a name for themselves.

8/11 Two-Hundred Years of Solitude Social struggle and conflict have punctuated the history of Latin America. Art has always been a reflection of a society and music can be one of the most powerful. On this program, Elbio Barilari presents musical works linked to society and human landscapes.

8/18 Danzón! The Music of Arturo Márquez Together with José Pablo Moncayo’s “Huapango,” Arturo Marquez’s Danzón N.2 has become another non-official Mexican anthem and has garnered world-wide fame. Fiesta will tell the story behind Danzón N.2 and feature some other great pieces by Márquez.

8/25 The Prietos: Father and Son in Classical Music For several decades, Mexican cellist Carlos Prieto and his superb red Stradivarius have been at the top of the cello world. He is also the father of the conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto, who is music director of the great Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico. In this program, we will feature recordings of father and son.

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