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Meet one of the one of the giants of the classical music in Uruguay on Fiesta, 5/18 @ 10 pm

Uruguayan composer Lamarque Pons
por Antonio Peirano Acosta y Lara
Uruguayan composer Lamarque Pons

Uruguayan composer and pianist Lamarque Pons' early compositions included works for piano, chamber and vocal works. As his composition style matured, he wrote in a more nationalist style, using popular melodies, such as tangos and milongas in his works that included operas and ballets in the mid to late 1950s and 1960s.

5/4       The Remarkable Music of Mexican Composer María Granillo Born in 1962, María Granillo is a Mexican composer and scholar. This program will showcase some of her orchestral and chamber compositions including the String Quartet No. 2.

5/11 Violoncello: The Latin American Cello Powerful and beautiful, the cello has been an instrument beloved by Latin American composers. On this program, we will share some of the greatest cello music by Latino composers, including Francisco Mignone, Carlos Chavez, and Astor Piazzolla.

5/18 The Many Sounds of Uruguayan Lamarque Pons Jaures Lamarque Pons is one of the giants of the classical music in Uruguay. He combined a skillful technique with his taste for the urban and rural folk music of Rio de la Plata. He was also active in the field of popular music, as a jazz and tango pianist. Fiesta will present some of his fascinating chamber and orchestral music.

5/25 Cuban Composer Julián Orbón Born in Spain, Julián Orbón lived and composed in Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and the United States of America. Aaron Copland referred to Orbón as "Cuba's most gifted composer of his generation." We will share some of his most beloved music including his Preludio and Danza for guitar.

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