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Fiesta celebrates four noted women composers of Mexico, Thu 2/22 @ 10pm

2/1 Gloria Villanueva: Catalonian Composer Born in Barcelona in 1953, Gloria Villanueva began her first courses in music theory and piano at the age of nine. Later she started studying guitar and obtained an advanced degree in Guitar at the Music Conservatory of the Liceo in Barcelona. In 1976, she graduated with a degree in psychology at the University of Barcelona. For several years she combined her activity as a children’s psychotherapist with various post-graduate courses in the field of music. We will share some of her most exciting works including her Rapsòdia Simfònica for orchestra, guitar, and harp.

2/8 Music for Peace Inspiring, moving, and beautiful works by Latin American masters advocating for World Peace. Host Elbio Barilari will share works that will bring a sense of calm and meditation, including Argentine Ariel Ramírez’s Misa Criolla.

2/15 Cuban Maestros Fiesta visits Cuba to share some of most important composers from the island. Included are Leo Brouwer’s Estudio Sencillo Nos. 1-2, Amadeo Roldán’s Suite from La Rebambaramaba and José White’s Violin Concerto featuring Rachel Barton Pine.

Mexican composer Maria Grever in sepia photo standing at piano with pencil and manuscript
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2/22 Women Composers from Mexico Mexico has given the world many great composers. This program of Fiesta celebrates the many women composers who have made their musical mark on the world. We’ll hear music by María Grever, Rosa Guraieb, Diana Syrse Valdés, and Gabriela Ortíz.

2/29 Music from the Pacific Coast From Chile to California, the Pacific coast of the Americas was a part of the old Spanish Empire. Still today, composers from Latin American and US Latinos maintain the vibrant tradition of Latin tinged classical music coming from the shores of the Pacific. Our program will feature works by Diego Luzuriaga, Víctor Agudelo, and Alexander Tovar.

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