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Fiesta explores music of 20th century Argentinian composers, Thu 5/30 @ 10pm

Argentina boasts some of the most skilled composers of the 20th century.

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5/2 Puerto Rican Composer Ernesto Cordero Guitarist and composer Ernesto Cordero was born in New York in 1946. He studied in Puerto Rico, Spain, Italy, and the U.S., and has become one of the most important voices among Puerto Rican composers. We will feature his vocal and orchestral work Estampas Criollas as well as guitar concerto.

5/9 Alicia de Larrocha Fiesta celebrates the legacy of the great Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha. We will share some of her own compositions as well as works by Manuel de Falla and Joaquín Turina.

5/16 Colonial Music from Brazil Brazil has some of the largest archives of music from the colonial period in the Americas. Thousands of churches performed live music every week and the court of Rio de Janeiro also had a very active musical scene. Fiesta presents rarely heard Brazilian musical treasures.

5/23 Classical Works of Argentinian Composer Astor Piazzolla One of the founders of “new tango,” Astor Piazzolla was trained as a classical composer. He studied with Alberto Ginastera and Nadia Boulanger among others. Fiesta will showcase a selection of his classical compositions including his Tangazo for Orchestra and Tango No. 2.

5/30 Early 20th Century Works from Argentina A powerhouse of Latin American classical music, Argentina boasts some of the most skilled composers of the 20th century. We’ll hear gorgeous and melodic music from Carlos López Buchardo, Julián Aguirre, and Carlos Guastavino.

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