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Fiesta! Heads to Latin America for several programs in November 2020


Meet the composers, listen to the musicians, and experience the influence of the Latin American culture in classical music, all month on Fiesta!

11/5      Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Often confused with Halloween in America, the Day of the Dead has inspired music in the Latin America culture throughout history, and is about honoring and paying tribute to one’s ancestors.  We will explore music that celebrates the many facets of this holiday.

11/12    Two Great Latin American Living Composers: Manuel Orrego Salas and Sergio Cervetti  We feature two living composers in this program the Chilean Manuel Orrego Salas and his Symphony No. 2 and Uruguayan Sergio Cervetti with his work, Consolamentum.

11/19    Medieval and Renaissance Spanish Music  Fiesta features a treasure of Spanish music from the 12th to the 18th century including the mysterious “Codex Calixtinus”.

11/26    Latin American Composers You Should Know!  Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Chávez, and Alberto Ginastera are the figureheads at the prow of the Latin American music ship. On this episode of Fiesta we go beyond those giants and feature other Latin American composers that you should know!