Event Details 2015

An Arts and Culturally Blended Festival.
 

Latin IS America is a festival of musical, artistic and scholarly events that celebrates the blending of Latin American and U.S. cultures.

Performances and activities are sponsored by a grant from the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and coordinted by the MSU College of Music. 

Program

Press Release

2015 Festival Events:


Saturday, April 11, 8:00 p.m.
CONCERT
Women’s Chamber Ensemble and Women’s Glee Club

Music of the Americas explores tradition through well-loved songs and newly arranged choral works. Experience Latin American stories and musics from North and South America.   

Sandra Snow, Meredith Bowen, Elizabeth Hermanson, and Brandon Williams, conductors

Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium 
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors, students free

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Friday, April 17, 8:00 p.m.
CONCERT
Swing Dance, Jazz Orchestras I, II, III

Bobby and Roberto Carcassés, guest artists

Swing to the dynamic blend of Latin rhythms and big band sounds with Cuban vocalist and trumpeter Bobby Carcassés and his son, pianist Roberto Carcassés.

MSU Demonstration Hall Ballroom 
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors, students free

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Friday, April 24, 2:30 p.m.

LECTURE
Composing Across Borders, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon

Mexican-born and Pulitzer Prize finalist Zohn-Muldoon is this year’s Latin IS America guest composer. He will be on the MSU campus for the Musique 21 performance of two of his recent chamber works and for a public lecture about his career as a composer. Equally active in Mexico as he is in the U.S., Zohn-Muldoon is on the faculty at Eastman School of Music.

Room 245, Music Building  
Free and open to the general public

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Saturday, April 25

CONCERT
Edmar Castañeda Trio

Edmar Castaneda is a virtuoso folk harpist hailing from Bogatá, Colombia. His one of a kind trio featuring Marshall Gilkes on trombone and David Sillman on drums creates an exciting and unique sound that has engaged audiences and received critical acclaim around the world!

Cook Recital Hall, Music Building at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors, students free

Saturday, April 25

WORKSHOP
Edmar Castañeda Trio

The ensemble provides their perspectives on Columbian music and jazz and work with MSU College of Music students. Saturday, April 25, 3:00 p.m. Room 120, Music Building at 3:00 p.m. Free and open to the general public

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Monday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

CONCERT
Musique 21

A Theatre of Music production featuring guest composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon. The concert will include poems in Spanish and English, both spoken and projected, about the nature of the ancient lineage of family connection through generations.

This light, this fire that devours,
this grey landscape that surrounds me,
this sorrow centered round one idea,
this anguish of sky, world and time.

this love 

Kevin Noe, ensemble director; Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, guest composer

Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
Free and open to the public

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Tuesday, April 28, 8:00 a.m.

LECTURE
Cuban musicologist Miriam Escudero

Cuban musicologist Miriam Escudero returns to MSU in order to co-curate a Choral Union/University Chorale concert devoted to Latin American choral works that includes a 19th-century score she brought back to life. Dr. Escudero will offer a public lecture on her work as director of the "Esteban Salas" Musical Heritage Cabinet of the Havana City Historian Office.

Room 219, Music Practice Building
Free and open to the public

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Saturday, May 2, 8:00 p.m.

CONCERT
CONCERT: MSU Choirs, 200 Voices
Choral Union, University Chorale, State Singers, and Symphony Orchestra

Choral Union, University Chorale, and State Singers join the MSU Symphony Orchestra for a program that includes the earliest work published in Latin America, a mass from colonial Cuba, works by early 20th-century Brazilian composers, and a work by Aaron Copland, who was a great champion of Latin American works and composers.

David Rayl, conductor

Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center 
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors, students free

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