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An Arts and Culturally Blended Festival. April 9 through April 19, 2014.

Latin IS America is a 10-day festival of musical, artistic and scholarly events that celebrates the blending of Latin American and U.S. cultures.

All 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. 

2014 Festival Event Series Lineup

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Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.

MSU Percussion Ensemble
Gwen Burgett, director
Concert features a large variety of percussion instruments showcasing works by American and Latin American composers.
Cook Recital Hall, Music Building. Free event.

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Sunday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.  

University Chorale and Choral Union
David Rayl, conductor
Guest soloist, Richard Fracker, tenor
Featuring a cantata by Benjamin Britten, and the U.S. premiere of Cacerola Soul by faculty member Ricardo Lorenz.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium. $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, Students Free
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Tuesday, April 15, 8:00 a.m. 

Cuban musicologist Miriam Escudero
Choral works of Cuban composers Esteban Salas and Cayetano Pagueras. Two-hour lecture.
Room 219, Music Practice Building. Free event.

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Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Dali Quartet
Philadelphia-based string quartet offers a repertoire expanding four continents—including music by Johannes Brahms, American composer Jeremy Gill, Cuban jazz luminary Paquito D’Rivera, and Venezuelan-born Ricardo Lorenz, whose work on the program blends Middle Eastern and Latin American traditions. With guest percussionist Samuel Gould.
Cook Recital Hall, Music Building. $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, Students Free. 

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Thursday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.

Dali Quartet (Detroit)
See the encore performance of the Dali Quartet’s April 16 performance in Detroit.
COMPAS, Odd Fellows Building, 8701 W. Vernor, Suite 102. 
Free event.
Sponsored by COMPAS and MSU Community Music School—Detroit

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Thursday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.

Cuban musicologist Miriam Escudero
Musical Interconnections between Cathedrals and Churches in Cuba and Mexico: The case of composer Cayetano Pagueras (1778-1814). 90-minute lecture.
Hart Recital Hall, MSU Music Building. Free event.

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Friday, April 18, 8:00 p.m.

Musique 21 with the Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan
Kevin Sedatole and Matthew Dockendorf, conductors
Gregory George, choreographer
Two premier performing arts groups come together to offer interpretations of Mexican classics adapted by young American conductors. Kevin Sedatole and Matthew Dockendorf, conductors. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium. Free event. 

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Saturday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.

Tejano Sound Band
Diego Rivera, saxophone
The seven-member band performs their award-winning tunes and talks about their musical migration to the Midwest. Includes reception with music and dancing.
MSU Demonstration Hall. Free event.

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