Music pays homage to Latin, Central and South American composers
South of the Border: Celebrating the Music of the Other Americas continues West Circle Series’ 10th Anniversary
Let us take you on a trip on Monday, November 4th at 7:30 p.m. with a program entirely of works by Latin and South American composers. South of the Border: Celebrating the Music of the Other Americas, is the second installment of our 10th Anniversary season of the Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Series.
Travel “South of the Border” with the West Circle Players celebrating the music of the “other Americas.” Tango with Piazzolla on two pianos and enjoy a smorgasbord of music from Latin, Central and South America. Featuring cellist Suren Bagratuni and the MSU Cello Ensemble, James Forger, saxophone, Richard Fracker, tenor, Derek Polischuk and Genadi Zagor, piano, and the Women’s Chamber Ensemble conducted by Sandra Snow.
“The program opens with the MSU Women’s Chamber Ensemble exploring choral compositions from Brazil, Venezuela, the Dominican, and Cuba,” said Sandra Snow, professor of choral conducting and music education. “The music has much variety in terms of style, from rhythmic and layered material to beautiful and lyric melodies that set poetry simply. The first song, Sigue, is composed by MSU alumna Ivette Herryman, who recently completed a MM in composition.”
Additional upcoming West Circle Series Concerts:
Happy Birthday, Mozart!
Monday, January 27th, 7:30 p.m., Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
Celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven – 250 Years
Monday, March 30th, 7:30 p.m., Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
Joanne and Bill Church sponsor the West Circle Series. Special thanks to Mike and Midge Morrow for making this performance possible. Additional support provided by “Dinner and a Concert” from the State Room Restaurant inside Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.
Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors (age 60 and older), and $7 for students with ID and anyone under 18, and can be purchased online (music.msu.edu), at the College of Music box office, by calling (517) 353-5340, or in person (333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing), or at the door.
More information can be found at https://www.music.msu.edu/event-listing/south-of-the-border-celebrating-the-music-of-the-other-americas.