Latin IS America Festival 2016

Latin IS America focuses on musical, artistic and scholarly events that celebrate the blending of Latin American and U.S. cultures

South American Artists Converge to MSU Campus

As part of the Latin IS America event series, the College of Music presents a concert and lecture/presentation showcasing three South American musicians whose serendipitous convergence in Michigan seeks to broaden music education beyond their respective countries of origin. 

2016 Events:

CONCERT, Friday, April 29, 8:00 p.m.
Cook Recital Hall, Music Building

Horacio Contreras, cello, and Cesar Cañón, piano

Venezuelan cellist Horacio Contreras and Colombian pianist Cesar Cañón join forces to perform a program of rarely heard works by Latin American composers that will span almost 100 years, from classics like Heitor Villa-Lobos' Second Sonata for cello and piano to Carolina Heredia's Añoranzas for cello and electronics. The concert will also feature works by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne, and Ricardo Lorenz, a member of MSU's composition faculty.

This event is free and open to the public.

See artist bios for Horacio Contreras and Cesar Cañón

GUEST LECTURE, Friday, April 29
Room 245, Music Building
Carolina Heredia, composer

Argentinean composer Carolina Heredia will offer a lecture/presentation on her recent work Ausencias (Absence) for string quartet and electronics, a 2015 Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University commission that explores themes of life, death, gender, and national identity through the writings of three South American women poets.

This event is free and open to the public.

See bio for Carolina Heredia