Announcing: 2016 Latin IS America

Artists from Venezuela and Argentina offer recital and lecture as part of Latin IS America series at MSU

Venezuelan cellist Horacio Contreras is scheduled to give a recital at the MSU College of Music on Friday, April 29, in Cook Recital Hall, Music Building. He will be joining forces with Colombian pianist Cesar Cañón to perform a program of rarely heard works by Latin American composers that spans 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.

Contreras is considered one of the outstanding cellists of his generation in his country. Trained in El Sistema, and prizewinner at the Carlos Prieto Cello Competition, he has developed a diverse career as a chamber musician, recitalist, soloist, and educator.

Argentinean composer Carolina Heredia will be on campus for the recital and will give a lecture/presentation earlier in the day, at 2:30 p.m., in Room 245, Music Building, on her recent work that explores themes of life, death, gender, and national identity through the writings of three South American women poets.

The two events, presented by the College of Music, are part of the Latin IS America series at MSU, a celebration of the blending of Latin American and U.S. cultures by showcasing artistic and scholarly works that dissolve boundaries and establish fresh connections.

Both events are free and open to the public. Learn more about past and current Latin IS America presentations.


Friday April 29, 8:00 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building
RECITAL: Horacio Contreras, cello, and Cesar Cañón, piano

Friday, April 29, 2:30 p.m. Room 245, Music Building
LECTURE: Carolina Heredia, composer

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