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The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has conferred the title of emeritus on Kent Holliday, professor of music in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. In addition, Kent’s work, Incantations from the Popul Vuh was performed at the Covington Center at Radford University by British pianist Martin Jones on Sunday, November 12. His recording of that piece plus his Piano Sonata No. 3 will be released next fall on the MahinMedia Label.

The CD “Colors Couleurs Colores Cores” was released last month on Becsta Records. Quoting Sentinal Source reporter Jessica Richard, Rebecca Hartka (cello), Jose Lezcano (guitar) and Barbara Lysakowski (piano) “found inspiration in one another … to radiate a common theme: color.” The CD was released in Greenfield, MA on November 3 and on November 12 in West Newton, MA. This album marks the premiere recording Lezcano’s Sonata for cello and guitar.

Jose also reports that he just premiered a new work for guitar and string quartet that pays homage to Cuban dance rhythms of the 1950s. Performing with Jose and members of the Portland Chamber Music Festival were Jennifer Elowitch and Heidi Braun-Hill, violins; Mark Berger, viola; and Rhonda Rider, cello.

On behalf of the Chicago Choro Club, Cayambis artist Julie Koidin would like to extend an invitation to attend the last roda de choro of 2017, which will be held on November 19 from 11:45am to 1:00pm at the Musical Offering, in Evanston, Illinois.

This next Wednesday the pre world premiere of Sonata-Suite Bipolar by Luis Ernesto Gómez will be held as part of the closing event of the First Guitar Festival at the Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela. Earlier on that same day, Luis will also be leading a conference on music research that focuses on the performer at the university library.

O Sol by Alexandre Travassos, a cantata for youth orchestra and choir based on a poem by Olavo Bilac will be premiered on November 25 by the Municipal Youth Orchestra and Choir under the direction of Daniel Cornejo at the Praça das Artes in São Paulo, Brazil.

Luis Pérez Valero reports that his article on Deleuze is scheduled to published in the first edition of the Journal of Research on the Arts in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Recent Performances of Our Music!

February 25, 2018. Guitarist Bill Hopkins will be joining Dr. Leon Burke III and the University City Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Francisco de Paulo Magaleno’s 19th century work for strings and guitar, Miquijá, at the 560 Music Center in St. Louis, MO.

December 16, 2017. The Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico, conducted by Roselín Pabón, gave the Puerto Rican premiere of Johanny Navarro’s Videntes Stellam.

November 30, 2017. Samuel Robles’s attractive piece for solo violin and orchestra, Canto, was performed by the Cape Henry Collegiate Orchestra, Andrés Carrizo, conductor, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Alex Spady was the violin soloist.

November 19, 2017. Antonio Gervasoni’s work for concert band, Peruvian Fanfare No. 1, was performed by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater University/Community Band in Young Auditorium. Glenn Hayes, conductor.

November 16, 2017. The Juan Bautista Regional Orchestra, under the direction of Hans Loreto Nicholls, performed Juan Bautista Plaza’s El picacho abrupto at the Fedora Alemán Hall in Caracas, Venezuela.

October 23, 2017. University of Panama flute professor, Valentín Martínez, performed Samuel Robles’s Dos piezas as part of a faculty recital series.

October 19, 2017. Conductor Darwin Aquino led the Association of Dominican Classical Artists Orchestra in the US premiere of José Angel Montero’s Two Masonic Marches in the City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall.

October 4, 2017. University of Nebraska-Omaha flute professor, Dr, Christina Beard, presented a lecture-recital based on her 2017 sabbatical project that focused on 21st century compositions for flute. Included in the program was Sadiel Cuentas’s Electrocanon.

October 1, 2017. Craig Paré led the DePauw University Band in a performance that included Antonio Gervasoni’s work, Peruvian Fanfare No. 1, in Kresge Auditorium.

September 29, 2017. Rubén Riera and Eduardo Manzanilla performed Luis Pérez Valero’s Danta’s Game at the Café de las Artes in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

September 23, 2017. Violinist Anthony Vivas and pianist Mariantonia Palacios performed Teresa Carreño’s Romance in Caracas, Venezuela.

September 17, 2017. Cellist Jessica Catron performed Alba Triana’s work, Antiphony, on the Lakebottom Sound Series in Missoula, Montana.

September 4, 2017. Antonio Gervasoni’s work, Grotesque Quartet, was performed by the Tipataki Quartet at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences in Lima, Peru.


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