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We previously reported on Juan López-Maya’s lecture on Masonic musical traditions in Latin America during the 18th and 19th centuries. As it turns out, his talk was rescheduled, and was presented on April 19 in the hall of the Music Archive of the National Library of Chile in Santiago at 7pm.

On April 19 and 20, Luis Pérez Valero will be participating in CASE18, which is a conference on audio and sound that is being held in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Today he is dictating a conference on the music industry and musical production and tomorrow he, Rubén Riera and Meining Cheung will be joined in a performance organized around sonorous passages in music.

Gerardo Dirié’s new work, War Within, for two narrators, chorus, organ, piano, French horn and alto saxophone, and with texts by Major General (ret.) John Cantwell, Dante Alighieri and Jalal ad-Din Rumi, is scheduled to be premiered on April 25 by the Brisbane Concert Choir at St. Andrew’s Uniting Church in Brisbane, Australia.

On April 28, Sadiel Cuentas will be starting to teach a class on the classical music of the 20th and 21st centuries in the Goethe Institute in Lima, Peru.

Federico Núñez will be performing two new works for guitar at the National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first is Seis estudios para guitarra, libro II, by Argentine composer Fernando Maglia, and the second (which will be a world premiere), is English composer Alastair Greig’s work, Soledad.

As part of the 20th Festival of Latin American music, on May 16 in the Fedora Alemán Hall of the Center for Social Action for Music in Caracas, Venezuela, clarinetist Gorgias Sánchez and Sergei Pylenkov, piano, will be premiering Cuatro Piezas en clave Morse, by Luis Ernesto Gómez.

Finally, please enjoy this recently recorded performance by Mexico’s Chilakil Brass.

Recent Performances of Our Music!

May 11, 2018. The Unitas Ensemble will be performing Teresa Carreño’s Serenade at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston.

April 30, 2018. The clarinet quartet of the Orquesta Experimental de Repertório will be performing Alexandre Travassos’ A Lenda do Corpo Seco at the Municipal Theater in São Paulo, Brazil.

April 27, 2018.
Daniel W. Kiser will be leading the Lenoir-Rhyne Wind Symphony in a performance of Alexandre Travassos’ Rapsodia Sefaradi in the P. E. Monroe Auditorium in Hickory, North Carolina.

April 11, 2018. Christine Beard performed the Comellas Adieu à la Havanne during the Toronto Latin American Flute Festival at the All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church.

April 7, 2018. Dr. Nave Graham of Xavier University gave the world premiere of Carlos Camacho’s Espejos for alto flute and tam-tam. He was assisted on the tam-tam by the composer.

April 3, 2018. Sadiel Cuentas’ “Toccata,” from his two-movement Prelude and Toccata, was performed by Aarón Alva on a program in Lima, Peru, that was presented in homage to Peruvian composer Enrique Iturriaga.

March 19, 2018. Natalie Gonzalez, mezzo soprano, and Kei Matsuo, piano, gave the world premiere performance of Adriana Verdié’s de mujeres y elementos on a Faculty Composers Recital at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in Long Beach, California.

March 14, 2018. Associate professor of music Gabe Southard led the Hope College Wind Ensemble in the North American premiere of Alexandre Travassos’ Rapsodia Sefaradi.

March 10, 2018. Adriana Verdié’s work, Confluencia, was performed as part of a program entitled, “Book of the Dark,” at N.E.W. Expressive Works in Portland, Oregon.

March 3, 2018. Adriana Verdié’s work, Confluencia, was performed as part of a program entitled, “Book of the Dark,” at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle, Washington.


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