Recovering the Art of Eustasio Rosales, Chicago’s First Hispanic Composer
May 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmfree and open to the public
Enjoy the art of Eustasio Rosales in this performance of his recently rediscovered chamber music! Eustasio Rosales was a Colombian immigrant known as Chicago’s first Hispanic Composer, and while his music was widely shared by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and others in his lifetime, his music has languished in storage since his death. The concert will premiere recently rediscovered scores from the composer’s granddaughter’s collection, unearthed and performed for the first time in the 83 years since his death!
In addition to enjoying music no living person has ever heard, audiences will have a chance to meet Rosales’ great-grandson Arlen Parsa, who created the award-winning documentary “The Way to Andina” about the rediscovery of Rosales’ works.
Performers will include members of Mulati Ensemble and Crossing Borders Music.
Free and open to the public.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
This project is partially supported by a grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.