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Celebrating Cuban-American Composers

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free & Open to the Public
Composer Paquito D'Rivera

Celebrating Cuban-American Composers highlights works by the Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American composer Paquito D’Rivera, an outspoken critic of Cuba’s human rights violations. His composition Ladies in White pays tribute to the organization of the same name formed by wives of imprisoned Cuban opposition leaders who call on Cuba to release imprisoned political dissidents. The concert also features D’Rivera’s compositions Merengue and Venezuelan Waltz, 19th-century Cuban composer Ignacio Cervantes’ Cuban Dances, and more by Cuban-American composers Orlando Jacinto Garcia and Ernesto Lecuona.

The performance will take place in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center and is free and open to the public.

The performance is the fourth in Crossing Borders Music’s six-concert series “Choosing Life and Freedom,” featuring music by composers who responded to terrible tragedies with music affirming life and to oppression with music affirming freedom.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Photo credit Ricardo Rios


Sunday, February 9, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free & Open to the Public
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Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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