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Celebrating Cuban-American Composers
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree & Open to the Public
Celebrating Cuban-American Composers highlights the music of multi-Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American composer Paquito D’Rivera. Hailed by the National Endowment for the Arts as “the consummate multinational ambassador, creating and promoting a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and Mozart,” his music defies categories and he’s celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and as a classical composer. Then enjoy Orlando Jacinto Garcia’s “Entrelazamientos” (“Entanglements”). Jacinto Garcia notes “the title refers to the term from physics were in a nutshell one particle in one corner of the universe can be connected to another particle on the other end of the universe and when something changes in one it affects the other.” Igancio Cervantes’s “Danzas” and Ernesto Lecuona’s iconic “Andalucia” round out an exciting program!
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