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Ready for the World Music Series

Borinquen: The Island of Puerto Rico

Ready for the World Music Series: Puerto Rico showcases the classical music of Puerto Rico from the famous danzas of the 19th and early 20th centuries, to the musical influences of renowned artist Pablo Casals, to the diverse and colorful composers of today.

    Sunday, November 18, 2018
    Special guest artists: Abigail Santos-Villalobos, soprano; Francisco Cabán, violin; and Joel Pagán, viola 
    • 12:30 p.m. - Exhibits of artistic and cultural artifacts and reception – Lobby of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    • 2 p.m. - Musical presentation and short lecture – Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Americana

Ready for the World Music Series: Americana explores the unique flavors of American composers from Bernstein to Schoenfield, to composers of today. Come hear the sounds and colors that make up America the Beautiful!

    Sunday, January 13, 2019
    Special guest artists: Lorraine DiSimone, mezzo-soprano; Dennis Parker, cello; Gregory Sioles, piano
    • 12:30 p.m. - Exhibits of artistic and cultural artifacts and reception – Lobby of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    • 2 p.m. - Musical presentation and short lecture – Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Bulgaria

Ready for the World Music Series: Bulgaria features music from a land of several ancient civilizations. The asymmetrical meters and haunting sonorities captivate audiences with their mystic qualities and profound expression, depicting nostalgia of village life in the bread-basket of Europe. 

    Sunday, March 24, 2019
    Special guest artists: Pavlina Dokovska, piano; Vanguel Tangarov, clarinet; Miroslav Hristov, violin; Evgeni Raychev, cello; and Ekaterina Tangarova, piano
    • 12:30 p.m. - Exhibits of artistic and cultural artifacts and reception – Lobby of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    • 2 p.m. - Musical presentation and short lecture – Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

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