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Two concerts to feature music from South America

Nov 4, 2019

NMSU voice professor Sarah Daughtrey at KRWG
Credit Leora Zeitlin

If you’ve never heard music by Camargo Guarnieri, Francisco Mignone or Astor Piazzolla, then this week is your chance to hear and learn about some of South America’s greatest composers in two free concerts. And if you do know their work, you’ll already know there’s a treat in store. On Thursday, visiting guest pianist Justin Badgerow will present a recital of classical music from Brazil, including by Mignone, Villa-Lobos, Milhaud and Guarnieri. On Saturday, he’ll be joined by NMSU music faculty Sarah Daughtrey and Jorge Espinoza in a chamber concert of composers from across the continent.

Voice professor Sarah Daughtrey came to KRWG to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about the concerts and the broad range of music that will be performed. “I was trying to represent many, many countries. I think we’re only missing Ecuador and Guyana,” she said, noting that the music ranges from folk-inspired music to modernism, and includes numerous influences, such as Spanish and Portuguese colonial influences, indigenous music, music from African culture, tangos, and traditions brought by immigrants from other countries. Listen here to a wealth of information about these and other composers who will be featured.

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