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A Musical Journey Through the Jewish Soul with Cuarteto Latinoamericano

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Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra spoke with Cuarteto Latinoamericano cellist, Alvaro Bitrán, about “A musical journey through the Jewish soul,” with an exhibition and three free concerts in Las Cruces, El Paso, and Ciudad Juarez, presented by the Consulate General of Mexico, el Centro Cultural Mexicano paso del Norte, and the City of Las Cruces through the Department of Quality of Life. Founded in Mexico in 1982, Cuarteto Latinoamericano is one of the world’s most renowned classical music ensembles with Latin American music for string quartet. Cuarteto members are three Bitrán brothers, violinists Saúl and Arón, cellist Alvaro, and violist Javier Montiel. In 2012 and 2016 they were Latin Grammy winners for Best Classical Recordings. In 2014 they performed in Las Cruces and were presented with a key to the city.

A “Latin American Music” conference will be held on Friday, December 10th at 12 noon at the “Thomas Branigan Memorial Library,” 200 E. Picacho Avenue in Las Cruces, NM 88001. Currently there is an exhibition about Cuarteto Latinoamericano at the “Branigan Cultural Center,” 501 N. Main Street, in Las Cruces. A free concert, “Nefesh Jehudi,” will be held at the “Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001, with soprano and violinist, Sivan Rotem, visiting from Israel; and pianist, Sally Pinkas, professor of Music at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, will be joining Cuarteto Latinoamericano on Friday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m. (COVID restrictions – masks required)

The concert in El Paso, TX will be held Wednesday, December 8th, 7 p.m. at Teatro Plaza, 125 W. Mills Ave., El Paso Tx 79901. And in Ciudad Juarez, Thursday, December 9th, 7 p.m. at Centro Cultural Paso Del Norte (Anillo Envolvente del Pronaf, Zona Pronaf Condominio La Plata, 32315 Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.