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Sarah Daughtrey

Two concerts to feature music from South America

Nov 4, 2019
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.

Leora Zeitlin

One of the goals of the chamber ensemble Camerata del Sol is to explore music that is not performed often. With that in mind, the local group chose Joseph Haydn’s monumental but rarely-heard “The Seven Last Words of Christ” for a pair of concerts in Las Cruces this month.

Leora Zeitlin

Award-winning Cuban composer Yalil Guerra will visit Las Cruces as part of this year’s “Warner Hutchison Contemporary Arts Festival” at NMSU next week. Guerra, who won a Latin Grammy in 2012 and has been nominated six times, will speak to students and the public on Monday, Feb. 20 at 3:30 p.m. about the business of music, and will have his third String Quartet performed at the Festival concert on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.

Leora Zeitlin

For more than 500 years, Brazilians have created and danced to music drawn from a rich and colorful mix of influences: Amerindian, African, Portuguese, European classical, rural folk styles, and numerous religious and cultural traditions. All those influences also fed the Brazilian classical composers of the 20th century as they created uniquely Brazilian music for the concert stage. Music by some of those composers, including Heitor Villa-Lobos, Francisco Mignone, M.