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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated with music


October 5, 2006

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Wake Forest University will feature a lecture and two performances by Latin American musicians the week of October 16.  The events are scheduled in conjunction with the course “Latin American Music” taught by Pat Dixon, a Chilean-American classical guitarist and member of the music faculty at Wake Forest.

At 3 p.m. Oct. 17, “South American Folk Music and Modern Composition,” a lecture/recital with the Alturas Duo and Chilean composer Javier Farias will be held in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 306.  The Alturas Duo features Carlos Boltes on viola and charango and Scott Hill on guitar.  Boltes, Hill and Farias will perform selections of music composed by Farias and discuss how the traditional folk music of a country influences modern classical music. 

At 8 p.m., the Alturas Duo will perform a concert of traditional and modern music with Javier Farias in Brendle Recital Hall.  The concert will feature the premiere of Farias’ latest piece for charango and guitar written in honor of martyred Chilean political activist Victor Jara.

Chilean guitar virtuoso Carlos Perez will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 20 in Brendle Recital Hall.  The concert will feature the music of Venezuelan composer Antonio Lauro in honor of the twentieth anniversary of his death. 

Perez has won numerous awards, including nine international competitions and first prize in the 2006 Joaquin Rodrigo Solo Guitar Competition held in Madrid. 

Admission to all events is free and open to the public.  

For more information, call (336) 758-5364.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237
barretpm@wfu.edu

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237
coxkp@wfu.edu


The Oct. 17 concert will feature the premiere Javier Farias' latest piece.
The Oct. 17 concert will feature the premiere Javier Farias' latest piece.
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The Alturas Duo will perform with Javier Farias Oct. 17 at Wake Forest.
The Alturas Duo will perform with Javier Farias Oct. 17 at Wake Forest.
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