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Soprano Patricia Caicedo to teach, perform at Wake Forest

November 5, 2007

Internationally renowned Columbian soprano and musicologist Patricia Caicedo will visit Wake Forest University Nov. 13-14.  She will perform a recital titled “Latin American Art Song” at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 in Brendle Recital Hall.  On Nov. 14, she will hold a voice master class at 1 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall and present a lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room M208.

All events are free and open to the public.

During her recital, Caicedo will be accompanied by guest pianist Paul Tuntland Sanchez.  In her lecture “Latin American Art Song,” she will discuss the history and development of art song in the context of musical nationalism.

Caicedo is internationally recognized as the leading expert in the study and performance of the Latin American art song.  She is the author of “The Latin American Art Song: A Critical Anthology and Interpretive Guide for Singers.”  Music industry experts and critics claim that she has almost single-handedly rescued the Latin American art song tradition from extinction.

Caicedo performs throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Latin American with symphony orchestras and in recitals.  She has sung in Spanish, Portuguese, Quechua and Catalan and has earned highest honors in numerous festivals and competitions, including Sony Music’s Best Classical Soloist in Colombia and first prize in Columbia’s “Concurso Nacional del Bambuco” competition.  

She has recorded two CDs dedicated to Latin American art song:  “To My Native City” and “Art Songs of Latin America.”  She is currently preparing a new recording of Colombian art songs.

Caicedo is the founder and artistic director of the Barcelona Festival of Song, a 10-day summer course and performance series on the history and interpretation of the Latin American and Spanish art song repertoire.

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

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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