A Concert of Latin-American Music
Part of the UniDiversity Festival, this free concert features classical and popular music from Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, and Puerto Rico, including selections by each country’s most important composers, including Heitor Villa-Lobos, Astor Piazzolla and Leo Brouwer. Each of these composers used popular music as a source for classical music composition, producing music that embraces elements of both classical and popular music.
The performance is led by guitarist and Miami University ethnomusicologist Thomas Garcia, who is joined by local Oxford musicians Doug Hamilton (violin) and Noah Cope (bass), as well as Miami faculty members Andrea Ridilla (oboe), Chris Tanner (percussion) and Ricardo Averbach (percussion), among others.
The UniDiversity Festival is a collaborative effort to promote diversity and inclusion in our community, and it is also a chance to learn more about the valuable contributions of the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean peoples and cultures that are quickly emerging as one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States. This festival is the kick-off of a month full of activities encompassed within the National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at Miami University, and Oxford Ohio.
Don't miss Festival events on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm in Oxford Uptown Parks, High St. & Main St., Oxford, OH 45056
Performers will also visit Talawanda Middle School and Talawanda High School during this week of festivities as part of the center’s Talawanda community outreach UniDiversity program.