La Guitarra en México – University of Victoria

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16435La Guitarra en México
Oct. 25-29

Mexico comes to Victoria with a five-day residency by four leading instructors/performers from the state of Veracruz. Topics include the Veracruz Son, Manuel Ponce, and Mexican guitar music. The masterclasses will focus on Latin music and its influences. All events are open to the public and are admission by donation. The schedule is as follows:

Concert – Randall Kohl & Gustavo Castro
Sunday Oct. 25, 8pm.
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
Works of Kohl, Berkeley, Dyens and Head

Masterclass: Music of Manuel Ponce by Enrique Velasco
Monday Oct. 26, 5-6:30pm
UVic School of Music, Rm. B106
Nikki Payie and Michael Dias perform the Cabezon and Folia Variations of Ponce.

Lecture: Historically Informed Musical Interpretation by Dr. Gustavo Castro
Wednesday Oct. 28, 12:30-1:30pm
UVic School of Music Rm. B016
An in-depth discussion of historical style and its application to guitar repertoire.

Lecture: The Veracruz Son Jarocho by Dr. Randall Kohl
Thursday Oct. 29, 1–2:15pm
McLaurin Music Wing, Rm. B120
African, Spanish and indigenous elements combine to create the son, a type of music, song and cultural lifestyle from the port city of Veracruz. During Spanish colonial times, the Catholic Church tried unsuccessfully to ban the son, but its irrepressible energy and tendency to deride death and the church, persisted.

Concert – Enrique Salmeron & Enrique Velasco
Tuesday Oct. 27, 8pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
Musica de Ponce – including Suite in a minor, Cabezon Variations,
5 Preludes, 3 Mexican Songs, 4 Pieces for Guitar

Lecture: Mexican Guitar Music by Enrique Salmerón
Thursday Oct. 29, 5-6:30pm
UVic School of Music, Rm. B106
Style, repertoire and trends in guitar music written by composers from Mexico.

Concert – Randall Kohl, Gustavo Castro,
Enrique Salmeron, Enrique Velasco
Thursday Oct. 29, 8pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
Trios and quartets by Diabelli, Loman, Kohl, and Los Beatles.

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