Events Fall 2017   

Salón latino Chamber Music Series:
Celebrating the Music of Roque Cordero

Auer Hall
Thursday, September 14 • 8:00 p.m.
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An evening of chamber music by Panamanian composer Roque Cordero—a former IU composition professor and LAMC assistant director—who infused his modernist compositional techniques with the characteristic rhythms of Panamanian traditional music

Featuring Paul Borg (piano), Leonardo Vásquez (viola), and Ricardo R. Martínez (saxophone), with special visiting artists Javier Asdrúbal Vinasco (clarinet) and Marco Núñez (flute).

Trío Morelia (Mexico)
Guest Chamber Music Recital – Presented by the Latin American Music Center and the Secretariat of Culture of Mexico

Auer Hall
Sunday, September 17 • 2:00 p.m.
(Live Streaming via IUMUSICLive!)

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Presented by the Latin American Music Center 
and the Secretariat of Culture of Mexico

Trío Morelia

Laura Carrasco Curíntzita, piano
Ludwig Carrasco Curíntzita, violin
Irene Carrasco Curíntzita, cello

Enríquez: Trio (1974)
Lavista: Trio No. 2 (2006)
Quintanar: Trio (1977)
Ferrer: Trace II – Vestigium (2008)
Torres: Sones (2001)
Hernández: Poème de l’amour non partagé (2011)


The Latin American Music Center is a proud sponsor of the following program: 

Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (Venezuela)
at the Lotus Music Festival

Saturday, September 30 • 10:45 AM - 12 PM

Pictura Gallery/Old National Bank Tent (Google Map Link Here)
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Stefan and Lotte in Paradise:
A Collaborative Opera Project

Professor Marcos Vieira Lucas, Visiting Fulbright Chair of Music from the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro--UNIRIO-- will give a lecture and present a screening of his opera, Stefan and Lotte in Paradise.

Monday, October 2 • 7PM
School of Global and International Studies
Auditorium (GA 0001)

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Latin American Ensemble

Thursday, October 5 • 5 PM
Showalter Arts Plaza (map)

Part of First Thursdays at the Arts Plaza

Latin American Ensemble

Monday, October 9 • 8 PM
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Part of Jazz @ the BCT

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Fábio Zanon, guitar – Guest Recital

Part of the 8th Indiana International Guitar Festival Competition

Sunday, October 29 • 8PM
Auer Hall

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(Live Streaming Link through IUMusicLive!)

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  • J. S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro in E-Flat Major, BWV 998
  • Bobrowicz: Grand Polonaise No. 1, Op. 24
  • Ponce: Variations on “Folia de España” and Fugue (1928-31)
  • Four Latin American Miniatures:
    • Anido: Aire norteño (c.1926)
    • Montaña: ‘Porro’ from “Suite colombiana No. 2” (1994/2000)
    • Rodrigo Riera: Preludio criollo (1963)
    • Pereira: Bate-coxa (1988)


Salón latino Chamber Music Series:
"Brazilian Contemporary Music"

Hosted by Marcos Lucas, visiting Fulbright Chair in Music

Auer Hall
Thursday, November 9 • 8:00 p.m.
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Repertoire and performers to be announced

About the Host

Marcos Lucas (Rio de Janeiro – 1964) graduated in composition and musical education at UNIRIO. Between 1995-1999 he undertook a PhD in Composition at the University of Manchester / UK. His works have been performed regularly in Brazil and abroad by ensembles such as London Sinfonietta, Paragon Ensemble, Janus Ensemble, Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble, Lindsay String Quartet, Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional, Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais, Camerata Antiqua de Curitiba, Quarteto Radamés Gnattalli, Cron, Grupo Música Nova, GNU, Calíope, Duo Barrenechea among others.

His music has been featured in important music festivals such as ISCM World Music Days (Ljubliana), State of the Nation (London), Tres Cantos (Madrid), Spazio 900 (Cremona), Encontro Internacional de Música de Câmera (Évora), Bienal de Música Brasileira Contemporânea and Panorama da Música Brasileira Atual (Rio) and he has been awarded various prizes. His first opera “O Pescador e Sua Alma” was premièred in 2006 in Brasília and Rio, with 32 performances.

Marcos Lucas is a senior lecturer at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) where he also directs the new music ensemble GNU. Marcos Lucas is also a member ofPrelúdio 21, a group of Brazilian composers who promote their own music through regular series of concerts in Brazil. Marcos Lucas travels extensively in Brazil and abroad teaching and conducting new music.


Latin American Ensemble (LAE)

Musical Arts Center - MC066
Friday, December 1 • 8:00 p.m.

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Events Spring 2017   

Salón latino Chamber Music Series:
Duo Scofano/Minetti

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Auer Hall
Thursday, February 9 • 8:00 p.m.
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The Duo Scofano/Minetti walks the fine line between the classical, the folk, and the popular, to present a stunning repertory of South American music with poignant interpretations. In this concert their main inspiration is the Chamamé, a traditional folkloric musical genre from Northeastern Argentina.  Repertory will be announced from the stage.  

The duo's  identity results from the merging of two diverse musical personalities. Scofano’s roots are in Corrientes, Argentina, but he is highly influenced by classical and Brazilian music. Minetti was born in Uruguay, lived in Argentina, and grew up in Brazil, absorbing rich musical traditions that travel seamlessly from the popular to the classical.

Jazz @ the BCT:  IU Latin Jazz Ensemble
Latin American Ensemble: Soneros la Caliza 

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Monday, February, 20 • 8 p.m.

Brazilian Violin with Raimundo Nilton

School of Global & International Studies, Room GA2067
Thursday, February 23 • 12 p.m.

Careers in Latin America
A Panel Discussion presented by Project Jumpstart and the Latin American Music Center

Simon M285, Indiana University
Saturday, March 4  • 3 p.m.
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The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development, in collaboration with the Latin American Music Center, OperaMaya, and the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, invites you to join us for a discussion on Careers in Latin America. Led by three experienced professionals, topics will include emerging performance, research, and project opportunities both in the United States and within Latin American countries.


  • ¡Viva México! The Mindset of a Musical Entrepreneur
    Presented by Mary Grogan, founder and general director of OperaMaya
  • Project Building Opportunities in Colombia
    Presented by Alejandro Gómez Guillén, Artistic Director of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra.
  • Latin America-centered Research and Performance Opportunities
    Presented by Javier F. León, ethnomusicologist and Director of the Latin American Music Center of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Scene Change: Untold Musical Stories from Latin America
Collaboration with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Saturday, March 4 • 7:30 p.m.
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(Tickets available for purchase here)

IU’s Latin American Music Center, in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the Bloomington SymphonyOrchestra and its artistic director Alejandro Gómez Guillén, cordially invite you to an evening celebratingthe richness and variety of Latin American symphonic music.  The concert will feature music fromMexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru, including rare pieces from the Latin American MusicCollection, which the center administers in partnership with IU’s Cook Music Library.  This concert will also include the long-anticipated world premiere of Ash Wednesday by noted Chilean Juan Orrego-Salas.Throughout the concert, audience members will find themselves recognizing folk elements as well asreferences to past musical masters in selections that showcase the range of styles and techniques thatLatin American composers employed as they balanced tradition with innovation.  Please join us for thisimportant evening and be a part of something truly special!

Latin American Music Scholarship
Lecture by Javier F. León

Thursday, March 23rd • 12 p.m.
School of Global & International Studies
Room 2067


Salón latino Chamber Music Series: Music from Brazil for Piano and Voice
Featuring: Bruno Sandes, voice & Marta Menezes, piano; Visiting artist: Paulo Steinberg, piano

Auer Hall
Thursday, March 30 • 8:00 p.m.
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Latin American Ensemble (LAE)

Neal Marshall Black Culture Center – Grand Hall
Thursday, April 6 • 8:00 p.m.
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Noon Concert: Music from Coastal Peru, featuring Rodrigo Chocano

IU Eskanazi Museum of Art
Friday, April 28 • 12:00 p.m.


FALL 2016

Salón latino Chamber Music Series:
Celebrating the Life of Alfonso Montecino

Auer Hall
Thursday, September 8 • 8:00 p.m.
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Visiting Artist Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet

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Co-sponsored by the Jazz Studies Department

Recital Hall
Friday, October 14 • 2:30 p.m.
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Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center – Grand Hall
Saturday, October 15 • 8:00 p.m.
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Salón latino Chamber Music Series:
An Evening of Argentine Art Song

Auer Hall
Thursday, October 20 • 8:00 p.m.
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Visiting Artist Q-Arte String Quartet (Colombia)

Auer Hall
Wednesday, November 9 • 7:00 p.m.
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Latin American Ensemble (LAE): Son y danzón

Neal Marshall Black Culture Center – Grand Hall
Friday, December 2 • 8:00 p.m.
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