Inspired by the Amazon River and its tributaries, Philip Glass' Aguas da Amazonia explores a vivid mixture of orchestral and percussive textures in the composer's signature style. Aperio performed the North American premiere of Aguas da Amazonia in 2017 to critical acclaim. Houstonia magazine praised the premiere as "a welcome flood of technical ambition" and Arts+CultureTX lauded Aperio's performance as "ebullient, vibrant...and riveting throughout." Maestro Marlon Chen (Manila Symphony Orchestra, MDR Orchestra Leipzig, Orchestre de Paris) conducts.Read more
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The Spring Season Finale presents a compilation of some of the best artists performing some of the most beautiful and exciting Latin American Classical Music. The program includes Piazolla's Le Grand Tango and Ponce's Estrellita.Read more
Kinetic closes its unprecedented season with an all-American, dance-inspired program exploring the importance of dance in our communities, whether it is through religious rituals, a celebration of shared culture and identity, or collective grief and mourning. The role of community has never been more essential in our lives, as we recover from a dark and isolating year of this pandemic.Read more
Bésame Mucho is a bolero recital, which takes the audience to the emotive and passionate world of women. Venezuelan singer Inés María Bravo, under the direction of William Sigismondi, performs a beautiful repertoire, which honors and highlights the musical work of extraordinary Latin American females of the 20th Century.
It showcases the outstanding contribution of women in the development of the bolero as a benchmark for Latin American popular music. The melodic discourse explores the diversity of the bolero through the rhythmic variations made by Caribbean countries, Mexico, and Argentina.Read more
- May 2019: Roots
- May 2019: Songs for Shakuhachi and Harp
- May 2019: Flor de Lã: New Brazilian Classics
- April 2019: Viva Aldemaro!
- April 2019: Concierto Afro-Latino
- April 2019: Another British Invasion
- April 2019: From Sight to Sound
- April 2019: Double Bill: WindSync and Invoke
- April 2019: Lolly Willowes
- April 2019: How Does a Composer Compose?