Latin American music featured in free BU concert

For immediate release: Sept. 24, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — Four professional musicians will present “Latin American Mosaic: A Sound Expedition through Concert Music” Saturday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Carver Hall. The concert is open to the public free of charge.

To open the program, guitarist Emiliano Pardo Tristan of Panama and violinist Luigi Mazzocchi of Venezuela will perform “History of the Tango” by Astor Piazzolla; Brazilian songs “O Pato” by Nauza Teixeira and “Manha de Carnaval” by Luis Bonfa; and Venezuelan songs “Canto a Caracas” by Brillo Frometa and “Alma Ilanera” by Pedro E. Gutierrez.

The second set will feature guitarist Marisol Rampolla of Puerto Rico and double bassist Kimball Brown of the U.S. performing “Estudios sencillos” and “Nuevos studios sencillos” both by Leo Brauer; Suite del Plata no. 1 by Maximo Diego Pujol; and “Rumores de la caleta” by Isaac Albeniz. The program will end with a performance and lecture by all four performers.

The free concert is being presented to demonstrate the diversity within Latino cultures and societies, according to Solange Garcia-Moll, associate professor of languages and cultures at BU and program organizer. The program will include brief explanations of the works, composers, musical periods and rhythms “to engage the audience in a unique experience through the various Latin American cadences.”

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.