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Trio of concerts celebrates Mexican music
Sept. 9, 2008
KALAMAZOO--The Bullock Performance Institute at Western Michigan University opens its 2008-09 season with three concerts that celebrate Mexican music and musicians.
The trio of events begins with a Grammy-nominated world music ensemble Saturday, Sept. 13, and concludes with an award-winning group of WMU alumni Thursday, Sept. 18. All concerts take place in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at WMU.
- Saturday, Sept. 13, 2 p.m., Sones de Mexico
This is Chicago's premier folk music ensemble specializing in Mexican "son" including the regional styles of huapango, gustos, chilenas, son jarocho and more. Admission to the concert by this 2006 and 2007 Grammy-nominated world music ensemble is free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Sept. 16, 8:15 p.m., Max Lifchitz
The Mexican-born concert pianist, composer and entrepreneur currently resides in New York. Robert Commanday, writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, describes him as "a young composer of brilliant imagination and a stunning, ultra-sensitive pianist." General admission tickets will be available at the door for $12 each, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students.
- Thursday, Sept. 18, 8:15 p.m., La Catrina String Quartet
This award-winning ensemble, which is made up of WMU alumni, will present an evening of string quartets by Mexican and Latin-American composers, including Alberto Ginastera, Astor Piazzola, and Jose Pablo Moncayo. General admission tickets will be available at the door for $12 each, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students.
For more information, contact the WMU School of Music at (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit the Bullock Performance Institute online.
Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4678, firstname.lastname@example.org
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