Celebración de la Música Latinoamericana

The Music Institute has partnered with Strings of Latin America and the Reverón Piano Trio to produce Celebración de la Música Latinoamericana, a three-concert guest artist series featuring music by Latin-American composers in April and May.

Celebración de la Música Latinoamericana
Reverón Piano Trio:  Friday, April 1  
KAIA String Quartet:  Friday, April 22 

  Pacho Flores and Elena Abend:  Friday, May 13
All at 7:30 pm 
Nichols Concert Hall | 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

In-person tickets are $50 for VIP seating | $25 in advance, $30 at the door 

Livestream access to the pre-concert talk and concert is $25.


Celebración de la Música Latinoamericana highlights the richness and diversity of classical repertoire written by Latin-American composers. By complementing the performances with community education activities focused on Latin-American music, Celebración de la Música Latinoamericana shines a spotlight on a group of composers and their music—classical repertoire that has long been under-represented or unheard.

Music Institute President and CEO Dr. Mark George said, “We are honored to collaborate with the Reverón Piano Trio and Strings of Latin America to present world-class artists performing exciting, rarely heard repertoire in a landmark performance space. This is music that needs to be heard!”

Strings of Latin America (SOLA) is an official partner of The Sphinx Organization with the purpose of generating social engagement through the promotion of diversity in the classical music world. The Music Institute hopes to make Celebración de la Música Latinoamericana an annual concert series at Nichols Concert Hall and include a robust education component, which will be available to K-12 schools and other organizations in the community.



Reverón PianoTrio:  Friday, April 1 at 7:30 pm 

Opening the series on Friday, April 1 is the Reverón Piano Trio featuring violinist Simón Gollo, Music Institute faculty cellist Horacio Contreras, and pianist Ana María Otamendi. Named after Venezuelan visual artist Armando Reverón, one of the earliest American modernists, the Trio’s main goal is to introduce audiences to under-represented music from Latin America alongside contemporary and standard repertoire. The program includes works by Ricardo Lorenz (Venezuela), Manuel Ponce (Mexico), and Joaquín Turina (España). 
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KAIA String Quartet:  Friday, April 22 at 7:30 pm 

The series continues Friday, April 22 with KAIA String Quartet , featuring violinists Victoria Moreira and Naomi Culp, violist Amanda Grimm, and cellist Hope DeCelle. Devoted to promoting the rich and colorful music of Latin America, KAIA is active in the U.S. and abroad, as well as in the Chicago music scene, and is in residence at DePaul University’s Community Music Division. The program includes works by José Bragato, Claudio Santoro, Silvestre Revueltas, Elbio Barilari, and Astor Piazzolla. Reserve tickets now  >
Pacho Flores and Elena Abend:  Friday, May 13 at 7:30 pm 

Concluding the series on Friday, May 13 are Venezuelan musicians Pacho Flores on trumpet and Elena Abend on piano. Flores, who earned First Prize in the “Maurice André” International Competition, the most distinguished trumpet competition in the world, thrives in classical and popular music styles. Abend, who received the William Schuman Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music, has performed recitals and chamber concerts as well as toured and recorded with major orchestras of Venezuela. The program includes works by Pablo Sarasate, Astor Piazzolla, Antonio Sánchez Pedro, Pacho Flores, Santiago Báez Cervantes, Paquito D'Rivera, and Enrique Crespo. Reserve tickets now  >



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