Chamber Music, Pre-concert Talk

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Reserved Hall Seats: $50.00, $29.00, $25.00 (partial obstruction)
General Admission/Outdoors/Uncovered: $20.00, Students: $10

Pre-concert Talk with Cuarteto Latinoamericano at 2:30PM
Concert starts at 4:00PM

Mozart: String Quartet K.458, “The Hunt”
Carlos Chavez: String Quartet No.1 (1921)
Silvestre Revueltas: String Quartet No.4, “Musica de feria” (1932)
Hector Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No.7, “Concertante” (1942)

Saúl Bitrán, violin
Arón Bitrán
, violin
Javier Montiel, viola
Álvaro Bitrán, cello

Cuarteto Latinoamericano is one of the world’s most renowned string quartets and, for forty years, the leading proponent of Latin American music for the genre. Founded in Mexico in 1982, the Cuarteto has toured extensively throughout Europe, North and South America, Israel, China, Japan, and New Zealand. They have premiered over a hundred works written for them, and they continue to introduce new and neglected composers to the genre. Winners of two Latin Grammy Award for Best Classical Album, they have also been awarded the prestigious Diapason d’Or, have been recognized with the Mexican Music Critics Association Award, and have received three “Most Adventurous Programming” Awards from Chamber Music America/ASCAP.

Cuarteto Latinoamericano’s members are three Bitrán brothers: violinists Saul and Aron and cellist Alvaro, with violist Javier Montiel. They have recorded more than 100 CDs, including nearly the entire Latin American repertoire for the string quartet. Volume 6 of their Villa-Lobos cycle of 17 string quartets on Dorian was nominated for a Grammy Award and a Latin Grammy for Best Chamber Music Recording. Their albums Brasileiro, works of Mignone (2012), and El Hilo Invisible (2016) won Latin Grammy Awards for Best Classical Album. The work Inca Dances by Gabriela Lena Frank, recorded by Cuarteto Latinoamericano with Manuel Barrueco, won the 2009 Latin Grammy for Best New Latin Composition.

Latin Voices: Celebrating Hispanic and Latino Traditions in Classical and Jazz is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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