Latin American Music Center
Celebrating 50 years of research, service and performance, the Indiana University Latin American Music Center (LAMC) will host an international conference devoted to the examination of musical interactions between the United States and Latin America.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Latin American Music Center (LAMC) announces that violinist Colin Sorgi and collaborative pianist Jooeun Pak have won the first Latin American Music Recording Competition, held Jan. 29 and 30, with the final round in Auer Hall. Sorgi is a master's student, studying violin with Professor Jaime Laredo and Pak is a doctoral student, studying piano with Professor Edmund Battersby.
The IU Jacobs School of Music Latin American Music Center (LAMC) plans to celebrate 2011, its golden jubilee year, with a range of public events that will be offered free of charge. The celebration concert series opens Feb. 13 with a Latin Valentine: "Bésame Mucho, the Greatest Latin Love Songs of All Time."
Carmen Helena Téllez, professor in the Jacobs School of Music and the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Tracy M. Sonneborn Award at Indiana University, will be recognized on Nov. 4 in the IU Simon Music Center's Auer Hall. Also recognized will be Sara C. Pryor, professor in the Department of Geography, and Romualdo de Souza, professor in the Department of Chemistry, both of whom have been named Provost Professors.
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes back Grammy Award-winning pianist and nuevo tango specialist Pablo Ziegler from Argentina in a series of town and gown events sponsored by the Latin American Music Center.
Indiana University Bloomington holds more than 560,000 audio and video recordings and film reels, many of which are historically significant, all of which are actively deteriorating. And the window of time to save these materials is closing fast.
The IU Jacobs School's Latin American Music Center (LAMC), in cooperation with the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and the Chamber Orchestra, will present the collegiate premiere performance, in concert, of the chamber opera Ainadamar or Fountain of Tears, by Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov. The performances are free and open to the public.
Jacobs School of Music graduate Erick Carballo has received the 2006-2007 Esther L. Kinsley Ph.D. Dissertation Award, the highest honor for a research document that Indiana University bestows upon a student each year.
Latino culture will be celebrated with food, dancing, interactive activities and more during the ninth annual Festival Latino at Indiana University Bloomington. IU's Latino Cultural Center, La Casa, is the main sponsor for the event. The outdoor festival will take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Dunn Meadow, located at the corner of Seventh Street and Indiana Avenue in Bloomington. The festival, which is free and open to the public, is one of many events scheduled during National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15).
The Latin American Music Center and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies present an interdisciplinary colloquium and premiere performance of La ciudad celeste by composer Juan Orrego-Salas
The following tip sheet provides information about music news and events happening at the Indiana University School of Music. This issue we feature an 85th birthday celebration in honor of Juan Orrego-Salas, founder of IU's Latin American Music Center and champion of Latin American classical music; the U.S. premiere by IU's New Music Ensemble of a composition by famed British composer Harrison Birtwistle; and a glimpse of a "not so ordinary" The Nutcracker as performed by students of IU's Ballet Theater.