Explore Peru’s rich history and culture through its songs, dances, and chamber music in this concert for string quartet and voice! Hear the yearning of oppressed miners seeking freedom as Peruvian tenor Luis Galvez sings the original version of “El condor pasa” by Daniel Alomía Robles. Learn how Chabuca Granda combined European, Andean, and – controversially – African influences and hear her vals criollo, or “Creole waltz,” titled “La flor de la canela” (“The Cinnamon Flower”), a beautiful and timeless classic. Hear the longing of Peruvians abroad yearning for their homeland in César Míro’s “Todos vuelven” “Everybody Returns”). Learn about the Afro-Peruvian song and dance Hatajo de Negritos, a Christian spiritual tradition that sustained spirits and fostered hope and resistance to slavery. Works by Armando Guevara Ochoa, Sadiel Cuentas, Kike Pinto Cárdenas, and more round out an exciting and uplifting program!
With Luis Galvez, voice; Caitlin Edwards and Rasa Mahmoudian, violins; Jay Pike, viola; and Tom Clowes, cello.
This event is free and open to the public.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.