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Eastern to Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Danielle Couture

Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's music program will present "The Music of Latin America and Spain"--a series of three events--on Oct. 11-12 to honor Hispanic Heritage Month.

The student brown bag recital will take place at noon on Oct. 11 in Shafer Hall Auditorium. The concert will feature music students performing works by composers from Latin America and Spain. Bring your lunch and join us for this informal concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Guest lecturer Diana Sáez will present "Choral Music of Latin America" at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the Student Center Theatre. This interdisciplinary lecture will focus on the development of choral music in Latin America and Sáez's own experiences in using music to strengthen communities and bridge gaps in cultural understanding. The lecture will be followed by a reading session of repertoire appropriate for choirs of varying levels of ability. The event is free and open to the public.

The faculty recital "Ritmo y Melodía: The Music of Latin America and Spain" will take place at 3 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the Shafer Auditorium. Faculty artists include Rebecca Calissi, piano; Jeff Calissi, marimba; Okon Hwang, piano; Eric Ouellette, piano; Emily Riggs, soprano; and David Ballena, piano. The program will involve audience members as a celebration of the rich folk song tradition of Latin America. This event is free and open to the public.

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