LAMC Concert: When one day is not enough to celebrate Valentine’s Day…

The Latin American Music Center is pleased to present “Historia de amor,” a concert of love songs. This voyage through the many facets of passion and romantic affection features the Latin American Popular Music Ensemble and El Taller, and showcases the music of Rubén Blades, Willie Colón, Gloria Estefan, Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, and Silvio Rodríguez, among others. The story of love is told through the genres of nueva canción, salsa, and son cubano from Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, and Puerto Rico, including music by Spanish and Latino songwriters.

The romantic songs create a mosaic that gradually reveals the story of love: It starts with physical attraction and infatuation, passes through disillusion, resignation, and even tragedy, and finally arrives at the realization that this powerful emotion is an essential part of human life and that all experiences should be embraced, learned from, and assimilated. The underlying message is that only after the cycle is completed can the full concept of love be understood.

Carmen-Helena Téllez is LAPME’s artistic director, Espen Jensen its resident music director, and Guido Sánchez-Portuguez its main resident arranger. The concert will also feature arrangements by ensemble members Bruno Cabrera and Francisco Cortés-Álvarez. “Historia de amor” is an educational partnership of the LAMC with the Ivy Tech Community College.

What: “Historia de amor” with the Latin American Popular Music Ensemble and El Taller
Where: Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
When: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public

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