Public Events

For Location of Venues, please go to our LAMC 50th Anniversary Conference Map.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

6:30 pm, Lilly Library. LAMC 50th anniversary conference, inaugural event

  • Welcome by Dean Gwyn Richards, opening exhibits and recital. Colin Sorgi, violin, Jooeun Pak, piano. Works by Juan Orrego-Salas, Tania León and Paul Desenne.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

5:00pm, Sweeney HallKeynote address I: Singing Blackness across Borders. Capeyuye and Mascogo Identity in Northern Mexico, Alejandro L. Madrid, University of Illinois, Chicago

7:45pm, Auer Hall—Pre-concert talk with the composers Juan Orrego-Salas, Roberto Sierra and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon.

8:00pm, Auer Hall–New Music Ensemble Concert, David Dzubay, music director.

  • Works by Juan Orrego Salas, Roberto Sierra, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Eugene O’Brien and Silvestre Revueltas

Friday, October 21, 2011

12:00pm, International Center—Friday Concert Series and light lunch-Brazilian Instrumental Music with Almir Côrtes (guitar), Nilton Moreira (flute) & Leandro Barsalini (Percussion)

5:00pm, Sweeney Hall—Keynote address II: Music and Pan Americanism: New Directions in Historiography?” Carol Hess, Michigan State University

6:00pm, Sweeney Hall—Short Video: Juan Orrego-Salas, the LAMC and the Life of a Composer at Indiana University

Saturday, October 22, 2011

4:00pm-5:00pm, Sweeney Hall—Keynote address III: “The Danzón and Caribbean Musical Influences on Early Jazz,” Robin Moore, University of Texas at Austin 

5:00-6:00pm, Sweeney Hall—Session XI: The Interactions of Ragtime and Jazz with Latin American Popular Music Genres, led by Prof. Javier León, Indiana University

6:30 pm-8:30pm, Auer Hall—Recital showcase of  Latin American concert music.

  • Lecture recital, piano. Donna Coleman, Professor of Music, University of Melbourne. “Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Manuel Saumell and Ignacio Cervantes: Ragtime’s missing links.”
  • KAIA string quartet, works by Julian Orbon and Roque Cordero
  • Fred and Marina Harmond, piano duo, works by Alfonso Montecino and Astor Piazzolla

9:30pm, Serendipity Club, 201 S. College Ave. Latin American Popular Music Ensemble, El Taller and special guests, percussionist Michael Spiro and pianist Jovino Santos Neto, with special appearance by bassist Pablo Aslan

Sunday, October 23, 2011

1:00pm, Sweeney Hall—Open Discussion: What is the future of Latin American Music and Latino Music in the USA?

2:00pm, Auer Hall–Latin American Music Center 50th anniversary conference closing concert.

  • Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Carmen-Helena Tellez, director; Kuttner Quartet and Conference Chamber Ensemble.
  • Works by Mario Lavista, Gabriela Ortiz, Ileana Perez-Velazquez, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Gerardo Dirie and Elbio Barilari.

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