The Latin American Music Center (LAMC) is proud to present its Fifth Annual Latin Valentine concert: Estás en mi corazón… (You belong to my heart). The repertoire was selected from major Latin American zarzuelas, a staged musical theater of Spanish origin, that found a receptive audience in the New World, leading to the development of localized zarzuela traditions. The concert features numbers from Cecilia Valdés, by Cuban Gonzalo Roig; Cofresí by Puerto Rican Rafael Hernández; El castillo misterioso, by Colombian Juan María Ponce de León, and other works by Cuban Ernesto Lecuona.
The Latin American Popular Music Ensemble will be led by special guest conductor Carlos Botero from Colombia. The LAPME will accompany solo and ensemble singers from the Jacobs School of Music, who will enchant the audiences with love stories born from the fusion of folk tales, native music styles, and classical music.
Some of these works are currently being reconstructed in their native countries from their original manuscripts, as musicians and audiences rediscover them after years of historical oversight. The LAMC is presenting new arrangements of these works by Francisco Cortés-Alvarez, Bruno Cabrera, and Guido Sánchez-Portuguez.
Among the special guests for this occasion, the LAMC has invited Spanish pianist and guest faculty Javier Arrébola, and Costa Rican soprano and IU-Alumna Yuriria Rodríguez.
“This is one of the LAMC’s most anticipated concerts, and we are happy that it has become one of our most expected events for the IU and Bloomington community…” said Erick Carballo, director of the LAMC. The LAMC is also very proud to present a genre of music that has never been performed in a major venue at the JSoM.
Estás en mi corazón will be presented on Thursday, February 13th, 2014, at 8:00pm in Auer Hall, providing the Bloomington community with the perfect event for a Latin Valentine evening.