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TWU School of the Arts to host Latino Dance & Music Festival July 17-19

7/8/08

With sidebar listing events


DENTON — The world premiere of a new work by internationally acclaimed composer Ernesto Garcia de León will highlight the Latino Dance and Music Festival, presented July 17-19 by the Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts on the university’s Denton campus.

The July 19 concert of the Latino Dance and Music Festival will feature the premiere of Mr. Garcia de León’s “Fantasia Tropical.”  The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located on Pioneer Circle at Oakland Avenue.  Admission is $5, and tickets are available at the door.  For more information, call (940) 898-3721.

The festival begins Thursday, July 17 with “An Evening of Classical Guitar.”  The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the northwest side of historic Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus.  Carlo Pezzimenti, director of the guitar programs at TWU, Pedro Haley, David R. Tercero, Mitch Weverka, Robin Tercero Montgomery and Oscar Arturo Osorio will perform the works of Mr. Garcia de León and other composers.

Mr. Garcia de León, a composer and guitarist from the Music School of the National Fine Arts Institute in Mexico City, will share the stage with other artists during a recital scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 18 in the Redbud Theater.  This event also is free and open to the public.  Carlo Pezzimenti, Pedro Haley, Dennis Harris, Brian Rowe and Oscar Arturo Osorio also will perform.

The July 19 event begins at 10 a.m. with Mr. Garcia de León in a free informal concert and lecture at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae in Denton.  The composer will perform a short program and talk about Mexican folk and popular music and how it has influenced the classical guitar.

Works by Texas Latina artists Sara Cardona and Maria Teresa Garcia-Pedroche will be on display in the TWU Fine Arts Building throughout the festival.  A free public reception to meet the artists is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., immediately preceding the concert.

In addition to the world premiere of Mr. Garcia de León’s new composition, the event will feature members of the TWU International Dance Company, Enric and Sabine Madriguera, the TWU Guitar Quartet, Oscar Arturo Osorio, Ricky Reeves and John Osburn.

Latino Dance and Music Festival events are supported through the Mid-America Arts Alliance Latino Cultural Project, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Consulado General De México in Dallas, the Denton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Denton LULAC Council #4366.

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SIDEBAR

TWU School of the Arts
Latino Dance & Music Festival
Concerts and Public Events*

Thursday, July 17
— “An Evening of Classical Guitar,” 7:30 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex, northwest side of Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus.  Free admission.

Friday, July 18
— Concert with Ernesto Garcia de León and others, 7:30 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex, northwest side of Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus.  Free admission.

Saturday, July 19
— “Meet the Performer,” informal concert and lecture with Ernesto Garcia de León, 10-11 a.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae in Denton.  Free admission.
— “Meet the Artists,” a public reception to meet Sara Cardona and Maria Teresa Pedroche at visual arts exhibition, 5:30-6:45 p.m., TWU Fine Arts Building, Texas Street and Oakland Avenue.  Free admission.
— “An Evening of Dance, Music and Visual Art” featuring the world premiere of Ernesto Garcia de León’s “Fantasia Tropical,” 7 p.m., Margo Jones Performance Hall, Pioneer Circle at Oakland Avenue.  Admission $5.  Tickets available at the door.

*For more information about these events, call (940) 898-3721.


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Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu
 

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