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After Hours: Latina Composers

May 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

The second edition of the much-beloved After Hours program is back, and this time, it is celebrating 11 astounding Latina composers. Russell Thomas, Artist in Residence-turned-host, curated this spectacular special to transport you right to Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba and Peru (without ever leaving your home).

Presented in collaboration with Opera San José and filmed in their new digital media studio, this recital will feature songs by Modesta Bor (1926-1998), María Luisa Escobar (1903-1985), Chabuca Granda (1920-1983), María Grever (1885-1951), Ernestina Lecuona (1882-1951), Ángela Peralta (1845-1883) and Consuelo Velázquez (1916-2005). You’ll also hear works by four contemporary composers: Gabriela Lena Frank (The Five Moons of Lorca, anyone?), Tania León (a BandQuest composer) and Mariela Rodríguez and Irma Urteaga.

Watch, listen, and be amazed by soprano Vanessa Becerra and tenor Carlos Enrique Santelli (who are both alumni of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program), baritones Luis Alejandro Orozco and Efraín Solís, pianists César Cancino and Bryndon Hassman, and guitarist Jose Chuy Hernandez as they take our virtual stage for this can’t-miss performance.

Date & Time: Friday, May 14th at 7 PM CT | 5 PM PT

Learn more on how to watch here.