Thursday, September 27, 2007

SLAM Festival

Presented by Nonsequitur and Washington Composers Forum. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month the Seattle Latin-American Music Festival offers three nights of contemporary music by composers hailing from Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Conceived and organized by pianist Cristina Valdés, the inaugural SLAM festival features composer-in-residence Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez, and some of the Seattle area's most dynamic classical instrumentalists. Read the Seattle Times' preview.

Thursday, September 27; Solo Piano Extravaganza with pianists Amy Rubin, Oksana Ezhokina, Cristina Valdés, Harumi Flesher, and Chadd Merrigan. Program: Astor Piazzolla - Leija’s Game,
Adios Nonino; Egberto Gismonti - Frego; Mauricio KagelA Deux Mains; Mario LavistaSimurg; Tania LeónMomentum; Alberto GinasteraDanzas Argentinas; Roberto SierraPiezas Imaginarias; Orlando Jacinto GarciaOscurecimiento gradual ; Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez - Mano a Mano

Friday, September 28; Seattle Chamber Players with friends Ben Hausmann (oboe), Michael Jinsoo Lim (violin), Matthew Kocmieroski and Rob Tucker (percussion), and Cristina Valdés (piano). Program: Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon - Jácaras; Jorge E. CamposQuartet; Eddie Mora BermudezTwo Portraits; Sergio BarrosoSandunga; ; Carlos Sánchez-GutiérrezM.E. in Memoriam

Saturday, September 29; Electro-Acoustic Works + More Chamber Music with flutist Paul Taub, violist Melia Watras, violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim, viola, piano and electronics ensemble Dúo Juum, and pianist Cristina Valdés. Program: Dúo Juum - i. Instante crónico; ii. La equivocación de una hoja; iii. Tornillos de la memoria; Nicolas Varchausky - The Chapel Sessions; Mario DavidovskySynchronisms No. 9 for violin and tape; Juan PampinNada for viola and live electronics; Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez - Twittering Machines for flute and piano

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