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May 2021

Deep Roots, New Branches – Indomitable Spirit: Music of the African Diaspora in the Americas

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

featuring Antonio Gomez Accompany Americana roots musician and storyteller Benjamin Hunter, anthropologist Monica Rojas, and musician/educator Antonio Gomez as they discuss the creative power of African heritage in shaping the music of North and South America. Discover the African roots of the banjo and learn how New Orleans, New York and Havana are kindred cities. Travel from the Mississippi Delta to Salvador, Brazil as we trace the resilience of African identity to not only endure the tragedies of the slave…

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May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

ACCADEMIA DEL PIACERE Conceived a few months before the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the world, this program by Accademia del Piacere serves as a tribute to its victims as a reminder that much more devastating epidemics and calamities—speaking in social terms—have been commonplace in the world for centuries. The authors of our program knew them intimately: Correa de Arauxo experienced the Atlantic plague in Seville in 1599, where he studied composition with Alonso Lobo, who himself saw the disease pass through Toledo.…

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June 2021

Deep roots, New Branches – Arte & Justicia en Latinoamerica

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

Featuring Antonio Gomez New! This program focuses on the long tradition of Latin American and U.S. Latino artists engaging in social change through music, dance, theater, poetry and visual art. From the Mexican muralist movement to the political critiques of Puerto Rican plena, nueva cancion in Chile, popular theater of the Chicano Movement and politicized reggaeton, we will explore how music ties to social justice struggles. About Tony Born in South Texas to a Chicano activist and an Italian American…

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She Said/He Said

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

CHANTICLEER The complex and emotionally charged dialogue between the sexes is an eternal theme for composers, from the bawdiest of Renaissance Madrigals by Willaert and Monteverdi through standards by Cole Porter, by way of Ravel’s dramatic Trois chansons. In another vein, godliness bestowed upon women is extolled in works by Andrea Gabrieli and Eric Whitacre. She Said/He Said features female voices as diverse as Hildegard von Bingen and Stacy Garrop, German Romanticism from Brahms and Fanny Mendelssohn, and songwriting by…

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