Published: March 28, 2017

MSU College of Music presents Latin IS America

Contact(s): Kathleen Adams College of Music office: (517) 353-9958

The MSU College of Music presents the fifth annual Latin IS America series March 25 - April 17.

Latin IS America demonstrates the blending of Latin American and U.S. cultures by featuring music from Haitian drumming to salsa dancing and from an audiovisual experience to classical strings.

“The series has something for everyone to enjoy as we celebrate how music and art can transcend boundaries, merge cultures and serve as a reflection of the rich diversity that surrounds us,” said James Forger, dean of the MSU College of Music.

In addition to the three remaining concerts, the guest artists will offer workshops, lectures, presentations and composition readings for music students. These events are also free and open to the public.

Latin IS America schedule:

March 31
Performance/Dance with Salsa Verde and pianist Arthur Hanlon
8 p.m., Demonstration Hall Ballroom

Before the concert, Arthur Hanlon will speak about his career path from classical to Latin music at 12:40 p.m. in the Cook Recital Hall

April 8
Khemia Ensemble Concert
8 p.m., MSU Community Music School

April 15
Momenta Quartet lecture recital with musicologist Alejandro Madrid
8 p.m., Cook Recital Hall, Music Building

April 17
Momenta Quartet Concert
7:30 p.m., Cook Recital Hall, Music Building

Momenta Quartet composer readings
9:30 a.m., Room 419 of the Music Building

General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for students with an ID or anyone under 18. Tickets can be purchased online, at the College of Music Box Office, by calling (517) 353-5340 or at the door.

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