Esta Tierra Es Mi Tierra: Latino Composers Reflect on the American Experience

July 1, 2017, 7:00 pm

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Both, US born Latino composers and composers that migrated from Latin America have written music reflecting the American experience in all its nuances.  On this episode of Fiesta, we will share music about the immigrants’ journey and life in the United States. And our host, Elbio Barilari, will speak about his own experiences coming to America as well as other Latino composers who have made the US their home.  Come celebrate Independence Day with us… Latino style!


This Land is Your Land, by Woody Guthrie (Excerpt)
Woody Guthrie (guitar and voice)

This Land is Your Land, by Woody Guthrie (Excerpt)
Sones de Mexico Ensemble

Pacific Serenade, for Clarinet and Strings, by Miguel del Aguila
Gary Gray (clarinet), Pacific Serenade Ensemble

Oh Yemanjá, by Tania León
Dawn Upshaw (soprano), The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, David Zinman (conductor)

In Motion: The Power
Son Sonora Voices & Ensemble, DanceBrazil Percussion, Tania León (conductor)

El Muro, by Ricardo Lorenz
University of Michigan Symphony Band, Michael Haithcock (conductor)

Borikén, by Roberto Sierra
Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Maximiano Valdés (conductor)