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

July 3, 2021, 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. In addition, 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
Woody Guthrie, voice and guitar and Sones de Mexico Ensemble

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

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

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

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

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