Aperio, Music of the Americas presents Sea Changes - Contemporary Currents in Caribbean Music

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Aperio, Music of the Americas' Sea Changes - Contemporary Currents in Caribbean Music features vocal, solo and chamber works by modern Caribbean and American composers. Popular musical styles ranging from Argentinian tango to American jazz are profoundly indebted to influences emanating from the Caribbean. With its unique blend of African, European and native cultures plus an infectious sense of rhythm and melody, Caribbean musical styles contributed greatly to the development of popular and classical music in the New World.

Aperio's program features composers hailing from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Texas in works that both typify and evoke the region with equal parts nostalgia and daring adventure.

The program includes Robert Avalon's Sextet to Julia de Burgos for soprano, flute, violin, viola, cello and piano; Paquito D'Rivera's Afro, Danzon, Preludio y Merengue for clarinet, cello and piano; Alberto Rodriguez Ortiz's Borikén Araguaca for guitar and percussion; and selections for solo guitar by Leo Brouwer, Antonio Lauro, Rey Montesinos and others.

Performers include Yuri Mari Saenz, soprano; Sergio Pallottelli, flute; Christian Schubert, clarinet; Pei-Ju Wu, violin; Larry Wheeler, viola; Daniel Saenz, cello; Alberto Rodríguez Ortiz, guitar; Ricky Rodríguez Ortiz, percussion; and Michael Zuraw, piano.



Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002


$35 general admission; $25 seniors; $10 students.
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