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Peter Jay Sharp Theater

FREE tickets available beginning 1/11.

Focus! 2017 | Our Southern Neighbors: The Music of Latin America

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Juilliard's acclaimed Focus! festival returns for its 33rd season featuring a series of six FREE concerts celebrating the vast diversity of Latin American composers and their music. Focus! 2017 samples the immense range and array of composers from Mexico, Central and South America, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. From exciting compositions in the Western modernist traditions, to music inspired by indigenous cultures, Focus! 2017 celebrates the dynamism of our southern neighbors. 

Read Festival Celebrates Latin American Music and Tracing Ginastera's Map in The Juilliard Journal

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Anabella Enrique (Argentina) Cuando la luna descendía a la tierra (When the Moon Dwelled on the Earth) (2016, world premiere)
Andrés Nuño de Buen (Mexico) Dúo (2011-12, US premiere)
German Cáceres (El Salvador) Cartas Interdimensionales (Interdimensional Maps) (2004, world premiere)
Francis Schwartz (Puerto Rico/US) Baudelaire’s Uncle (1980)
Tania León (Cuba/US) Satiné (2007)
Rodolfo Acosta R. (Colombia) En mis sueños aún existen mil futuros (In My Dreams, A Thousand Futures Still Exist) (2001-03, US premiere)
Alejandro Cardona (Costa Rica) Tlenéhatl: Third Notebook (2006, US premiere)
Salsa Nueva: Salsas by today’s contemporary classical composers from Elena Riu’s collection Salsa Nueva (2005). Music by Aldo López-Gavilán (Cuba); Javier Álvarez (Mexico); Hilda Paredes (Mexico/US); Diana Arismendi, Adina Izarra, Alfredo Rugeles, and Alonso Toro (Venezuela); Elena Riu (Venezuela/UK); and Ricardo Lorenz (Venezuela/US)