Fiesta! Latin American Music for All Ages
FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENING OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC, PUPPETRY, STORYTELLING AND MORE FEB. 15TH
Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts are pleased to present a family-friendly event of music, storytelling, puppetry, and more! The Superior Wind Symphony will perform a concert of original Latin American music by celebrated Guatemalan composer Raúl López Colibrí. The compositions are arranged by Michigan Tech's Director of Bands Mike Christianson with children’s choir direction by Dr. Amanda Plummer. The show doesn’t stop there—Local poet, formerly of Guatemala, Hugo Gordillo will present his collection of children’s poetry on which the music was based, in a pre-concert party hosted by Hugo Gordillo and Christ Alquist, with crafts, storytelling, and more fun, in the Rozsa lobby, making this truly an event for the whole family. Poems and children’s stories will be read in both Spanish and English, and the entire evening will be the culmination of work by poets, Spanish language professors, theatre and fine art professors, and local and Guatemalan poets, writers, artists, musicians, and students. International collaborators include: Raúl López Colibrí, Mike Christianson, Hugo Gordillo, Lisa Gordillo, Patricia Helsel, Christopher Plummer, Amanda Plummer, Leyre Alegre, and the Superior Wind Symphony. The pre-concert “fiesta party” begins at 6:15 PM on Saturday, February 15th, and the concert begins at 7:30 PM. There will also be a live shadow-puppet performance during the concert presented by Patricia Helsel.
View the Program here
Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931