Saturday December 12 at 5pm

Dec 12 5:00 pm

Music Matters YouTube: Building Bridges ~ Vintage Music of Latin America

Irresistible piano gems by Ernesto Nazareth, Sebastián Yradier, Ignacio Cervantes Kawanagh, Moacyr Braga, Juan José Castro, Juan Miguel Sepúlveda, Macario Gonzáles, Ernesto Lecuona, and Chabuca Granda

Recorded in session at La Grua Center and aired on our YouTube channel. A private link to the concert will be shared with ticket holders approximately 2 hours prior to the start of the event, and again 15 minutes before the start of the event.

Pianist Jacqueline Schwab plays the fetching, rhythmically captivating repertoire that propelled Latin American piano music into the hearts and consciousnesses of five generations of music lovers. Out of Nazareth emerged Joplin's piano rags. The others contributed to the tsunami of tango and popular South American music that swept across the Americas, Europe, and the world for a century. Naïve beauty, profound harmonic sophistication, propulsive rhythms of surprising subtlety — this music has it all. You already know Jacqueline Schwab from the scores of the films by Ken Burns. Hear what this astonishing musical poet says on her own, on this, her first return recital for Music Matters.

Join us online on Saturday afternoon, December 12, 2020, to experience fresh, vibrant pianism, an entire continent's homage to Latin dance, and irresistible compositions whose sultry appeal stays with us a long, long time.

We're shooting our virtual 2020-2021 season in natural light and with rich, sumptuous audio. Enjoy affordable ticketed viewing of each new show, while all the earlier episodes remain on La Grua's well-stocked YouTube channel for your enjoyment.   

Tickets $10. Click here to purchase


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