Ana Cervantes plays Prelude: Homage to Chopin in Mexico City on October 12

Pianist Ana Cervantes will perform my Prelude: Homage to Chopin in her program GENERACIONES on Sunday 12 October in the Sala Ponce in the Bellas Artes Palace in Mexico City, as part of a Piano Series presented by the National Coordination of Music and Opera.

According to Ana’s Press Release: “The idea is that –just like us– music has its great-aunts, its great-great-grandparents, in short, its forebears. That the music which today is being written –just like us– doesn’t come from nowhere. With that idea I hope to draw some lines of connection as interesting as they will be enjoyable.” The program will consist of the following musical groupings:

• CPE Bach (1714-1788) – Sonata “Prusiana” # en do mayor and Laurie Altman (USA, 1946) – Fuga y solilóquio
• William Byrd (England, 1543-1623) – Pavana “Delight” and Stephen McNeff (UK, 1953) – Pavana (a la manera antigua) para doña Susanita
• Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) – Nocturno Opus 9 #1; Rodolfo Halffter (Spain/Mexico, 1899-1987) – Nocturno: Homenaje a Arturo Rubinstein; and Charles Griffin (USA, 1968) – Preludio: Homenaje a Chopin
• Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – 3 Intermezzi, opus 118 and Arturo Márquez (México, 1950) Días de mar y río

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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