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Young violinist Alan Snow talks about Mexico on Fiesta, June 2019

May 31, 2019

Alan Snow
Credit Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra

Alan Snow was appointed Concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and first violinist of Eykamp String Quartet at University of Evansville in June of 2018. As a member of the Chicago Panamerican Ensemble, Alan recorded an album titled, “Voices of Mexico Past and Present,” and subsequently toured the US and Mexico with the program. In addition, Alan and pianist, Joanne Chang won the 2016 Latin American Music Center Recording Competition through Indiana University and released another album of Mexican music titled, “Dialogos.”

6/6          Piazzolla and the Guitar
Astor Piazzolla was a composer and a bandoneon player (the tango accordion). However, he
loved the guitar, he and was an expert writer for that instrument. Fiesta will share some of these
great pieces including the beautiful Double Concerto for Bandoneon and Guitar.
6/13        Latin American Living Composers
Some of the most fascinating living composers are coming from Latin America. Composers
such as Leo Brouwer, Esteban Benzecry, Miguel del Águila, Enrico Chapela, Ricardo Sierra and
Tania León among some of the most talented. Fiesta will review beautiful and harmonic music
from the 21st century.
6/20        Baroque Music from the New World
The music written and performed in Latin America during the Colonial period (16th to early 19th
centuries) has become more popular in recent years. However, even before those treasures were
rediscovered, several composers from the region showed their interest in exploring the strong
connections between Spanish (and European) music from the past and Latin American music. This
was also expressed in the multiple similarities with early and baroque music one can find in Latin
American folk music.
6/27        Mexican Violin
Host Elbio Barilari sits down with young Chicago violinist Alan Snow. They will speak about
some of the great composers of the violin from Mexico and Mr. Snow will perform for us in
WFMT’s Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio!