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ASU School of Music presents ¡Un Saludo Musical a México!


The ASU School of Music presents Jeff Nevin, mariachi expert and ASU alumnus, and his group Mariachi Champaña Nevin for the ¡Un Saludo Musical a Mexico! concert on Oct. 8.


Photo courtesy of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

September 09, 2010

Who
The ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts welcomes special guests Jeff Nevin, mariachi expert and ASU alumnus, and his group Mariachi Champaña Nevin. The school partners with Mexico Cónsul General Lic. Victor Manuel Trevino Escudero and Latino Perspectives magazine to present this mariachi celebration.

What
In partnership with the Mexico Cónsul General Lic. Victor Manuel Trevino Escudero and Latino Perspectivesmagazine, the ASU School of Music presents ¡Un Saludo Musical a Mexico!

The Oct. 8 concert held at ASU Gammage features traditional mariachi music and classical compositions from world-renowned composers. The concert celebrates Mexico’s Bicentenario de la Independencia and 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.

The ASU Orchestra and Symphonic Chorale team up with special guests Jeff Nevin, mariachi expert and ASU alumnus, and his group, Mariachi Champaña Nevin. Nevin and his group perform Nevin’s concerto, Pasión Mexicana with the ASU Orchestra.

The ASU Symphonic Chorale joins the orchestra for a special performance of James DeMars’ cantata, Tito’s Say. DeMars is an ASU School of Music professor and an Arizona Governor’s Arts Award-winning composer. Latino Perspectives magazine called DeMars’ recent opera, Guadalupe, Our Lady of the Roses, “a milestone in the history of contemporary music.” Alberto Rios, a Latino Literary Hall of Fame award recipient and ASU Regents’ Professor of English, wrote the poem DeMars used for the text of his cantata.

Rounding out the concert event, the orchestra performs the seldom-heard masterpiece Sinfonia India, by Mexican composer Carlos Chávez, and American composer Aaron Copland’s, El Salon Mexico.

This special concert also includes local artisans presenting their crafts, and a special display of mariachi history, costumes and instruments.

Nevin directs a free, pre-concert workshop for local music teachers and college and high school students aspiring to perform mariachi music Oct. 7.

Where
ASU Gammage is located on Mill Avenue and Gammage Parkway in Tempe.

When
Oct. 8, 7:30–9 p.m., ¡Un Saludo Musical a México! performance

Oct. 7, 4:30–6 p.m., free, pre-concert workshop for local music teachers and college and high school students with Jeff Nevin. To pre-register, please contact: adrienne.goglia@asu.edu.

Cost
Tickets are $8.50–$15.50. For tickets, call ASU Gammage at 480.965.3434, or visit asugammage.com.

Public Contact
ASU Gammage Box office, 480.965.3434

The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is ranked 19th in the country and eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. More than 100 music faculty artists and scholars work with approximately 800 music majors each year in research, performance and scholarly activities. It presents approximately 700 concerts and recitals each year. To learn more about the School of Music, visit music.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Neysa Grzywa
ASU Herberger Institute
School of Music
480.727.6222
Neysa.Grzywa@asu.edu