2018/2019 Season - Shining Night



Las AmÉricas Unidas

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Excerpt from a classic performance of the Missa Criolla, featuring the great tenor Jose Carreras.
(Full performance available here.)


Las AmÉricas Unidas

Featuring Misa Criolla by Ramírez, La Llorona by Héctor Armienta, three Nocturnes by Morten Lauridsen, and Las Américas Unidas by Kirke Mechem.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:00pm
Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 4:00pm
Messiah Lutheran Church
1835 Valota Road
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Masterworks concludes our 55th season with music from throughout the Americas. A mass that will make you want to put on your dancing shoes? Come hear for yourself—the Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramírez is praised for its color and rhythmic energy, and its connection to the culture, language, and music of Argentina. We revisit our season's theme with three Nocturnes by Morten Lauridsen, set to poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, Pablo Neruda, and James Agee. We are delighted to present a premiere of La Llorona, a new commissioned work by local composer Héctor Armienta. Finally, Kirke Mechem's Las Américas Unidas contains both Spanish and English texts echoing each other, as a sweeping tribute to cross-cultural understanding and cooperation.

No te pierdas el concierto Las Américas Unidas: una selección musical del continente americano para cerrar con broche de oro la temporada número 55 del gran coro Masterworks Chorale.  ¿Te gustaría escuchar una misa bailable?  Ven y muévete con la Misa Criolla del compositor argentino Ariel Ramírez.  ¿Sientes orgullo de las tradiciones latinoamericanas? Escucha el estreno de La Llorona, pieza escrita por el compositor mexicanoamericano Héctor Armienta.  Este concierto también incluirá las canciones poéticas Nocturnes de Morten Lauridsen, con letra de los famosos escritores Pablo Neruda, Maria Rilke y James Agee.  Concluiremos con un tributo a la armonía cultural y la cooperación de todas nuestras gentes: Las Américas Unidas de Kirke Mechem.

This concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the
Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

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