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¡Música del Corazón!—Aventuras musicales: Spain, Mexico, New Mexico

November 5, 2017

12:15 pm—Pre-concert lecture
1 pm—Concert

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before performance
New Mexico folk traditions, old and new, take center stage during an afternoon of captivating music as the University of New Mexico’s Robb Musical Trust and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present their annual celebration of traditional Nuevo Mexicano music, ¡Música del Corazón!

On the wings of melody, rhythm, and poetry, ¡Música del Corazón! concerts, featuring new groups and different traditions each year, tell us as much about our past as about our future. The concerts honor the contributions of John Donald Robb, Sr., former dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts and a recognized music pioneer, and are dedicated in memory of his son, John Donald Robb, Jr., a driving force in the development of the Robb Musical Trust. The 2017 concert is also dedicated to Priscilla Robb McDonnell, sister of John D. Robb, Jr. It is preceded by an informative pre-concert lecture by concert curator Enrique Lamadrid.

This year’s concert commemorates Nuevo Mexicano roots in the musical contexts of Mexico and Spain, in keeping with the vision of the Robb Musical Trust. Featured performers are:
• Lone Piñon, a lively string conjunto equally at home with the tunes of the bailes nuevomexicanos, the huapangos of Mexico’s Huasteca region, the sones abajeños of the state of Michoacán, and the music of the borderlands;
• Tomás Lozano and his Alburquerque group ¡Viva la Pepa!, celebrating our deepest Iberian heritage with the ancient romance ballads still sung in the upper Rio Grande, and the unusual instruments that once accompanied them;
• Frank McCulloch, returning with his Amigos to explore more of his vast regional repertoire of songs and ballads, charting how Mexico has always inspired the New Mexican musical imagination;

For more information, please contact the Robb Musical Trust at 505-277-8967 or admin@robbtrust.org.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before performance

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!


November 5, 2017
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