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¡Música del Corazón! 10th Anniversary Celebration. John Donald Robb, Jr. Memorial Concert

November 19, 2023

3:00 pm

Música del Corazón celebrates its tenth anniversary with our favorite performers in the Nuevoméxicano tradition with Nueva Luna, a conjunto featuring Lara Manzanares, Rob Martínez, and Felix “Gato” Peralta, with special guest Jordan Wax, the founder of Lone Piñón. Two emerging ensembles join us: A new mix of Jarocho musicians under the leadership of the renowned Laura Rebolloso, and UNM’s Mariachi Lobo directed by Robert Lucero, Jr., with ethnomusicologist Adolfo Estrada.

Free Community Event.

2:00 pm: ABQ Journal Theatre lobby
*Box Office Opens: NHCC requests all audience members obtain a free ticket before entering the theatre
*Visit the John Donald Robb information table and meet members of the Robb Trust Board

2:45 pm: ABQ Journal Theatre stage
*Pre-concert talk with scholars Carmella Scorcia Pacheco, Adolfo Estrada, and Enrique Lamadrid

3:00 pm: ABQ Journal Theatre stage
*Nueva Luna featuring Lara Manzanares, Felix “Gato” Peralta, and Rob Martinez, with special guest Jordan Wax, founder of Lone Piñon
*Laura Rebolloso and Friends*Robb Award presented to John Truitt, music educator, composer, Flamenco guitarist, woodwind specialist*UNM Mariachi Lobo directed by Robert Lucero, Jr. with Adolfo Estrada

Over the past decade, we marveled at the persistence and genius of traditional music as it recalls the past, adapts to the present, and shapes the future. Música del Corazón explores foundational genres of the romancero and cancionero, from Medieval ballads to Revolutionary corridos, Baroque and contemporary fandangos. We remember the hybrid music of Indo-Hispano rituals and that of Sephardic, Moorish, and Christian spiritualities. We revel with the beloved musical “stepchildren” of New Mexico – Flamenco, Mariachi, Jarocho, and Afro-Caribeño. We honor musical families and revivals facilitated by teachers and scholars and have invited musical groups of every size. It will be hard to sit still as we indulge ourselves, as we stand up for dance, the embodiment of music in all its forms.

Presented by University of New Mexico John Donald Robb Musical Trust and National Hispanic Cultural Center

Poster art: “La Fiesta de la Abundancia del Brillante” by Jim Vogel ©2023 used with permission of the artist

The UNM John Donald Robb Musical Trust supports the music and musical legacy of John Donald Robb, furthers his inspiring commitment to education and advances the understanding of the music of the Southwest.

robbtrust.org • facebook.com/UNMRobbMusicalTrust • unmrobbtrust@unm.edu

  • Empty seats and tickets not picked up by 2:40 pm will be released to people waiting to attend. Please come early to claim your seat.

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November 19, 2023
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Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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