Boricua Rhythms: Puerto Rico and Its Music

OCTOBER 26-27, 2012
Concert Tickets: $10 General Public, $3 Students
Conference Attendance: $25 includes all activities

The University at Albany's Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latino Studies in collaboration with the Music Department and the Performing Arts Center will be hosting a two-day conference celebrating and examining the rich musical heritage of Puerto Rico. Lecture/recitals, presentations, and panel discussions will deal with diverse topics including performance, composition, folk music, and administration. Puerto Rican composers expected to be present include Roberto Sierra and William Ortiz. Some of the performers presenting include soprano Eva de la O, pianist Ivonne Figueroa, and cellist Annette Espada. Concerts include:

The Art Song in Puerto Rico
Friday, October 26 at 8pm in the Recital Hall
Patricia CayMezzo-soprano Patricia Cay and pianist Max Lifchitz join forces for a recital featuring vocal music by three generations of Puerto Rican composers including Héctor Campos-Parsi, Jack Delano, William Ortiz, and Luis Prado.Max Lifchitz

Puerto Rico's Chamber MusicNarciso Figueroa
Saturday, October 27 at 3pm in the Recital Hall
Violinist Narciso Figueroa and pianist Max Lifchitz offer a recital featuring works by Rafael Aponte-Ledée, Ernesto Cordero, Roberto Sierra, William Ortiz, and Raymond Torres-Santos.

The symposium will coincide with the 20th-anniversary conference of the Puerto Rican Studies Association also being held on the campus of the University at Albany.

For a preliminary schedule of events, please click here. For abstracts, biographies, and concert programs, please click here. For more information, please contact Max Lifchitz at: mlifchitz@albany.edu