Cuarteto Latinoamericano to perform at Oswego

Cuarteto Latinoamericano, known worldwide as the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet, will perform Wednesday, March 21, at SUNY Oswego as part of the Ke-Nekt Chamber Music Series.

The concert spotlighting music of Costa Rican, Venezuelan, Mexican and Brazilian composers will start at 7 p.m. in Sheldon Hall ballroom.

Cuarteto LatinoamericanoJuan F. La Manna, associate professor of music at SUNY Oswego, will play both host to Cuarteto Latinoamericano and accompany them on piano.

“We met in school, at Indiana University,” said La Manna, who worked for several years to arrange this musical reunion. He will accompany the award-winning ensemble in “Divertimento” by Gonzalo Castellanos Yumar, another of La Manna’s professional acquaintances, who served as conductor of the National Symphony of Venezuela during La Manna’s time there.

Additional selections will feature Costa Rican composer Alejandro Cardona’s “Echu,” Mexican composer Domingo Lobato’s “Quartet in G” and the works of two Brazilian composers, Francisco Mignone’s “Three Pieces for Quartet” and Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “String Quartet No. 5.”

Tickets priced at $15 ($12 for seniors ages 62 and over and SUNY Oswego faculty and staff; $6 for SUNY Oswego students) are available at all SUNY Oswego box office locations, online at and by phone at 315-312-2141.

Parking is free in campus lots for those attending this performance. Those with disabilities needing assistance should contact 315-312-2141 in advance.

As with all Ke-Nekt concerts, SUNY Oswego’s Artswego and music department have worked with area schools to arrange for Cuarteto Latinoamericano to teach and perform. Venues for the quartet’s residency include a performance at Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School on March 19, a master class and performance at Oswego Middle School on March 20, a performance at Oswego High School on March 20 and an informance for SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff on campus March 21.

Tarandi Foundation provides financial support for residency programs in the Oswego and Fulton city school districts. Ke-Nekt is supported by the college’s student arts fee and Auxiliary Services.

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(Posted: Mar 02, 2012)

Tags: music, ke-nekt, artswego