The MSU College of Music String Quartet

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Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020                5:30-6:00pm                MSU Broad Museum

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The MSU College of Music String Quartet is formed by Daniela Diaz (violin), Anna Khalikova (violin), Gabriela Aboites (viola), Derek Eilert (cello). During the opening reception at the Broad Museum they will play five short pieces by Colombian composer Jesus A. Rey Mariño that have been arranged for string quartet by Adolfo Hernandez before finishing with pieces by Piazzola (Libertango), Ponce (Estrellita), Gardel (Por una cabeza) and Piazzola (Adios Nonino).




Friday, Feb. 14, 2020            8:00-9:00pm             MSU RCAH Theater (Synder-Phillips Hall)

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Utilizing a performance/lecture approach RicanStruction presents a musical journey through the Spanish Speaking Caribbean and other regions of Latin America with significant African-Hispanic presence that provides a historical perspective on how three primary cultural and racial “currents” (African, Spanish & Native American) have influenced present day Latin American music and culture. A significant component of the presentation features a participatory segment for audience members utilizing the Afro Puerto Rican community building tradition of Bomba.

The performance troupe includes its director Osvaldo “Ozzie” Rivera, dancers Celia Benvenutti, Angela Lugo, Sheila Royster, singer/saxophonist Naim Edward as well as percussionists Chinelo Amen Ra, and Enrique Hernandez.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to catch RicanStructure perform live at MSU!


Salsa Verde!

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Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020               10:00-12:00am                 Lansing Brewing Company

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Salsa Verde was founded in 2008 for students to practice and perform Afro-Cuban music. Over the past years, we have played concerts, dances, festivals, recitals, benefits, cultural events, and outreach throughout Michigan. Salsa Verde performs songs by Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Gloria Estefan, Wayne Gorbea, Poncho Sanchez, Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony, Isaac Delgado, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and others, with many of the works original arrangements by Salsa Verde. The members of Salsa Verde are students and faculty of the MSU College of Music.