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Concerts from the Library of Congress: Pick of the Week

Week of June 4, 2021

Introduction

This Pick of the Week features the 2020 Founder's Day virtual performance of the Mexican Tambuco Percussion Ensemble. “Tambuco is versatility, originality and virtuosity in a musical communion that describes and celebrates our diversity and unites the ancestral origin of percussion with the future of musical languages.” —Ricardo Gallardo, Artistic Director

Four of the world’s very top percussionists, the Tambuco players are masters of both contemporary and vernacular styles. “Mesmerizing creativity…subtle and forceful artistry…,” comments Gramophone, “ the members of Tambuco are chameleons on dozens of instruments.” Touring the globe for a quarter century, the quartet is sought after by partners like Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil for projects like the orchestra’s special centennial commission from Gabriela Ortiz. Don’t miss their breathtaking performance for the Library’s annual Founder’s Day concert, coming to us from their studio in Veracruz, Mexico.

Pick of the Week - June 4, 2021

Founder's Day Tambuco Percussion Ensemble (performance date: October 30, 2020)

Ricardo Gallardo | Alfredo Bringas | Raúl Tudón | Miguel González

Program

HÉCTOR INFANZÓN

El Devenir de la Noche

JORGE CAMIRUAGA

Cuarteto en Chico

LEOPOLDO NOVOA

Sábe cómo e’

RAÚL TUDÓN

Soundscape

CLAUDIA CALDERÓN

Prismas

JOSÉ LUIS CASTILLO

Estudio Geométrico #1

JAVIER ÁLVAREZ

Metro Chabacano

 

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Conversation with the Artist (event date: October 30, 2020)

Members of the Tambuco Percussion Ensemble and Claudia Morales of the Library's Music Division discuss the music of Ibero-American composers presented in the Founder's Day virtual program, including Hector Infanzón, Jorge Camiruaga, Javier Álvarez, Leopoldo Novoa, Raúl Tudón, Claudia Calderón, and José Luis Castillo.