Benefit concert for Children’s Art Foundation
By Guillermina Fonseca
On Sunday, June 1, at 6:30pm, a piano and flute concert will be held at Auditorio Miguel Malo, in Bellas Artes. The proceeds of the concert will benefit Children’s Art Foundation, the art program for children from marginalized and rural communities of San Miguel de Allende. The box office will be open 30 minutes before the concert.
Concert of piano and flute
Marta García Renart and Mara Tillett
Sun, Jun 1, 6:30pm
Hernández Macías 75
Marta García Renart, piano
García Renart has been listening to music practically since before she was born and began playing and practicing at six with great passion. In the beginning, Elizabeth Hartmann taught her the G major key. She learned music theory and technique from the beginning, encouraged by Angelina Renart, Samper, Agea, Michaca, Flavigny, Sokoloff and Serkin. She has received national awards and scholarships. She likes music from the 15th century as well as contemporary music, as long as it is noncommercial and has been composed with the heart and a good ear. She has played in the US, Cuba, El Salvador and in all the states of Mexico.
Mara Tillett, Flute
From an early age Mara Tillett began her musical studies in conjunction with dance. In 1992 she was awarded a scholarship to pursue a degree in arts at Bard College in New York. In 1996 she received a bachelor of arts degree from that institution. This experience gave her the opportunity to develop in a multidisciplinary way, linking instrumental performance with theater, dance and the humanities. She studied dance with Leonore Latimer, Albert Reid, Robert Wood and Jean Churchill, Aileen Passioff and Susan Osberg. She has participated in international workshops for dancers offered by the National Ballet of Mexico, taking courses with Miguel Lopez and Wally Cardona. Currently Tillett practices at the Conservatory of Dance with teachers Mercedes Limón and Guillermo Maldonado and teacher Cristina Aguirre, in flamenco. She has remained active in teaching both children and adults and has given flute concerts in various states.
The program will consist of works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Debussy Achilles, Francis Poulenc, Marta García Renart, Enrique Santos, Camille Saint-Saëns, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Ignacio Cervantes.