Musical Journey through America from North to South: Four-hand Piano Concert
By Eduardo Mora
Travelers are dreamers. Travelers dream of a New Year’s Eve in Times Square, or an autumn’s walk inside the walled city of Quebec. Travelers dream of a night walk through the streets of Buenos Aires, or a night dancing at the waterfront promenade of La Havana. Travelers dream of the day they will have enough time to spend a weekend in Cancun or the Huasteca Potosina. Travelers love to dream, just as dreamers love to travel.
By Mauro Ledesma
Thu, Nov 19, 7pm
When we travel, we discover new flavors, we discover new smells, we discover new realities. When we travel our senses get overwhelmed with the beauty of the scenery, and we can’t help but think that it is impossible to describe what our eyes see. Luckily for us, God created artists, poets, painters, and musicians who can convey all these emotions through art. One of those artists is Mauro Ledesma, a pianist from San Miguel who this year has been recognized by his alma mater, (the University of Colima), as one of its most successful graduates. Another artist is the young pianist Ramsés Peña, who won the first place at the “Parnassos” piano competition in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, two years in a row (2009 and 2010).
Maestros Ramsés Peña and Mauro Ledesma invite us to go on a “Sixty minute musical journey across America from north to south” on November 19. For this journey they have selected the works of composers from Canada (David L. McIntyre), United States (Amy Marcy Cheney Beach), México (Leonardo Velásquez), Cuba (Ignacio Cervantes), and Argentina (Astor Piazzolla). All of these composers have two things in common: they are from the American continents, and their work expresses the love they feel for their countries.
It’s worth mentioning that part of the money from this concert, like the concerts Maestro Ledesma has every year to celebrate his birth date, is to benefit an organization. This year, the organization is Feed the Hungry, which has been tirelessly working since 1984 to feed the most vulnerable sectors of our community. Today, Feed the Hungry offers “a hot, well-balanced meal to 4,000 children in 26 communities, every school day,” but “thousands more are waiting for help.”
Tickets can be purchased at El Sindicato (Recreo 4) or at the restaurant Los Milagros (Relox 17).