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Marta García Renart Pays Tribute to Debussy


By Tim Hazell

El Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez “El Nigromante,” (Bellas Artes) has the pleasure of presenting pianist Marta García Renart in concert on Thursday, November 15, at 8pm, in the Miguel Malo auditorium.

Renart will be performing a tribute to French composer Claude Debussy (1862–1918) to mark the hundredth anniversary of his death. She will be joined by two outstanding classical musicians, violinist Silvia Santamaría and cellist Yalissa Cruz Espino, as part of the Simaya Trio.

Born in México City in 1942, Renart has garnered international acclaim for dozens of yearly concert performances throughout México, an extensive catalogue of original music and her dedication to the many young students whose talents have been nurtured under her guidance since 1986. She has performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall and abroad in Cuba and Central America.

Renart was director of the Massa Coral of the Orfe Catal de México from 1969 to 1980, engendering songs, music for chamber ensembles, piano and theater productions. She was awarded the Compositora con Trayectoria scholarship from CONACULTA, Querétaro in 1993, as well as the 1999 Award for Excellence for her live radio program On Music, Musicians… and Something More.

Renart has participated in numerous festivals, including Guanajuato’s Cervantino. She was resident pianist at the International Chamber Music Festival in San Miguel de Allende from 1985 to 2005, playing with the Fine Arts, Manhattan, Lark, Ying, and Latin American Quartets.

Achille-Claude Debussy is sometimes seen as the first Impressionist composer, although he rejected the term. He was among the most influential musical luminaries of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

He regarded the classical symphony as obsolete and sought alternatives in “symphonic sketches,” such as La Mer. Debussy’s piano works include two books of Préludes and two of Études. The Simaya trio will present a program consisting of his 1915 Sonata for Cello and Piano, the 1917 Sonata for Violin and Piano. After a short intermission, Renart will perform Debussy’s First Trio in G.

This unforgettable November 15 tribute concert is part of a not-to-be-missed Bellas Artes series of performances by Marta García Renart, celebrating her more than 50 years as a concert pianist, award-winning composer and indefatigable teacher. Tickets at 200 pesos for the general public and 50 pesos for students will be available all day prior to the event and at concert time in front of the Miguel Malo Auditorium at Bellas Artes/Centro Cultural “El Nigromante,” Dr. Hernandez Macías 75. For more information, please contact the Bellas Artes office at 152 0289.



By Marta García Renart

Thu, Nov 15, 8pm

Bellas Artes

Hernández Macías 75, Centro

200 pesos for the general public

50 pesos for students

152 0289


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