March 6, 2006
Performance to showcase world's cultures,
A diverse mix of cultures and languages will be on display
at An Evening of Music and Dance, presented by the Language
Program and Cowell College.
Senior Blaise Hamel, a
cellist with the UCSC Orchestra, will be performing.
The show will be performed at 8 p.m. on March 8 at the Cowell
College Dining Hall.
The first half of the program will be devoted to instrumental
and vocal pieces, including rock, folk, popular, traditional,
Vocal works will include three original pieces, written by
students in Spanish, French, and English. Solos and duets in
Italian, German, and Chinese, as well as a fully staged scene
from Verdi's Falstaff, will be accompanied on the piano by Aura
Barr. Performances on exotic instruments such as the Vilhuela
(from Mexico) and the Shamisen (Japan) will be featured, as
will be works for guitar, flute, piano, and cello.
The focus will be on Latin America in the second half of the
program, with colorful dances from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina,
Uruguay, and Spain. Performances will include flamenco, ballet
folklorico Mexicana, and the tango.
Brenda Barceló, lecturer in Spanish, is coordinating
the dance segment, and Miriam Ellis, lecturer emerita in French,
is the program's producer. Admission is free and open to the
For further information, contact Ellis at email@example.com.