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SoNA Beyond

Voces Latinas (Latinx Voices)

2022-09-18 14:00:00 2022-09-18 15:00:00 America/Chicago SoNA Beyond SoNA Beyond brings Voces Latinas (Latinx Voices) back to the library to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Fayetteville Public Library - Meeting: Event Center

Sunday, September 18
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-09-18 14:00:00 2022-09-18 15:00:00 America/Chicago SoNA Beyond SoNA Beyond brings Voces Latinas (Latinx Voices) back to the library to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Fayetteville Public Library - Meeting: Event Center

Fayetteville Public Library

Meeting: Event Center

SoNA Beyond brings Voces Latinas (Latinx Voices) back to the library to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

The SoNA Beyond series was created to showcase the vast spectrum of possibilities for classical music and to reach audiences in new and innovative ways. Voces Latinas (Latinx Voices) is curated by SoNA musician Raul Munguia (Honduras/USA) and celebrates the vital impact Latinx artists have in culture and our community.

SoNA Beyond - Voces Latinas will take audiences from Mexico through the Andes, highlighting the richness and diversity of classical and traditional repertoire written by Latin-American composers. The performance will feature both pieces that have been under-represented or even unheard as well as more established and well-loved works. Featuring SoNA musicians Duo Capriccioso, South American performing artist and composer Amado Espinoza, and others. Voces Latinas will include treasured time-honored classics as well as contemporary Latinx voices of today.

This concert is co-presented by SoNA and the Fayetteville Public Library in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. 


La serie SoNA Beyond, concebida con el fin de mostrar la vasta gama de posibilidades para la música clásica, y de llegar a las audiencias de formas nuevas e innovadoras, ¡regresa oficialmente con esta función gratuita el 18 de septiembre a las 2 p.m. en la Biblioteca Pública de Fayetteville! El músico de SoNA Raúl Munguía (Honduras/EE. UU.) preparó Voces Latinas (Latinx Voices), una creación que celebra el gran impacto que tienen los artistas latinxs en la cultura y en nuestra comunidad. 


SoNA Beyond - Voces Latinas transportará al público de México a los Andes, destacando la riqueza y diversidad del repertorio clásico y tradicional escrito por compositores latinoamericanos. El espectáculo destacará a un grupo de compositores y su repertorio poco difundido o incluso desconocido, al mismo tiempo que mostrará trabajos más establecidos y afamados. Con la presentación de músicos de SoNA, Duo Capriccioso, el artista y compositor sudamericano Amado Espinoza, entre otros, Voces Latinas celebrará la variada y vibrante música de las Américas. 


Este concierto es copresentado por la Orquesta Sinfónica del Noroeste de Arkansas (SoNA) y la Biblioteca Pública de Fayetteville en celebración del Mes Nacional de la Herencia Latinx. Voces Latinas recorrerá toda una gama de voces latinxs de ayer y de hoy, incluidos clásicos añorados de todos los tiempos y voces latinxs contemporáneas más modernas.



About SoNA Beyond: 

SoNA Beyond showcases the vast spectrum of possibilities for classical music to reach audiences in new and innovative ways. SoNA Beyond presents a variety of concerts, programs, and other creative arts experiences that go beyond the symphony’s annual mainstage season of concerts. The new series features symphony musicians in creative ways, including chamber music performances, outdoor educational concerts, community partnerships, groundbreaking contemporary experiences, and more.  SoNA Beyond rethinks the boundaries of what a symphony can do to innovate the artform, include new voices, and immerse SoNA in the Northwest Arkansas community – to give audiences an expansive view of what classical music is and who it serves.

SoNA Beyond is sponsored by the Walmart Foundation.


About Dr. Raul Munguia & Duo Capriccioso: 

Dr. Raul Munguia is Director of Orchestras and the violin/viola professor at Pittsburg State University where leads the Graduate Orchestral Conducting Program, teaches applied High Strings, Chamber Music, and String Tech courses. Dr. Munguia is a thriving conductor, chamber musician, and orchestral musician who received his Doctoral of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from Texas Tech University. Dr. Munguia holds a Masters in Music from Northwestern State University of Louisiana with emphasis in orchestral conducting and violin performance and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern Mississippi. A strong advocate of music education, Dr. Munguia has served as a clinician, guest conductor, and coach for several District and Honor orchestras in Missouri, Texas, Kansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Honduras. 

Dr. Munguia enjoys an active guest conducting schedule working with orchestras in his native country of Honduras, El Salvador, Chile, and Brazil. Dr. Munguia is also the founder of the first Orchestral Conducting Workshop of Honduras hosting its first edition in January of 2019. At PSU, he also hosts the Pitt State International Conducting Workshop every other year bringing aspiring student conductors from Latin America. Dr. Munguia is also the Music Director and Conductor of the Southeast Kansas Symphony at Pittsburg State University and the PSU Chamber Orchestra.  A passionate proponent for the chamber music genre, Dr. Munguia launched in 2019 his chamber ensemble "Duo Capriccioso" with flutist Denissa Rivas exploring Latin American Repertoire as well as nearly four centuries of rare works and continue to commission new works. Dr. Munguia also founded the Pittsburg Music Festival held annually every summer in the city of Pittsburg, Kansas bringing many local, regional, and nationally renowned artists.  Dr. Munguia serves as the Principal Violist of the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, section-violin of the Fort Smith Symphony, and the Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas. Along with his active orchestral career, his latest commitments as a soloist include the Honduras Philharmonic Orchestra, the Paraguay Symphony Orchestra, the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony, the San Pedro Sula Symphony, among others. He has performed in numerous recitals in the US as well as in Latin America collaborating with artists exploring newly composed works from Latin American composers.


Duo Capriccioso: Flautist Denissa Rivas and violinist Raúl Munguía perform as Duo Capriccioso. This dynamic ensemble performs an eclectic repertoire that includes music from the elegant classical repertoire to the sensual rhythms of Latin American music. Duo Capriccioso gave its inaugural concert in August 2019 at the Bicknell Family Centre for the Arts in Pittsburg, Kansas with pianist Bob Ensor. The name ‘Capriccioso’, meaning capricious, refers to the adaptability of the duo to perform accompanied with piano or guitar, and to the performers playing other instruments such as viola or piccolo, alto flute, etc.

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Arts & Entertainment |

TAGS: | Spanish language | concert | classical music |

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