Voices of the Diaspora: Canciones de Cuba at York U.
The thrilling 20-voice Nathaniel Dett Chorale, directed by Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, will present a special concert, “Voices of the Diaspora: Canciones de Cuba“, in partnership with the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University on February 26.
Launching the Chorale’s new ‘Diaspora’ series, “Canciones de Cuba” highlights the contributions of African-Cuban poet, Nicholas Guillen
(1902 – 1989).
The concert will mark the world premiere of three compositions drawn from the poetry of Guillen. The program includes Seis Canciones and Momenade a la Trova, arranged by York University music professor Michael Marcuzzi; Canciones Por Las Americas by Canadian composer Sid Robinovitch; and two pieces by Cuban composer Guillermo Fragoso.
“Voices of the Diaspora: Canciones de Cuba” takes place Wed. Feb. 26 at 8:00 pm in Burton Auditorium, York University, 4700 Keele St. Admission is $35, $25 for seniors, $15 for students, free for children under 12. Tickets are available by calling 416-872-1212 or at the door on the night of the show.
For further information, please call the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, 416-340- 7000.