An Intimate Concert of Modern and Contemporary Music of Mexico

Tuesday, January 23, 6:30–8:00 p.m. | Private residence; address will be given to subscribers.

Pianist Michael Zuraw will introduce listeners to a sampling of works by Mexican composers Gerardo Támez, Mario Lavista, Arturo Márquez, Gabriela Ortiz, and Manuel Ponce. He will perform with Alejandro Montiel, guitar, and Daniel Saenz, cello.

Michael Zuraw founded Aperio–Music of the Americas in 2006 to promote contemporary and new music by composers from the New World. A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Illinois, and Carnegie Mellon University, Zuraw earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He is currently on the faculty of St. John’s School and teaches for the American Festival for the Arts.

Daniel Saenz has performed and presented master classes throughout South America, Mexico, and the USA. A graduate of Rice University and the Eastman School of Music, Saenz is the associate professor of cello at Sam Houston State University School of Music and is a member of the Kolonneh String Quartet.

Alejandro Montiel performs throughout the United States, Mexico, Spain, and Italy. He holds graduate degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Texas. In addition to performing, arranging, and recording, Montiel directs the guitar programs at Sam Houston State University and Lone Star College.



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An Intimate Concert of Modern and Contemporary Music of Mexico
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
$35 single session
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