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.
Finishing up Spring 2018!
Mexico City: Past, Present, Future
And our travelers are there in the present!
Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Monday, April 16, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | The Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, 77027
Co-sponsored with World Affairs Council of Houston
Behind the Pages: A Conversation with William Middleton
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
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