The Meadows School will host a free public concert as part of the 2013 PanAmerican Music Festival in Dallas-Fort Worth, a five-day event organized by Eduardo Rojas, Colombian piano virtuoso and Meadows Division of Music accompanist.
The festival was created to “bridge North and South America through the sharing of our cultural and artistic roots and to give a platform to young, up-and-coming musicians, to showcase their extraordinary talents,” says Rojas.
The festival, which brings together leaders of youth music organizations in Colombia and the U.S., will include concerts and educational programs throughout the Metroplex. The Meadows concert will feature the PanAmerican Ensemble, a group composed of Rojas, faculty members of the B Sharp Youth Music program (www.bsharpkids.org), three young musicians from the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Colombia, and award-winning SMU violin student Eleanor Dunbar (’16). Also featured will be Evolution Tango dancers George and Jairelbhi Furlong and acclaimed lyric soprano Sarah Davis, hailed by The New York Times as “a voice with considerable warmth” and by the Boston Globe for her “elusive, delicate, silvery and persuasive” singing. The program will showcase works by American and South American composers, including the tango piece Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla, Hoe Down and Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, Summertime by George Gershwin and art songs by Antonio Maria Valencia, one of Colombia’s most important 20th-century classical musicians. For more information, visit www.panamericanmusicfest.com or contact Eduardo Rojas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PanAmerican Music Festival is sponsored by the Goff Family Foundation, the National System of Youth Orchestras of Colombia (Batuta), the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Colombia, Texas Wesleyan University, the Fort Worth Independent School District, the Ashton Hotel Fort Worth, EL8ED Artists, and through a community partnership with the SMU Meadows Division of Music.