Hispanic Arts, Culture & Education 

Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis

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HISPANIC CULTURE, ARTS &  PHYLANTROPIC  UPCOMING EVENTS

PERUVIAN CLASSICAL GUITARIST JORGE CABALLERO IN CONCERT AT THE ETHICAL SOCIETY AT 8PM, ON JANUARY 27, 2018.


A native of Peru, Mr. Caballero comes from a musical family. Jorge Caballero is the youngest musician and the only guitarist to win the Naumburg International Competition Award, one of the most prestigious and coveted awards given to performers of any instrument, and comparable to the Pulitzer Prize for musicians. He is also the recipient of top prizes at the Tokyo International Guitar Competition, the Luis Sigall Competition, the Alhambra Guitar Competition and the First Latin American Guitar Competition. He is known for his dazzling virtuosity, his intense musicality and his spellbinding performances. Widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, Jon Pareles of the New York Times called him a "masterly guitarist" and praised his "meticulous balance and chameleonic timbres."


Mr. Caballero has performed as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the New York Chamber Symphony, the Naples Philharmonic and the Presidential Symphony of Ankara, Turkey, among others. His recital appearances include performances at New York's Alice Tully Hall, the Library of Congress in Washington (in the historic Great Performers Series), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and other venues in the United States and internationally. Recent performances include recitals in France, Germany, Switzerland and the United States.


For more information and tickets, visit http://www.guitarstlouis.net/ 
















CHILEAN SAX PLAYER, MELISSA ALDANA AND HER QUARTET IN CONCERT AT JAZZ AT THE BISTRO FROM MARCH 14 TO 17, 2018.

“She is planting her flag in a sax player’s jazz world that clearly and deservedly belongs now to her.” — JazzTimes

At 24, Chilean-born tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana seemed to come out of nowhere to win the prestigious, hotly contested 2013 Thelonious Monk Competition. She may have been a dark horse, but her captivating sound and bold creative vision have been nurtured by some of jazz’s most insightful talent scouts. Born in Santiago, she was a teenage standout on the Chilean jazz scene when an encounter with Danilo Perez left the pianist so impressed he recruited her for Berklee College of Music. Focusing on improvisation and composition, she studied with heavyweight saxophonists like Joe Lovano and Greg Osby. But her mentors don’t get all the credit for her rapid rise. Her grandfather was a thriving swing saxophonist in 1950s France, and her father competed in the 1991 Monk Competition that launched Joshua Redman’s career. Her style is a straight-ahead / modern jazz.

Two shows per night, 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Tickets $29 Wed to Thu and $34 Fri & Sat. Jazz at the Bistro is located at 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103. For more information or tickets, call (314) 571-6000 or visit: http://jazzstl.org/

CUBAN CLASSICAL GUITARIST, MANUEL BARRUECO, IN CONCERT AT THE ETHICAL SOCIETY ON APRIL 14TH, 2018 AT 8PM. 


The legendary Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry has been continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and a superior and elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts.


His career has been dedicated to bringing the guitar to the main musical centers of the world. During three decades of concertizing, he has performed across the United Sates from the New World Symphony in Miami to the Seattle Symphony, and from the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to New York’s Lincoln Center. He has appeared with such prestigious orchestras as the Philadelphia Orchestra and with the Boston Symphony under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, in the American premiere of ToruTakemitsu’s "To the Edge of Dream." In addition, he appears regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and with San Francisco Performances.


For more information and tickets, visit http://www.guitarstlouis.net/

































MEXICAN CONGA PLAYER PONCHO SANCHEZ AND HIS LATIN JAZZ BAND IN CONCERT AT JAZZ AT THE BISTRO FROM MAY 23 TO 26, 2018.


“As Elvis is to rock and James Brown is to soul, Poncho Sanchez is to salsa…particularly the congas.” –Los Angeles Times

If music were about pictures, percussionist Poncho Sanchez’s music would best be described as a kaleidoscopic swirl of some of the hottest colors and brightest lights to emerge from either side of the border. At any given show, fragments of Latin jazz, swing, bebop, salsa, and other infectious grooves collide and churn in a fiery swirl, with results that are no less than dazzling. Sanchez grew up in a suburb of LA, where he was raised on an unusual cross section of sounds that included straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz, and American soul. Whatever the genre, the mesmerizing array of sounds and colors from Sanchez’s youth have telegraphed across the decades and continue to inform his creative sensibilities to this day. His over 20-year relationship with Concord Records has yielded two dozen recordings, a Grammy Award, and several Grammy nominations. Poncho' style: Latin jazz


Two shows per night, 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Tickets $38 Wed to Thu and $43 Fri & Sat. Jazz at the Bistro is located at 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103. For more information or tickets, call (314) 571-6000 or visit: http://jazzstl.org/


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