Convergence in Nebraska at this year’s Meadowlark Music Festival

 

Cotto and the Dali String quartet rehearsing Puente Trans-Arabico at the Cottonwood Festival.

Cotto and the Dali String quartet rehearsing Puente Trans-Arabico at the Cottonwood Festival.

 

As Guest Composer of the 2010 Meadowlark Music Festival, Ricardo Lorenz curated a program of Latin American music that brought together Philadelphia-based Dali String Quartet and Puerto Rican percussionist/marimba virtuoso Orlando Cotto.  A highlight of the program was the Nebraska premiere of Lorenz’s Puente Trans-Arabico for percussion and string quartet.  Among other works for percussion and string quartet, the program included Lorenz’s arrangements of Cuban dance music as well as a brand new string quartet and marimba adaptation of Orlando Cotto’s Marimba for an Angel.   The festival was hosted between June 12 and 19 at the University of Nebraska Lincoln in conjunction with the Sheldon Museum of Art’s exhibit “Flowers, Lies and Revolution: Contemporary Cuban Art.” The program was repeated at the Cottonwood Festival in Hastings, Nebraska.

Read concert review in the Journal Star

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