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Mexican, German Musicians to Perform and Teach at UT Nov. 11

Published: November 07, 2012

On Sunday, Nov. 11, The University of Tampa will host a day of musical and educational events with the Symphonic Orchestra of Guanajuato from Mexico and the LUXA 21 trio from Germany, culminating in a concert by the two groups at First Baptist Church of Tampa at 7:30 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public:

  • At 1 p.m. members of the 70-member professional orchestra will teach a master class for UT students who participate in a musical ensemble. The class will focus on chamber music and will be held in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values.
  • At 3 p.m., LUXA 21 will give a concert in the chapel. The program will include Imaginary Islands by Ivan Fedele, Jabberwock by Hebert Vazquez, Vier Stücke Op. 5 by Alban Berg, Sonata by Edison Denisov, Melodie 1.0 by Moritz Eggert and The Riot by Jonathan Harvey.
  • At 5 p.m. orchestra conductor Juan Trigos and other members of the orchestra will hold a Q-and-A session in the chapel. The session will be an open discussion about the music to be performed that evening, the orchestra itself, music in Mexico and other cultural issues regarding Mexico and the orchestra.
  • At 7:30 p.m. the orchestra will give a free concert at First Baptist Church of Tampa, showcasing the masterworks of Mexican composers from the 20th and 21st centuries. The program will include the U.S. premiere of Triple Concerto by orchestra conductor Jose Trigos played by LUXA 21. Other works to be performed include Sinfonietta by Jose Pablo Moncayo, Homenaje a Cervantes by Blas Galindo, Sensemaya by Silvestre Revueltas and Sinfonia India by Carlos Chavez.

The program is sponsored by UT’s Department of Music and College of Arts and Letters, First Baptist Church of Tampa, Plant High School, the Accidental Music Festival in Orlando, the Timucua Arts Foundation Inc., The Bryce L. West Foundation, South Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mexican Consulate of Orlando and other community partners.

For more information, contact Kira Horel, director of orchestral and string studies, at or (813) 257-3762.