Art Institute Chamber Series: Celebrating Spanish and Latin American Art

Jun 16

2:00 PM

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Intoxicating Spanish and Latin American dance rhythms blaze in energetic interpretations by four contemporary composers. Alberto Ginastera’s Second String Quartet whirls with glowing intensity, while fellow Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla’s Four for Tango is a fiery exhibition of his trademark “nuevo tango.” Metro Chabacano uses traditional Mexican dances to depict a bustling Mexico City subway station. American composer John Zorn, known for his quirky and eclectic works, shares musical snapshots, including an Argentine tango, in Cat O’ Nine Tails. Following the concert, tour works by Spanish and Latin American artists throughout the galleries.


Alvarez Metro Chabacano
Turina La oración del torero
Piazzolla Four for Tango
Ginastera String Quartet No. 2, Opus 26


Winter Quartet

Gina DiBello violin
Qing Hou violin
Danny Lai viola
Katinka Kleijn cello


This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.