2012-2013 Cantigas Concert Season: A Cross-Cultural Musical Treasure for the Region

Cantigas presents its 2012-2013 concert season: A Cross-Cultural Musical Treasure for the Region:

Rhythm & Song:  A Latin American Musical Journey 

1:00 pm, Saturday, October 6, 2012, at the Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring
7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
11 am: Introductory Afro-Puerto Rican dance workshop

Guest Artist:  JB Sotomayor and Friends

Join us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this FREE interactive concert featuring traditional music performed by Cantigas, accompanied by JB Sotomayor and Friends, a Puerto Rican percussion ensemble.  Come early at 11am for a fun workshop by JB Sotomayor and Friends, and learn how to dance the Puerto Rican bomba and plena.

Feliz Navidad: A Festive Christmas Serenade

7:00 pm, Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring
7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Guest Artist:  Maryland State Boychoir

Celebrate the holiday season with Cantigas’s most popular concert of the year. Enjoy a festive array of holiday songs from Latin America, Spain, and the US.  Be sure to get your tickets early!

Gypsy Romance:  Songs, Poetry & Castanets of Spain

7:30 pm, Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Bethesda United Methodist Church
8300 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD  20814
Guest Artist:  Carmen de Vicente

A unique concert capturing the enduring passion of Spain through song, poetry, and its signature percussion instrument—the castanets. Repertoire will include the masterful Romancero Gitano by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, for classical guitar, choir, and voice soloists.

Soulful Journeys:  Puerto Rican Choral Music

7:30 pm, Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring
7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Guest Artist:  Cuarteto Rústico

In a grand season finale, Cantigas presents a celebration of contemporary Puerto Rican composers, in collaboration with Cuarteto Rústico, string quartet comprised of local artists with Latin American roots. The concert will feature El Tren, a commissioned premiere by composer  José Figueroa for choir and string quartet, and Lamento Negro by Sonia Morales Matos.