2013-2014 Cantigas Concert Season: Music Bridges Between Diverse Traditions

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Rhythm & Song:  Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

2:00 pm, Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Takoma Park Community Center

7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Guest Artist:  Marian Licha, Storyteller

Cantigas celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with this family concert of songs and stories from Latin America in collaboration with Puerto Rican storyteller Marian Licha.  Good for children and adults alike, with lots of audience participation.  FREE and open to the public.

Winter Celebration: Holiday Songs and Parrandas

7:00 pm, Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Bethesda United Methodist Church

8300 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD  20814

Guest Artist:  Strathmore Children’s Chorus,

under the direction of Christopher G. Guerra

Welcome 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!

Connecting Hearts And Minds: Music From The Jewish, Latin American, And Arabic Traditions

Latin American, and Arabic Traditions

7:00 pm, Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Temple Emanuel

10101 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington, MD  20895

Celebrating our mission to unite communities through the transformative power of music, Cantigas will perform songs that capture natural connections in the music from the Jewish, Latin American, and Arabic traditions.

An Ode to Poetry: A Tribute to Pablo Neruda and the World that Inspired Him

7:00 pm, Saturday, June 7, 2014, at The Church of the Epiphany

1317 G Street, NW, Washington, DC  20005

Guest Artist:  Duo Alturas

In the season finale, Cantigas will pay tribute to one of Latin America’s most influential poets of the 20th century, the late Pablo Neruda.  Cantigas will collaborate with Duo Alturas, known for its hallmark combination of classical guitar, charango, and viola.  This concert will feature the Washington DC premier of OCEANA, based on one of Neruda’s poems and written for choir, charango, viola, and guitar by Chilean composer Javier Farías.

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