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World premier of New Composition at April 15 Concert with Alejandro Santoyo
Alejandro Santoyo will debut a new, original composition inspired by photographs taken be José Galvez at a special concert on Sunday, April 15; he will also perform traditional Latin American folk songs! The concert is free and open to the public.
The NC Museum of History is preparing for a photography exhibit focusing on Latino life in North Carolina. Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina will be on display at the Museum from May 4, 2012–April 28, 2013, and admission to the exhibit will be FREE and open to the public. As part of the exhibit development, the exhibit team is working with some NC Latino musicians to include their music in a compilation CD of ambient music in the gallery. Santoyo's performance will be recorded so that some Latin American folk songs can be part of the exhibit as well.
Santoyo is an international pianist and composer who released his debut solo CD, Elevation, in 2011. He began playing the piano by ear and composing when he was only 7 years old. Santoyo is an active performer, composer, and producer for different projects in the U.S. and internationally. His music has a very special energy that has been described as "moving, gentle, and romantic."
This concert is part of the Music of the Carolinas Series, presented in partnership by the North Carolina Museum of History and PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music. The Music of the Carolinas Series is sponsored by Williams Mullen and the NC Museum of History Associates, with in-kind media support from WLHC & WLQC Life 103.1.
The final two concerts in this year’s series are:
• Ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams – Sunday, May 13, 2012, 3 p.m.
• Bluegrass band GrassStreet – Sunday, June 10, 2012, 3 p.m.
All concerts in this series are FREE and open to the public. Program notes are provided, and large-print program notes are also available. For more information, please visit http://www.pinecone.org or http://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.
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PineCone—the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, is a private, nonprofit, charitable membership organization dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting traditional music, dance and other folk performing arts.