¡Viva la Música!

(Rochester, NY) – In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Classical 91.5 presents ¡Viva la Música! Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12 Noon. The special explores the rich musical traditions and folk influences that inform classical music compositions from Mexico. Host Jacquie Fuller introduces listeners to notable contemporary Mexican-American performers with commentary from Gilberto Vazquez Valle. Music selections include compositions by Jesús Echevarría, Arturo Márquez, and Eugene Rodriguez, and include performances by Orquestra Mexicana de las Artes, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 

About the Hosts
Jacquie Fuller is Assistant Programming Director for KUTX The Austin Music Experience in Austin, Texas. Before joining KUTX, Fuller hosted a retro music show on Minnesota Public Radio's The Current and taught courses in Chicano music and art at the University of Minnesota.

Gilberto Vazquez Valle is an authority on the folk music of Latin America. He also hosts a weekly radio program called "Encuentro," dedicated to the music, history, poetry and literature of Latin America. His show is broadcast on KFAI, a noncommercial community-supported station in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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