UW-Superior Music Department recital to highlight piano works of Mexican composers

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior Music Department will host its University Recital Series featuring pianist Hector Landa on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. in UW-Superior’s Webb Recital Hall.

“I am really excited to present a selection of pieces that I have always wanted to play together,” said Landa, assistant professor of music at UW-Superior. “This is a solo piano recital focusing on the work of Mexican composers. The program includes a mix of household names – at least in Mexico – such as Miguel Bernal Jiménez, Alfredo Carrasco, and Alexis Aranda, and worth-discovering gems by composers such as Isaías Noriega de la Vega and José Pomar.”

The audience will be treated to pieces that illustrate the diversity of cultures, ideas, and composition styles. The selections will range from the Mexican Revolution era of the 1910 to the 2010s.

“I want to take my audience on a trip through the history of the Mexican piano repertoire,” said Landa. “I want to bring out the colors and stories, dances, and songs that cannot be easily found outside Mexico.”

Landa has entertained audiences in Germany, Spain, Mexico, Belgium, Switzerland, Iceland, and the United States. His artistic journey is highlighted by his European tour presenting Charles Ives’ “Concord Sonata” in a series of lecture recitals, a concert with Mexican music at the International Music Festival of Siglufjörður, Iceland, and a series of chamber music recitals in Switzerland.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. The Webb Recital Hall is located in the Holden Fine Arts Center, 1805 Catlin Ave.

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