Latin American Music Celebration Concert 9/22/22


THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2022  •  8 P.M.

The Ohio State University School of Music
Weigel Auditorium

Fábio Cury, bassoon
Guilherme Pozzi, piano
Giba Conceiçao, tambourine

Co-sponsored by The Center for Latin American Studies


David M. Hedgecoth
Associate Director, Chair of Undergraduate Studies
Coordinator, Latin American Music Celebration Concert

The audience is asked to stand for the National Anthem.

Himno Nacional del Perú (1821)
José Bernardo Alcedo (1788–1878)

Luke Bigham, trumpet

Libertango (1974)
Astor Piazzolla (1933–1990)

Sam George, guitar
Sean O'Brien, euphonium

Baião (ballad) from suite Brasileira (2016)
André Mehmari (b. 1977)

Fábio Cury, bassoon
Guilherme Pozzi, piano
Giba Conceiçao, tambourine

Histoire du Tango pour Quatuor de Saxophones (1900)
Astor Piazzolla
transcr. Claude Voirpy

II. Café 1930
I.  Bordel 1900


Cooper Greenlees, soprano saxophone
Brennan Colvard, alto saxophone
Zach Langbein, tenor saxohone
Colin Fogerty, baritone saxophone

Ritmica No. 5 and 6 (1930)
Amadeo Roldán (1900–1939)

Percussion Ensemble
Scott A. Jones, conductor
Donna Brown
Nick Dye
Logan Gardiner
Matt Hanson
Emmie Hess
Ben Kerger
Hannah Moore
Tres Perkins
Erin Rybinski
Sam Sherer
Kyle Thomas
Dallas Carpenter, double bass


México Mágico (2016)
Rubén Flores (b. 1969)

Flute Troupe
Katherine Borst Jones, director

Arianna Bendit
Lexi Biondo
Noah Breitenbecker
Jhon Fajardo Arguello
Austin Frias
Megan Gaskill
Sofia Geelhood
Allie Gerckens
Shang Jiang
Ray Johnson
Danica Lipp
Jonathan Mitchell
Lauren Parrett
Corrina Pohlman
Kayla Reid
Grace Reven
Katherine Sharp
Braden Stewart
Devin Zdanowicz

El Tamalito (1981)
Andrés Soto (b. 19—)

Mónica Giusti, guitar
Distinguished Professor
College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science


Barro tal Vez (1982)
("Clay Perhaps")
Luis Alberto Spinetta (1950–2012)

Latin Jazz Combo
Anabella Petronsi, vocals
Luke Hinterschied, flute
Ivan Murray, trumpet
Brendan Akins, trombone
Isabel Burgos, trombone
Brianna Heath, trombone
Ben Konsker, baritone sax
Logan Cronenwett, guitar
Drew Powell, piano
Harrison Stenzel, piano
Ryan Armstrong, bass
Andrew Theiss, drums
Joshua Sommers, percussion

Ahí viene el chino
Ernesto Lecuona (1895–1963)

Joropo Venezolano
Moisés Moleiro (1904–1979)

Orlay Alonso, piano

Maldigo del Alto Cielo (1966)
("I curse the high heaven")
Violeta Parra (1917–1967)
arr. Andres Pilar (b. 1981)

The Andes Heavy Metal Project
Anabella Petronsi, vocals, director
Luke Hinterschied, flute
Ben Syme, clarinet
Connor Kanady, tenor sax
Chris Cortesse, guitar
Tristan Collins, bass
Drew Powell, piano
Jakob Stephens, percussion

Batuqueiro (2012)
Giba Conceiçao (b. 19—)

Giba Conceiçao, percussion

Danzón #2 (1994)
Arturo Márquez (b. 1950)

Wind Symphony
Russel C. Mikkelson, conductor

Meagan Gaskill
Katie Sharp

Meagan Gaskill *
Arianna Bendit
Katie Sharp
Sofia Geelhood
Jonathan Mitchell
Lexi Biondo
Allie Gerckens
Braden Stewart

Oboe/English Horn
Michael Rueda *
Lauren Kowal
Claire Rottman

Dylan Tharp *
Isaiah Heyman

E-flat Clarinet
Kaleigh McGee
Destiny Malave

Kaleigh McGee *
Jiaqi Liu
Destiny Malave
Louis Maligaya 
Maddy Brickner
Danny Hong 
Eli Johnson 
Rohit Kolluri
Peter Breckenridge
Lily Tropple

Bass Clarinet
Marco Rojas
Katie Lowry

Contrabass Clarinet
Jiaqi Liu 

Alto Saxophone
Frankie Wantuch *
Austin Spillman

Tenor Saxophone
Cooper Greenlees

Baritone Saxophone
Colin Fogerty

Brittany White *
Brian Walsh
Ben Moloci
Cheng Peng
Abbey Burger

Luke Bingham *
Julia Moxley
Benjamin Guegold
Vanessa Rivera
Connor McMullen 
Matt Pileski
Eric Luman
Hunter DeWitt

Charlotte Stefani *
Tristan Miller
Alex Myers

Bass Trombone
C. J. McGhee

Sean O’Brien *
Gareth Whelan
Davis Aho

Bradley Krak *
Jake Blevins
Cameron Reinbolt

Sam Sherer *
Ben Kerger
Tres Perkins
Matt Hanson
Kalie Dawson
Justin Monroe

Double Bass
Jimmy Perera

Pufan Wang

Nathan Hay

* denotes principal

Guest Artists

Luiz Guilherme Pozzi, piano, graduated from the State School of Music and Fine Arts in Curitiba, Brazil, where he was taught by the Russian pianist Olga Kiun. Soon after, he took his Diplom–Musiker at the Superior School for Music from Freiburg, Germany, under the supervision of Felix Gottlieb. In Austria, Pozzi finished his post-graduate studies with honors under Alexander Satz. The pianist holds a master’s degree in music performance from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and a DMA at the University of São Paulo (USP). Recently Pozzi finished his post-doctoral research project on Beethoven Tempo Flexibility, also at the University of São Paulo. His debut CD, recorded live with sonatas of Brahms and Liszt won the 26th Brazilian Music Award — the most important recording prize in Brazil. Luiz Guilherme Pozzi teaches piano and chamber music at the São Paulo State School of Music, holds the piano professor chair at the Santa Marcelina faculty, and teaches piano and chamber music at the University of São Paulo (USP). His pupils have collectively won more than a hundred prizes and distinctions in national and international music contests.

After graduating from UNICAMP under the guidance of Professor Paulo Justi, Fábio Cury, bassoon, joined the solo performance class of Prof. Klaus Thunemann at Hannover Musikhochschule. With a Master in Arts from UNICAMP and PhD in Music from USP, he has served as bassoon professor at São Paulo University since 2002. Cury acted as the principal bassoonist at the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and São Paulo Opera, in addition to being one of the founding members of Camerata Aberta, with which he received the APCA and Bravo awards.

Within his extensive phonographic production, one can find an eclectic repertory, ranging from Bach’s works on the baroque bassoon to contemporary music with Camerata Aberta. He recorded works by Brazilian composers such as Mignone, Villa-Lobos, Guarnieri, Claudio Santoro, André Mehmari, Antônio Ribeiro and Alexandre Lunsqui, among others. His album Velhas e novas cirandas: Brazilian music for bassoon and orchestra was awarded APCA Prize for best CD in 2010.

Born in Bahia with a talent for music, Giba has developed his rhythmic creativity since adolescence. Considered today among the great drummers of Brazil, Giba began his professional career in 1986 and received the prestigious Caymmi Award as a musician in 1987. His work is rooted in the deep mysticism of Candomblé — a religious African tradition in Brazil. The instrument that he researches the most and in which he exhibits greater technical mastery is the cuíca, a large pitch range drum played with friction. 

Giba has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the USA with renowned Afro-Brazilian singer Margareth Menezes. He has played and recorded with numerous talented Brazilian artists including Gilberto Gil, Zezé Mota, Paulinho da Viola, Paulo Moura, Armandinho, Elza Soares, Sarah Spelsberg, Jimmy Cliff, Stanley (Star Light) and the WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra. During his formative years, Giba helped and founded Samba groups such as Sexta Samba Sound, Samba Fama, and played with instrumental bands such as Pulsa Group, Auto Reverse and Ilú Batá, as well as with several carnival bands. In 2001, he participated in a major research project called "Odantalan." The project accessed the Afro-diasporic cultural and spiritual heritage by uniting great musicians from Africa and the diaspora in Luanda, Angola. In 2012, he joined the Music Education Project at Western Illinois University.  

Academic Exchange

The Center for Latin American Studies and the School of Music have entered into a partnership for a series of academic exchange events in 2022 and 2024. In 2022 Ohio State will host three artist scholars from Brazil (bassoon, piano, Afro-Brazilian percussion) who will offer master classes and a recital, as well as perform in the Latin American Music Celebration Concert. They will also have engagements with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and will visit local schools.

In October, Susan Powell, percussion; Michael Torres, saxophone; David Hedgecoth, music education; and School of Music Director Michael Ibrahim will travel to São Paulo, Brazil for a four-day residency at Universidade Estadual de São Paulo (USP). This portion of the trip is in coordination with the Ohio State Brazilian Gateway Office. The group will then continue on to Curitiba, Paraná for a four-day residency with Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), in partnership with the Sister Cities International Program. Columbus and Curitiba are sister cities; Ohio and Paraná are sister states. 

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