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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Rozsa Center to host family-friendly "Fiesta! Latin American Music for All Ages" Feb. 15

Image courtesy Rozsa Center.

HOUGHTON -- Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts are pleased to present a family-friendly event of music, poetry, storytelling, puppetry and more on Saturday, Feb. 15.

At 7:30 p.m. the Superior Wind Symphony will perform a concert of original Latin American music by celebrated Guatemalan composer Raúl López Colibrí. The compositions are arranged by Michigan Tech's Director of Bands Mike Christianson with children’s choir direction by Dr. Amanda Plummer.

In a pre-concert "fiesta party" at 6:15 p.m. local poet, formerly of Guatemala, Hugo Gordillo will present Fiesta, his collection of children’s poetry on which the music was based. The party is hosted by Hugo Gordillo and Christ Alquist, with crafts, storytelling, and more fun, in the Rozsa lobby -- making this truly an event for the whole family. Poems and children’s stories will be read in both Spanish and English, and the entire evening will be the culmination of work by poets, Spanish language professors, theatre and fine art professors, and local and Guatemalan poets, writers, artists, musicians, and students.

Hugo Gordillo says, "All of the happiness of the world fits in a small party for children. (Toda la felicidad del mundo cabe en una pequeña fiesta para niños.)" 

International collaborators include Raúl López Colibrí, Mike Christianson, Hugo Gordillo, Lisa Gordillo, Patricia Helsel, Christopher Plummer, Amanda Plummer, Leyre Alegre, and the Superior Wind Symphony. In addition Patricia Helsel will present a live shadow-puppet performance during the concert.

Click here to view the Program.

Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for youth. Click here to order tickets.