This preview has been provided by the Triangle Wind Ensemble.

Triangle Wind Ensemble, a 55-member ensemble under the direction of Evan Feldman, will offer a program of music inspired by the rhythms, landscapes, and cultures of Latin America at its spring concert, on Sunday, April 27 at 3pm at the Cary Arts Center (location:  101 Dry Avenue). 

The featured soloist on the program is Puerto Rican percussionist and marimbist Juan Álamo, currently Assistant Professor and head of the percussion area at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  Alamo will perform movements from the most popular marimba concerto of all time, Brazilian composer Ney Rosauro’s Concerto for Marimba.   Alamo received his doctorate in percussion and jazz from the University of North Texas, a program noted for its outstanding jazz offerings, and has also pursued a solo career as a marimbist throughout the United States and Latin America.

The Wind Ensemble will offer other selections, including the riveting Midnight In Buenos Aires by British composer Adam Gorb.  Inspired by his love for the Argentinean tango, Gorb has attempted to capture the combination of darkness, mystery and seductive passion in this gripping work, which was commissioned by the Dutch wind ensemble Harmonie St. Caecilia Blerick.

Spanish-born composer Joaquin Turina will be represented by his Five Miniatures, a composition that exhibits his nationalistic, impressionistic style.   Argentinean Alberto Ginastera, considered one of the most important Latin American composers of the twentieth century, composed his ballet Estancia Dances in 1941, and it has become a staple of the classical music repertory.  The Triangle Wind Ensemble will perform the fourth movement:  Danza Final (Malambo), a fiery, frenetic dance based on the fancy footwork and emphatic posturing of gaucho dancers.

Contemporary American composer Frank Ticheli, one of the most prolific and frequently-performed writers of music for wind band today, wrote his San Antonio Dances as a tribute to the city where he spent several years as a young music professor at Trinity University.  The piece depicts the serene Alamo Gardens, then shifts to San Antonio’s famous Riverwalk, a waterfront meeting place full of Tex-Mex culture and a lively fiesta atmosphere.

Tickets for the concert are available online at, or by phone at 800-514-3849.  They will also be available on concert night at the Cary Arts Center.

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