Around the World with the TPWO
Music from South America
It is interesting that whenever we get together for a celebration or an important event, music is present. Music is everywhere! It helps us rediscover our humanity, and our connection to people. Music embraces the symbols and experiences of our community or country and brings them to life through sound. When we, together listen to the music of our community we feel that somehow- we’re all in this together. It helps unite us. It reflects how we live our lives as people who belong to an important society. It helps bring a deeper meaning and understanding to who we really are and what we are about.
Our first concert, “The Music of South America” will feature the music from Brazil, Argentina and Columbia. This concert will be conducted by our special guest conductor from Brazil, Maestro Dario Sotelo. Maestro Sotelo is a long-time friend of the TPWO and has conducted the ensemble on numerous occasions. His most recent visit was in the fall of 2013. He will bring with him some wonderfully inspired music from the very diverse cultures in South America. The TPWO will also be giving a World Premier of a newly commissioned work titled “Dancers.” The composition was written by local composer, John Paulson.