August 28, 2014: Neighbor Notes at the Crowley in Marfa

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Sounds Modern returns to Marfa’s Crowley Theater with Neighbor Notes: modern chamber music by Mexican composers on August 28 at 8 pm CST, hosted by the Chinati Foundation. The event will be streamed live for our friends around the World Wide Web. Mexico’s popular musics are widely appreciated in the U.S., but Mexico’s lively contemporary classical music scene is relatively unknown here; classical audiences are more familiar with music from across the oceans than across the border. Our program was inspired by the recent exhibit Mexico Inside Out at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Works on the program by Mario Lavista, José-Luis Hurtado, Arturo Fuentes, Victor Ibarra, Francisco Cortés-Álvarez, and Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez represent a cross-section of trends in modern Mexican concert music; Andrew May (violin), Elizabeth McNutt (flute), and Shannon Wettstein (piano) will perform. It is no coincidence that four of the compositions were directly inspired by visual art, a connection we deeply appreciate. Admission is free and open to the public.