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Venezuelan artist brings music with a message to Tulane

February 13th, 2013

February 13, 2013 11:00 AM

From Tulane New Wave
Carol J. Schlueter
cjs@tulane.edu

A free Valentine's Day concert at Tulane will bring a heartfelt message from Venezuelan pianist and composer Gabriela Montero. She and members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will perform her composition "ExPatria" that portrays and laments the violent, turbulent times in her country.

Gabriela Montero, classical pianist and composer, will lead a performance and discussion of her work "ExPatria" in Dixon Hall on Thursday (Feb. 14). (Photo by Colin Bell)

Along with 18 members of the LPO, Montero will be on stage in Dixon Hall on Thursday (Feb. 14) at 3 p.m. to lead a performance and discussion of "ExPatria."

The artist, originally from Caracas but who performs with orchestras across the globe, dedicated the composition to the people of Venezuela and to the 19,336 of her countrymen she says were murdered in 2011.

"ExPatria is a portrayal of a country barely recognizable from that of my youth," said Montero in a previous interview. "It is my emotional response to the loss of Venezuela herself to lawlessness, corruption, chaos and rates of murder among the highest in the world."

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is sponsoring the concert along with the LPO. It is open to the public, free of charge.

"What a wonderful opportunity to give her a space in an academic setting at a university that is renowned for its interest in Latin America," said Ludivoco Feoli, director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at the Stone Center. "For a long time, we have wanted to capitalize on the flow of Latin American artists that come to the city."

The LPO has been featuring Latin American musicians and their compositions, Feoli said, through the influence of its musical director and principal conductor, Carlos Miguel Prieto, who is a native of Mexico.

During her New Orleans visit, Montero also will perform Liszt's Second Piano Concerto with the LPO on Friday (Feb. 15) at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Kenner, and on Saturday (Feb. 16) at 8 p.m. at Mahalia Jackson Theater.

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