As part of the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month festivities, South Texas College’s Music Department will present a guitar recital by STC Guitar Instructor Jaime Garcia on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Cooper Center for the Communication Arts Black Box Theater, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. The recital is free and open to the public.
The recital will be a celebration of cultural diversity through dance music, featuring works from various countries such as Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil.
“When I was putting the program together, I didn’t necessarily want all the music to be from Spain,” Garcia said. “Since the classical guitar is so deeply rooted in Spanish culture, I wanted to explore other cultures. This recital offers the community something entirely different to what they might normally listen to. It’s an overall cultural experience to come and enjoy music from other countries.”
The performance will be composed of two parts. Garcia and Dr. Kurt Martinez, a professor at The University of Texas-Pan American, will perform a classical guitar duo. The second part of the performance will include García and Martinez along with Ron Schermhorn, Victor Longoria, and Arturo Latigo.
STC’s Visual Arts and Music Department, through teaching excellence and service to the community, promotes an enhanced awareness of the role of art and music in our society. The VAM Department’s purpose is to provide a stimulating environment that encourages lifelong learning, promote cultural awareness, and enriches the quality of life in Hidalgo and Starr counties through performance and study.
For more information, contact Jaime Garcia at 956-241-2148 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.