Guadalupe: Our Lady of the Roses
Intercultural Journeys presents highlights from the concert opera, "Guadalupe: Our Lady of the Roses." Composed by James DeMars with libretto by James DeMars and Robert Doyle, Guadalupe emphasizes the themes of reconciliation, tolerance, nonviolence, and love between warring cultures. DeMars' score uses Spanish, English, Nahautl, and Latin to present its themes. Academy of Vocal Arts resident artists, Diego Silva and Chrystal E. Williams, will be featured in the concert opera portion of this event, as will members of Nashirah and The Philadelphia Singers Chorale. Excerpts from the concert opera will showcase amazing percussion, strings, and vocals by both world-class professionals and student groups.
The evening will also present Latino themes with performances by the Dalí Quartet, Magdaliz Roura, and student groups from Esperanza Academy Charter High School and Artistas y Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA). Intercultural Journeys' Founding Artistic Director and Philadelphia Orchestra cellist, Udi Bar-David, has assembled an extraordinary group of artists for this exciting project.
As a part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 2013, this is the only event being held in the heart of the Latino community.
Udi Bar-David - Artistic Director
James DeMars - Composer
Diego Silva, Academy of Vocal Arts resident artist, tenor
Chrystal E. Williams, Academy of Vocal Arts resident artist, mezzo-soprano
Rolando Morales-Matos, world-class Puerto-Rican percussionist
The Dalí Quartet
Elite Strings Chamber Orchestra
Members of Nashirah and The Philadelphia Singers Chorale
Magdaliz Roura, singer of folk and traditional music from all over Latin America and the Caribbean
Artistas y Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA)
The Esperanza Center (View)
191 W. Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19140
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