Ana Cervantes plays Murmuring in Comala at 19th Raritan River Music Festival in Clinton, New Jersey, May 31Posted by Charles in Uncategorized, tags: Concert Announcement
Pianist Ana Cervantes will close the 19th edition of the Raritan River Festival, USA on Saturday 31 May at 7:30PM in the Clinton Presbyterian Church in Clinton, NJ.
Joining her will be Mexican poet Lirio GarduÃ±o and New Jersey poet David Herrstrom, for a recital of music of Rumor de PÃ¡ramo / Murmurs from the Wasteland. Rumor de PÃ¡ramo is the international commissioning project, homage to landmark Mexican writer and photographer Juan Rulfo (1917-1986) in which Cervantes asked composers – from México, Spain, the USA, Great Britain and Brazil- for a solo piano piece inspired in Rulfo’s work. The result, over 3 years and 2 CDs, says Cervantes, is “a splendid body of 23 new works for the piano.” On the 31st, GarduÃ±o and Herrstrom will join the eloquent spoken word with the music it inspired, reading excerpts from Rulfo’s writing.
The concert will include my contribution to the project, Murmuring in Comala, as well as works by Federico Ibarra (México, 1946); Anne LeBaron (EUA, 1953); Arturo MÃ¡rquez (México, 1950); RamÃ³n Montes de Oca (México, 1953-2006); and Horacio Uribe (México, 1970).