Experience the music of our southern neighbors at a multi-generational fiesta! Prominent Mexican composers work as composers-in-residence with school choirs, community choruses, and VocalEssence to bring the sounds of Mexico to Minnesota. In 2015-2016, students met with acclaimed composers Alephsus Valdés (for elementary students) and Francisco Zúñiga Olmos (for high school students) over three visits, for a total of four weeks between October and May, to collaborate and compose new choral pieces; the final works premiered at the Ordway Concert Hall in Saint Paul, MN on Monday, May 23, 2016.
Longfellow Alternative High School (Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project Partner), Minneapolis
Folwell School, Performing Arts Magnet, Minneapolis
Hiawatha Leadership Academies, Minneapolis
Central High School, Saint Paul
VocalEssence Ensemble Singers