October 13, 2016
Texas Tech University School of Music professor David Shea will perform a chamber recital with Pablo Mahave-Veglia and Paulina Zamora at 2 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 16) in the Hemmle Recital Hall. The group, Trío Montecino, is Shea on clarinet, Mahave-Veglia on cello and Zamora on piano.
Named in honor of Chilean composer, pianist and Indiana University Professor Emeritus Alfonso Montecino, the trio met and performed as students at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Montecino mentored and coached them.
Since their inception as a performing ensemble in 2002, the trio has recorded two CDs and traveled within the United States, western Europe and South America. They have dedicated themselves to the promotion and commissioning of works written for their particular instrumental makeup.
The trio's recital will include three works, all written by South American composers within the past 10 years, the most recent completed just this year.
Colombian composer Víctor Agudelo wrote his "Mazorca a $1000 Pesos" to describe the plight of displaced Colombians. Its title refers to selling grilled corn to tourists as a means sof making money. Chilean pianist and composer Karina Glasinovic composed "Arrurrupata" in 2016 as an exploration of the folkloric lullaby style of the same name, relating sung verses to the movements of the piece.
Argentinian-born and Australia-domiciled composer and folk musician Gerardo Dirié sought inspiration for his "Bordoneo, Pilfilca y Zapateado" from both a journalistic account of a visit to the Pablo Neruda National Train Museum in Temuco, Chile, and from the poem Neruda himself wrote after seeing the museum in person. The trio's recital will close with the classic "Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 114" by Romantic-era German composer Johannes Brahms.
The recital is free and open to the public.
To learn more about Trío Montecino, please visit their website.
The School of Music is part of the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.
With more than 500 students, the size is ideal for creating larger ensembles as well as ensuring individual attention with private study.
Faculty includes a performing specialist on all band and orchestral instruments as well as piano, voice, organ, harp and guitar, and specialists in conducting, composition, electronic music, music education, musicology, world music and music theory.