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Wednesday@Noon Lecture: Music and Life of Tania León

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
  12:10–1 p.m.

Location: Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166
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Category: Symposium


Wednesday@Noon Series Lecture

Music and Life of Tania León

Tania León (b. 1943) has African, Asian, and Spanish ancestry; originally from Cuba, she has lived and worked for many years in New York. A virtuoso pianist and prolific composer, she writes for a very wide range of genres, including orchestral works, ballets, opera, percussion ensemble, and chamber music. León is not only a composer but an accomplished conductor as well, having led orchestras in the United States and throughout Europe. She has taught at Harvard and Yale and is currently a Distinguished Professor at City University of New York. She has received numerous prestigious appointments, grants, and awards, including a Guggenheim (2007). She has been featured in profile on all the major networks, as well as Univision and Telemundo. In 2010, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  In 2012, her work Inura was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Contemporary Composition category.

Free and open to the campus.

Open to: Campus Only
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Music Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245