Notes for Growth Foundation Presents TREMÜN: CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS ROOTS

Tremün means "growth" in Mapudungun, the language of native Chilean people known as the Mapuche.

By: Oct. 14, 2021

Notes for Growth Foundation Presents TREMÜN: CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS ROOTS

Tomorrow, October 15, as a "closer" to National Hispanic Heritage Month, Nine new works by Latinx composers will be premiered at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall on October 15.

This exciting concert, called Tremün: Celebrating Indigenous Roots, features the compositions of Dr. Patricio Molina, Ramón Catalan, Aina Sandoval, Carlos Zamora, and Sebastian Vergara in collaboration with Mapuche poets Roxana Miranda Rupailaf and María Lara Millapan, amplifying their powerful poetry to a new audience in New York City. Among the many gifted musicians in the concert is the legendary opera singer Verónica Villarroel.

Features a guest performance by beloved Metropolitan Opera soprano Verónica Villarroelas well as sopranos Sonya Headlam and Mallory MolinaWorld premiere compositions by Patricio Molina, Ramón Catalan,Aina Sandoval, Carlos Zamora, and Sebastian Vergara
On Friday, October 15th, 2021 at 8pm Notes for Growth Foundation presents Tremün: Celebrating Indigenous Roots, their debut concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York City. Tickets are $15-30 and will be available for purchase at www.carnegiehall.org beginning on September 1.

This concert will feature the premiere of nine new works by Latinx composers Patricio Molina, Ramón Catalan, Aina Sandoval, Carlos Zamora, and Sebastian Vergara in collaboration with Mapuche poets Roxana Miranda Rupailaf and María Lara Millapan, amplifying their powerful poetry to a new audience in New York City. The compositional style is accessible, using indigenous rhythms, stylistic motifs, and stories. Performers include Notes for Growth Ambassadors and internationally acclaimed BIPOC musicians Sonya Headlam, soprano, Alejandro Mendoza, violin, and Enriqueta Somarriba, piano, among others. The concert concludes with legendary opera singer Verónica Villarroel in a performance that is the first of its kind, in which Ms. Villarroel will perform folk songs of indigenous peoples from the north of Chile. This concert is poised to show Notes for Growth's mission dedicated to equity, sustainability, and music education. Biographies of all composers and performers are available upon request.

Tremün means "growth" in Mapudungun, the language of native Chilean people known as the Mapuche. Tremün is a celebration of music by and inspired by indigenous peoples around the world including Peru, Mexico, Jamaica, and Chile. Dr. Patricio Molina, Chilean-Syrian composer and pianist, is a Dreamer immigrant to the US. He graduated this spring from Rutgers University with his second of two doctorates, a Ph.D. in Music Composition, after a D.M.A. in Piano Performance, the first double-doctorate in the history of the university. He was recently named a Cleveland Institute of Music 2021 Future of Music Faculty Fellow. His studies of Arabic music inspired by his heritage influenced a recently commissioned piece with the New Jersey Youth Symphony in collaboration with the creation of a new app designed for his music by Nokia Bell Labs. Dr. Molina is the co- founder and President of Notes for Growth, whose mission to create access to music education for all children regardless of their circumstances has donated nearly 30 pianos and other instruments to institutions providing free music education in Chile, the NYC Metropolitan area, and worldwide.

Learn more at https://www.notesforgrowth.org/tremun.



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