PRLACC 50th Anniversary Celebration: Illuminating the Path

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The Puerto Rican / Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) invites you to its 50th anniversary event!

We have commissioned a musical piece by composer Paola Marquez to be premiered at UConn, featuring our own alumna Angie Durrell ’11 (violin).  The musicians will also include two other UConn Alumni:  Jonathan Garcia ’12 (trumpet) and Joseph Bush ’15 (piano).  The event is comprised of two parts:

  • A concert to celebrate Latinx culture in music and world premiere of a PRLACC commissioned piece by composer Paola Marquez-Smith, featuring an alumni ensemble reunion:  Angélica Durrell ’11, violin; Jonathan García ’12, trumpet; and Joseph Bush ’15, piano. The concert will highlight a musical soundscape throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, inspired by PRLACC student demographics and identities.

  • A conversation with the composer and musicians following the concert about the process, inspiration and cultural context of musical composition, being Latina artists in the male-dominated music industry, and being amongst the few musicians of color in the western classical music field.

This in-person event will be held at the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 PM. Admission is free but tickets are required. See the Jorgensen's page for more.