Join us for the continuation of Tertulia events in the Fall 2022 RefleXions Music Series. This is a series in which local, national, and international civic artists showcase their actions for music, advocacy, and creative justice.
The Reflexions Tertulia event centers around the song “Las Cuatro Estaciones del Latin Jazz” or “Four Seasons of Latin Jazz” written by the internationally acclaimed Cuban composer and pianist Pepe Rivero. ‘Las Cuatro Estaciones del Latin Jazz’ recontextualises Antonio Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’, influenced by the flavors, cultures and rhythms of New York, Havana, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.
All Tertulia events are free and open to the public thanks to the Artists 360 Community Activator Grant, a program of the Mid-America Arts Alliance supported by the Walton Family Foundation.
Tickets for the Honors College House concert on November 1st are no longer available, but tickets are still limited for the next event next week.
- Jam session in collaboration with The Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society and Roots HQ
Monday, October 31, 6-9pm at Roots HQ, Fayetteville Square. This free public session features internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger Pepe His Libero. Alongside the libero will be Adi Myerson (bass), Fernando Valencia (percussion) and Ivanna Cuesta (drums). Musicians are invited to join the band after an introductory performance.
- Pepe Rivero’s The Four Seasons of Latin Jazz, the Concert!
Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Star Theater at the Walton Art Center in Fayetteville. Featuring Pepe Rivero, pianist and violinist Ruben Dario Reina, Adi Meyerson, Ivanna Cuesta, Fernando Valencia, Er-Gene Kahng, Dayton Strick, Grace Clark and Pecos Singer. Seats are free, but are limited. Register online to reserve your spot.
Additionally, Libero and Reina will host piano and violin playing classes for music faculty students next week, Cuesta will host drum and percussion classes, and several artists will work with the U of A’s Latin American Music Ensemble. join the shop.
In the spirit of the Reflexions Music Series, Tertulia will discuss the social impact of art, podcast episodes in collaboration with KUAF, more performance classes and workshops, and more RefleXive Conversations with the community with artists and local arts organizations. We will also present an upcoming panel discussion. An open space for , dancing, singing, community celebration, healing and togetherness.
For more information, visit reflexionsmusic.org.
The Reflexions team is a collection of Northwest Arkansas individuals from diverse backgrounds who bring a unique perspective and commitment to the highest standards of scholarship, research, and aesthetic diversity in the arts. Erika Almenara, Rogelio Garcia-Contreras, Ronda Mains, Catalina Ortega, Miroslava Panayotova, Leah Uribe, Jessica Vansteenberg and Lee Wood.
Reflexions is also supported by U of A’s Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music, Honors College, Arkansas Global Changemakers, Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education, KUAF 91.3 Public Radio, and Walton’s Art Leaders and We are cooperating. Arts Center, CACHE, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, IDEALS Institute, Northwest Arkansas Council, Might-T-By-Design. This year, RefleXions adds the Walton Arts Center and the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra as new community partners, and the RefleXions Music Tertulia event is supported in part by Artists 360 Community Activator Grant, U of A Chancellor’s Grant for the Humanities and Performing Arts Initiative It has been. Women’s Giving Circle Grant.