UIC Orchestra & Javier José Mendoza, Conductor

Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:30 pm
Merit School of Music, Anne and Howard Gottlieb Hall


Free Concert

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Merit School of Music, Anne and Howard Gottlieb Hall
38 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607

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The UIC Orchestra is comprised of both music majors and non-majors from across the campus community. The players share a love of music, and a passion for playing great orchestral repertoire. The 2015-2016 academic year is the second season for the orchestra to perform as a full orchestra.

Javier José Mendoza is the orchestra director for the UIC Orchestra. Active in a movement to unearth and re-debut forgotten works from 18th-century New Spain, Mendoza is energetically re-premiering pieces from archives in Mexico, Guatemala, and Spain in an effort to bring this wonderful music back into public awareness. Mendoza has given modern day re-premieres in the United States of works by composers Ignacio Jerusalem and Santiago Billoni, both of whom worked in present day Mexico in the 18th century.

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