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Classical Music of Spain and Latin AmericaFebruary 6, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:30 PMKetner Auditorium, Sykes Building, Queens University of Charlotte Main Campus
Free and open to the public
Speaker: Frank Domínguez, Davidson University, Program Director WDAV
Sponsored by Queens' Center for Latino Studies, the Department of Foreign Languages and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Classical music represents one of the highest cultural achievements of Western European civilization. But music knows no boundaries, and classical music isn't limited to a handful of countries in Eastern Europe. Beginning with the Renaissance in Spain, and following the trail of Spanish colonization of the New World, classical music has felt the influence of Hispanic culture throughout its history. Spanish and Latin American composers have also been among the most adept "nationalists," incorporating indigenous music into the forms most often heard in the concert hall and the opera house. This talk traces the Latin contribution to classical music from Europe to the Americas.
Cuban American Frank Domínguez is currently Program Director for Davidson's station WDAV. His tenure at the station (since 1994) has seen its transition to a fully professional on air staff, several overhauls of its program schedule, and unprecedented growth in the station's local programming, from the production of original local series such as Carolina Live and Reel Music to the addition of the overnight Early Shift seven days a week. He has also directed or hosted a number of live concert broadcasts by the Charlotte Symphony, Opera Carolina, Charlotte Chamber Music, the Spoleto Festival USA and the Brevard Music Center.Frank has served as a consultant to classical radio stations across the country through the Public Radio Program Directors association. Some of the stations which have benefited from his expertise include WITF in Harrisburg, PA, WUSF in Tampa, KSUI in Iowa City and KVNO in Omaha.