Classical review: Cross-cultural influences are evident in New World’s chamber concert

April 20, 2015 8:48 PM

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Classical review: Cross-cultural influences are evident in New World’s chamber concert

The New World Symphony's final chamber music program of the season featured an enticing sampling of 20th- and 21st-century music from the northern and southern hemispheres. Indeed, two of the scores by North American composers suggested Latin American influences, the interrelationship between cultures given strong creative expression.

Sunday afternoon’s concert opened with Rodeo Queen of Heaven by Libby Larsen. During a visit to the Denver Art Museum, the composer saw a hand-carved painted statue of a Madonna and child dressed in Western rodeo garb by artist Arthur Lopez. She was struck by Lopez's mingling of Southwestern America...

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