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CVRO Latin Inspirations

May 18 @ 7:00 pm

Latin Inspirations Concert

Featuring new work for ReInaldo Moya
with soloist Manny Laureano from the Minnesota Orchestra
Friday, May 18, 7:00 pm
St. Dominic’s Church, 104 Linden St N, Northfield
Saturday, May 19, 4:30 pm
Paradise Center, 321 Central Ave N, Faribault 

 Manny Laureano is an American trumpet player and conductor. He is currently the Principal Trumpet of the Minnesota Orchestra, as well as the Co-Artistic Director of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies. Laureano began his musical studies in the New York City public school system and received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the Juilliard School in 1977. He was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Seattle Symphony, where he performed various solo works, including the rarely played concerto by Michael Haydn. He held this post he held for four years before serving in his current position as principal trumpet with the Minnesota Orchestra. He has appeared numerous times with the Minnesota Orchestra as soloist playing concertos by Haydn, Hummel, Arutunian, and Tomasi. He also performed the American premiere of the concerto by Viennese composer Friedrich Wildgans along with Leonard Slatkin conducting in Minneapolis in 1983. He has performed as soloist with a variety of ensembles throughout the United States including the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, the South Dakota Symphony, and the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs in Colorado.As a conductor, he has worked with a variety of ensembles, ranging from having been Music Director of the Calhoun-Isles Community Band in Minneapolis, Music Director of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, to several appearances in Young People’s Concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra. He has been in demand as a clinician for young orchestras throughout the state of Minnesota. In 2002, Manny and his wife Claudette were invited to guest-conduct the National Suzuki Youth Orchestra Festival Orchestra and were invited to serve again in 2004. Manny has served as Co-Artistic Director of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies (MYS) since 1988. He is the conductor of the MYS Symphony Orchestra, and is the brass coach for the MYS Repertory Orchestra, conducted by Co-Artistic Director Claudette Laureano. Laureano served as Assistant Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra during the 2005-06 season and served as conductor of the 2008-2009 Minnesota All-State orchestra. In recent years he has appeared regularly as guest conductor at Indiana University, as well as the Eastern Music Festival, St. Olaf College, and Bethel University.

Another comment: Born in 1955 in Manhattan of Puerto Rican parents, Laureano was introduced to the trumpet in junior high school. He’s now one of the orchestra’s better-known personalities. A spirited player in love with his work, he’s not timid about the exercise of his gifts or the potential of the Minnesota Orchestra. Young people also captivate him through his role as a co-director with his wife Claudette of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies.

ReInaldo Moya, composer, is a graduate of Venezuela’s El Sistema music education system. Through El Sistema, he had access to musical training from an early age and was a founding member of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra touring throughout Europe, North and South America.

Moya is the Composer-in-Residence at the Schubert Club. He is the recipient of the 2015 McKnight Composers Fellowship, the Van Lier Fellowship from Meet the Composer and the Aaron Copland Award from the Copland House.

He graduated from The Juilliard School with both masters and doctorate degrees, under the tutelage of Samuel Adler and Robert Beaser.

Moya recently completed the opera Memory Boy, with a libretto by Mark Campbell, which was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera for its Project Opera and premiered in February of 2016. Excerpts from his opera Generalissimo (about the life, death and afterlife of a fictionalized Latin American dictator) have been performed in New York at Symphony Space and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.

His orchestral piece Siempre Lunes, Siempre Marzo was performed by the New Jersey Symphony and The Juilliard Orchestra. In the fall of 2016, his Passacaglia for Orchestra was chosen by the audience and the musicians of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra as the winner of the Earshot Composers Competition sponsored by the American Composers Orchestra.

His music has been performed in Germany, Colombia, Australia, Argentina, Venezuela and throughout the United States by performers such as the Juilliard Orchestra, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the Attacca Quartet as well as musicians from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, among others. Mr. Moya has taught at St. Olaf College and Interlochen Arts Camp, and is currently Assistant Professor of Composition at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

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This activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and culture heritage fund.  



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May 18
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St. Dominic’s Church
104 Linden St. N
Northfield, 55057
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