U of A's RefleXions Music Series Fall 2022 'Tertulia' Events Continue This Week

U of A's RefleXions Music Series Fall 2022 'Tertulia' Events Continue This Week
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Join us for the continuation of the Fall 2022 RefleXions Music Series' Tertulia events, a series featuring regional, national and international citizen artists presenting their music, their advocacy and their action for creative justice. 

The RefleXions Tertulia events are centered around "Las Cuatro Estaciones del Latin Jazz," or "The Four Seasons of Latin Jazz," a piece written by internationally acclaimed Cuban composer and pianist Pepe Rivero. "Las Cuatro Estaciones del Latin Jazz" is a recontextualization of Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," influenced by the flavors, cultures and rhythms of New York, Havana, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. 

Thanks to an Artists 360 Community Activator Grant, a program of the Mid-America Arts Alliance supported by the Walton Family Foundation, the Tertulia events are all free and open to the public. 

While tickets to the Nov. 1 Honors College House Concert are no longer available, there's still limited availability left for the following events next week: 

  • Jam Session in Collaboration with The Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society and Roots HQ
    Monday, Oct. 31, from 6-9 p.m. at Roots HQ on the Fayetteville Square. This free and open-to-the-public session will feature internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger Pepe Rivero. Alongside Rivero will be Adi Meyerson (bass), Fernando Valencia (percussion) and Ivanna Cuesta (drums). Musicians are invited to sit in with the band after their introductory performance. 
  • Pepe Rivero's The Four Seasons of Latin Jazz, the Concert!
    Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Walton Arts Center's Starr Theater in Fayetteville. Featuring Pepe Rivero, piano and violinist Ruben Dario Reina with Adi Meyerson, Ivanna Cuesta, Fernando Valencia, Er-Gene Kahng, Dayton Strick, Grace Clark and Pecos Singer. Seating is free but is limited; please register online to reserve your spot.

Additionally, Rivero and Reina will host piano and violin performance classes for Department of Music students next week, while Cuesta will host one for drums and percussion, and multiple artists will participate in a workshop with the U of A's Latin American Music Ensemble. 

In the spirit of the RefleXions Music Series, Tertulia will also present an upcoming panel discussion with artists and regional arts organizations about the social impact of the arts, podcast episodes in collaboration with KUAF, more performance classes and workshops, more RefleXive Conversations with the community, and open spaces for dancing, singing, community celebration, healing and togetherness. 

Visit reflexionsmusic.org for more information. 

The RefleXions team is a collective of Northwest Arkansas individuals from different backgrounds that bring unique perspectives 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, Lia Uribe, Jessica Vansteenburg and Leigh Wood. 

RefleXions is also supported by the U of A's Fulbright College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of MusicHonors College, the Arkansas Global Changemakers, the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education and KUAF 91.3 Pubic Radio, and has collaborated with art leaders from the Walton Arts Center, CACHE, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, IDEALS Institute, Northwest Arkansas Council and Might-T-By-Design. This year RefleXions is adding the Walton Arts Center and the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra as new community partners, and RefleXions Music Tertulia events are partially supported by an Artists 360 Community Activator Grant, the U of A Chancellor's Grant for the Humanities and Performing Arts Initiative, and the Women's Giving Circle Grant. 


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