Warm Sounds for a Cold Climate is the first concert of 2016 presented by St. Tim’s Discovers, an outreach of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, , the concert will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary Street, Perrysburg.
Featuring orchestral music from Spain and Latin America, the special guest artists comprise the Vive Ensemble, a chamber orchestra from Bowling Green State University.
Led by BGSU doctoral student Maria Mercedes Diaz Garcia, the repertoire will include Mariel by Osvaldo Golijov, a feature for marimba and cello, de Falla’s Suite Popular Espanola, “La Oracion del Torero” composed by Turina, and “Retablo” with soprano soloist.Ms. Diaz Garcia comes to northwest Ohio after an illustrious career, including conducting stints throughout North and South America and Europe. Her musical career began as an oboist and pianist, receiving degrees on both instruments. At the age of 19, Diaz Garcia was awarded a tenured position to teach oboe in the National Conservatories of Spain, one of the youngest people ever to achieve such a position.
Currently, she serves as a Conducting Fellow at the College of Musical Arts, BGSU and is pursuing a doctorate in Contemporary Music.
The Sunday recital will feature many talented soloists, including Hillary LaBonte, soprano; Henrique Medeiros Batista, marimba; Aleks Tengesdal, cello; and Octavian Moldovean, flute.
St. Tim’s Discovers is dedicated to bringing classical music to communities throughout Northwest Ohio. The performance is free and open to the public; doors open at 2:30 PM. St. Timothy’s is fully accessible with plenty of convenient parking.Information on all upcoming events in the series is available at www.saint-timothy.net.