Lively Arts Continues Education Outreach with CALJE

Posted on 10/5/2015 11:34:30 AM

CALJE trumpet playerHaving already hosted two successful outreach sessions for the 2015–16 season with the Pittsburgh Symphony and LA Theatre Works, the Lively Arts will present a third outreach at Indiana Jr. High School at 1:55 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 21 that features two members of CALJE, the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble.

The two founders of the group, Nicaraguan pianist/composer Darwin Noguera and Mexican trumpeter/composer Victor Garcia, will present a lecture/demonstration that weaves together elements of music, history, and language, and will be presented to an assembly of students in music, Spanish, and history.

Regarded as a new and innovative force on the Latin Jazz scene, CALJE delivers a global sound and ensemble, representing Afro-Cuban Jazz as well as music from all of Latin America. They incorporate traditional Cuban rhythms, such as son, guaguanco, and clave negra with modern Jazz harmony, and have explored new music based on Tango, Merengue, Bomba y Plena, Flamenco, and Reggae.

This special engagement is presented as part of IUP’s recognition of International Education Week and Hispanic Heritage Month, with planning made possible through the cooperation of the Office of International Education. Additional funding is provided by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

For more information on the outreach or CALJE's 8:00 p.m. performance on Oct. 21 in Gorell Recital Hall on campus, contact the Lively Arts at, or at 724-357-2787 (ARTS). To purchase tickets, go to the Lively Arts ticket page or call the HUB ticket office at 724-357-1313.