(Nov. 20, 2013) -- Respected throughout the world for what the New York Times calls impeccable musical instincts, cellist Carlos Prieto will perform at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 in the Buena Vista Theater (1.326) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
The free concert, presented by the UTSA Mexico Center and La Casa de España, will be in Spanish and will showcase Prieto's "The Adventures of a Cello," a book he wrote about his Stradivarius. A reception and book signing will follow the UTSA performance.
Prieto, a native of Mexico and a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has performed with orchestras around the world including the American Symphony Orchestra in New York and London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. "The Adventures of a Cello" is one of nine literary works Prieto has written.
The story of Prieto's cello is divided into three sections: its history, an autobiography of Prieto's travels throughout the world and a survey of the music that has been written for the instrument. More than 100 works have been dedicated to the cellist including several from composers throughout Latin America and Spain, among other places. The survey focuses primarily on music from Latin America, Spain and Portugal because it has largely gone ignored.
Prieto has received numerous recognitions throughout the world including becoming an honorary member of the Fine Arts Advisory Council at the University of Texas at Austin, being awarded the National Award for the Arts by Mexico and receiving the Order of Merit by King Juan Carlos of Spain.
Free parking will be available in lot D-3 under Interstate 35. Attendees also can park in unmarked spaces in the Cattleman Square lot on Buena Vista Street.
For more information, contact Olivia Lopez in the UTSA Mexico Center at 210-458-2923.
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For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
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