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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
25 p.m.


CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg South , Screening Room, INTS 1128, Symposium Room, INTS 1113, Performance Lab, ARTS 166
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The Music of Valencia, Spain
This annual event focuses on the music of Valencia with a lecture/screening on January 31. The all-day conference features presentations by leading scholars and performers from around the United States as well as Spain. It will culminate with an evening performance of music of Valencia.

Walter Aaron Clark, organizer

January 31 and February 1, 2018
All events are free and open to the public.


• JAN 31 Wednesday, 2:00-5:00 P.M.

2:00-3:00 P.M. Lecture
Nelson Orringer, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Starlit Bullfights: Blasco Ibáñez’s Blood and Sand and the Films It Bred

3:00-5:00 P.M. Screening
Blood and Sand, the 1941 Hollywood classic movie starring Tyrone Power

CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South – Screening Room, INTS 1128
Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.

• FEB 1 Thusday, 9:00-5:00 P.M.
The Musical Heritage of Valencia, Spain: From the Middle Ages to Modernity

Ana M Botella Nicolás, Universidad de Valencia
María Teresa Ferrer Ballester, Universidad Internacional de Valencia    
Pedro García López de la Osa, University of California, Riverside
Rosa Isusi Fagoaga, Universidad de Valencia
Greta Olson, University of Hong Kong
Rubén Pacheco Mozas, Conservatorio de Alicante
Javier Suárez-Pajares, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Francesc Villanueva, coro Victoria Musicae, Valencia

CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South – Symposium Room, INTS 1113
Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.

• FEB 1 Thusday, 8:00 P.M.
An Evening of Piano Music from Valencia, Spain
Ana Benavides, Universidad de Carlos III and Conservatorio Profesional de Música Joaquín Turina, Madrid

Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Free and open to the public
Though admission is free, a ticket is required. One ticket per person will be distributed at the venue one hour before the concert. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk or in Lot 1


Walter Aaron Clark, CILAM director and organizer of this year's Encuentro, earned a Ph.D. in musicology from UCLA, where he wrote his dissertation under the direction of the late Robert M. Stevenson. He is the author of books on Spanish composers Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados, and Federico Moreno Torroba, all published by Oxford University Press.  He is also the editor or co-editor of several other books on Spanish and Latin American music.  Founding editor of Oxford's series Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music (2005-2016), he is now editor-in-chief of Oxford's Grove Dictionary of Latin American and Iberian Music.  In 2016, King Felipe VI of Spain awarded him the title Knight Commander of the Order of Isabel the Catholic.

Walter A. Clark, Professor of Musicology
University of California, Riverside
Department of Music, ARTS 145
900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521
walter.clark@ucr.edu (951) 827-2114

Center for Iberian and Latin American Music
The Center for Iberian and Latin American Music (CILAM) was established at the UC Riverside in 2004 to foster research and performance in an interdisciplinary spirit, embracing the entire musical heritage of Iberia and Latin America. The Center’s activities include maintaining an educational website, www.cilam.ucr.edu, and an online scholarly journal, Diagonal: An Ibero-American Music Review; sponsoring the annual Otto-Mayter Serra competition for research on Iberian and Latin American music; and organizing annual Encuentros/Encounters, featuring concerts and lectures dealing with a particular aspect of Iberian or Latin American music.  

Encuentros/Encounters 2018 is made possible by generous financial support from the UC Riverside Office of the Chancellor, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, MaryLu Clayton Rosenthal Endowment and Department of Music.

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