Wednesday, March 16, 2011
505 Burton Memorial Tower (UM School of Music)
LACS and the Department of Musicology invite you to a guitar workshop with scholar and performer Eloy Cruz. Cruz is Professor of Guitar at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma in Mexico City and author of the book La Casa de los Once Muertos. Historia y Repertorio de la Guitarra offers this workshop for players of acoustic guitars of all sorts. He is a founding member of the Tembembe Ensamble Continuo and La Fontegara. His current interests include the early history of the guitar, the origins of son in the seventeenth-century Hispanic world, and the development of this musical genre in Mexico. Following his March 14th performance at Lincoln Center in New York with the Tembembe Ensamble Continuo and Jordi Savall, Cruz comes to the University of Michigan as a Martin Luther King/Rosa Parks/César Chávez Visiting Professor.