Monday, May 14, 2012

Tania León, Afro-Cuban Composer, Conductor and Professor, Was Born May 14, 1943

[Tania León]

The website of the Afro-Cuban composer and conductor Tania Justina León (b. 1943) is; she is also profiled at Tania León is remembered today because she was born on May 14, 1943, but her prolific career keeps her in the news almost every day. Tania León is a prominent proponent of both contemporary and Hispanic-influenced music. Her compositions appear on many recordings and are performed with great frequency.  Tonight she will take part in The Flea's Music With A View 2012:

Broadway World
Monday, May 14, 2012
“Tonight, May 14th, The Flea Theater will once again open its doors to the most skilled and inventive composers from around the world. For two weeks, 27 of these maestros will unite in welcoming you to their playground to experience first-hand new and experimental contemporary alternative classical music performances that take place at The Flea’s FREE spring festival: Music With A View 2012.

“Each evening of performance is followed by an open discussion between the composers and audience, moderated by a leader in the music scene. This year’s line up include Julia Wolfe, Tania Léon, Judd Greenstein, David Soldier, Eleonore Sandresky, Patrick Grant, Ransom Wilson, Daniel Felsenfeld, Randall Woolf, and Pamela Z.”

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