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Sonora High School Music Recital Featuring Venezuelan Cuatro Players and Sonora High School Student

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Date(s) - 01/07/2016
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Sonora High School Auditorium


Sonora High School student, Joseph Horat, will be offering a Venezuelan Cuatro Recital with a repertoire of songs from all around the world; including songs from opera plays such the “The Barcarolle” to Italian Folk dances such as “The Tarantella” to traditional Venezuelan and Latin American songs such as “Moliendo CafĂ©” to Beatles’ song “Ob la di ob la da”. For the first time with his grandfather and uncle for his Senior Project at Sonora High School Auditorium on January 7th, 2016 at 6 o clock pm. General admission will be $5.00 per person. All proceeds from general admission will go to Sonora High School.

Joseph’s goal through his Senior Project is to make the Venezuelan Cuatro more well-known as a versatile instrument with an emphasis on the importance of a music curriculum in schools for cultural enrichment, in order to inspire the youth and everyone to develop a passion for music. He has recorded his first CD with them, entitled “Three Generations of Cuatro Players,” available also on iTunes and Amazon.com on January 2016.

The Venezuelan Cuatro is a four string instrument, similar to the guitar but smaller. Its origins come from the Renaissance guitar which had a very strong influence on early Spanish guitars of the 16th century.

Roy Jelinek is an accomplished Venezuelan musician who has developed his own playing technique different to the traditional style and has taken the instrument to a whole new level of complexity and
recognition around the world through his project “A Cuatro for The World.”

He has performed along with his son, Roy Jelinek Jr., who is also very talented; in museums, universities and cultural programs in Venezuela, the Caribbean Islands, United States, Europe and the Middle East.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcimNzUp33A