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The School of Music kicks off the Ready for the World Music Series with the music of Latin America on Sunday, October 11, at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.

Photo by Sergio Yazbek

Cuarteto Latinoamericano is a world-renowned chamber ensemble performing classical music from Latin America. The quartet has been a leading proponent of Latin American string quartet music for over thirty years. Cultural exhibits and a reception begin at 12:30 pm in the lobby of the music center, followed by a musical presentation at 2:00 p.m. in the Sandra G Powell Recital Hall.

UT’s Ready for the World Music Series brings renowned artists to perform and talk about musical styles and literature from diverse regions around the world. Faculty and guest artists discuss classical music traditions, followed by a performance. Each program is designed to demonstrate the rich musical influences on the traditions of western classical music. The series also includes exhibits by artists, a display of cultural artifacts and information, and refreshments that represent the culinary diversity of the regions.

The exhibits on display Sunday will include materials from UT Libraries’ George F. DeVine Music Library and the organization Hora Latina. Visual artists Susan Esrequis, Astrid Galindo, Maria de la Orden, Rosalina Tipton, and Hector Saldivar will display their works. R. E. Toledo, author and UT Spanish lecturer, will display her new anthology of Spanish works.

The Ready for the World Music Series is made possible by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the University of Tennessee School of Music, the UT College of Arts and Sciences, UT Multicultural Student Life, the UT Libraries, Hora Latina, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of East Tennessee, and the Arab American Club of Knoxville.


Miroslav Hristov, associate professor of music (865-974-7535,