Dr. Jorge Diaz Herrera will delight us with his Arpa Llanera Venezolana (Venezuelan Harp) on Sunday, November 1st at 2:00 p.m. at the historical Chapel Hill at Prince Street.
Plan to enjoy the rich melodies of Latin American music performed on a unique variation of one of the world’s oldest instruments at a special recital to benefit the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. It’s a story over 500 years in the making since the Spaniards brought the first harp to the New World and the indigenous peoples of South America reinvented it using tropical woods and developing different playing techniques as you’ll discover from harpist/maestro, Dr. Jorge L. Diaz-Herrera.
Dr. Diaz-Herrera started playing the arpa (harp) as a young teenager in his native Venezuela and has performed at a variety of venues including, most recently, a recital at the Eastman School of Music’s Summer Music Camp. When he’s not playing the South American harp, Dr. Diaz-Herrera is the 19th president of Keuka College having come to Keuka from Rochester Institute of Technology where he was dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, and professor.
Seats are limited, so don’t delay and miss this special program when one of our community’s foremost leaders shares his musical heritage.
Sunday, November 1st. 2:00 pm
Historic Chapel Hill
8 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607
(Same street of School of the Arts, towards East Avenue)
Tickets: $20 for Council members, $25 general public. Patron tickets are $50.
You can purchase tickets online at the Council’s website: http://artsrochester.org/YouCan/join.htm
If purchasing tickets with a check, please mail to:
Arts and Cultural Council, 31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607,
Write “Harp recital’ on the Memo line. Before Wednesday, October 28th.
The event is sponsored by Flower City Management, the Hispanic Business Association and the family of RHBA board member Grace Tillinghast.