Bring your family and friends for a fun and educational interactive classical music concert!

This program celebrates the unique language of Latin American classical music. We explore the instruments, dances, and rhythms of the region, and show how composers portray their identity and traditions through the piano. As always with Cliburn Kids On the Road, there are lots of opportunities for audience participation Please join us for this special 35-minute program, presented in both English and Spanish.

Featured Music

FRANK Barcarola Latinoamericana

PONCE Cuatro Danzas Mexicanas (I. Vivo)

NAVARRO Son a Papá C

ARREÑO Pequeño vals “Mi Teresita”

VILLA-LOBOS Dansa: Miudinho from “Bacchianas Brasileiras” No. 4


About Rudy Mireles-Manzano, host

Clarinetist Rodolfo “Rudy” Mireles-Manzano is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education. He currently serves as the second clarinetist for the McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly appears as a guest with orchestras across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. An avid chamber musician, he was recently featured in a “Musician Spotlight,” a series highlighting the talents of local professional musicians, performing the Weber Clarinet Quintet with principals of the McKinney Philharmonic, as well as Samuel Barber’s Summer Music at the Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival.

A passionate and charismatic teacher, Rudy is in demand as a private clarinet instructor and band clinician across the metroplex. He is certified to teach K–12 music in the state of Texas and received the TMEA Collegiate Music Educator Award. He is thrilled to begin his first year as a Cliburn in the Classroom host this fall!

About  Dzmitry Ulasiuk, piano

Pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk was raised in an environment of classical music in Minsk, Belarus. He started professional piano studies at age 16 and performed a solo recital of all Chopin music one year later. While working on his doctorate in Belarus, he was recruited to study at TCU. He then continued his studies at SMU, and finally completed his doctorate degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas. A laureate of 17 international piano competitions, Dr. Ulasiuk has performed worldwide, in both solo recitals and with orchestras. In addition to concertizing, he loves to teach and has a thriving piano studio in Plano.

For his Carnegie debut, a critic wrote, “There are times when a reviewer simply decides to put pencil and paper away and enjoy the music, and this was one of those times” (New York Concert Review). Dr. Ulasiuk received critical acclaim for his first two commercial CDs under the Centaur Records label. He is currently working on a third CD of all French music.

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