Flutist to open Latin American Music event
Contributed photo, Julieta Cedillo, Mexico’s National Symphony principal flutist, will perform in recital Jan. 20 with faculty artists John Milbauer, piano, and William Dietz, bassoon.

The University of Arizona School of Music presents a recital featuring Mexico’s National Symphony principal flutist Julieta Cedillo, joined by faculty artists John Milbauer on piano and William Dietz on bassoon. The recital, co-sponsored by the Mexican Consulate in Tucson, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 in Crowder Hall.

This academic year, the UofA School of Music is undertaking a yearlong exploration of the music of Latin America. A special emphasis is given to the music and musicians from Mexico as the country celebrates two important anniversaries — the bicentennial of its independence, and centennial of its revolution.

Cedillo’s recital serves as the bright opening of the Third International Symposium on Latin American Music, with events taking place through Jan. 22. For more information about the symposium, visit www.u.arizona.edu/~sturman/CLAM/CLAMhome.html or contact Dr. Janet Sturman by phone at 621-1255 or e-mail: sturman@email.arizona.edu.

The performance will include upbeat and cheerful works by Latin American composers, including “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6” for flute and bassoon by Heitor Villa-Lobos featuring faculty artist William Dietz. Faculty artist John Milbauer will join Cedillo for the rest of the program to perform a sonata by Mexican composer Samuel Zyman, a sonatina by the Brazilian Radamés Gnattali, the rhythmic and upbeat “Tranparencias” by Mexican composer Eduardo Gamboa, and three bright tango studies by Astor Piazzolla.

A native of Puebla, Mexico, Cedillo serves as principal flutist for Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México. She also is a faculty member at Conservatorio Nacional de Música, Escuela de Iniciación a la Música y a la Danza at Centro Cultural Ollin Yoliztli, and Programa Orquesta Escuela at Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical. Additionally, she maintains an active private studio in Mexico City.

Cedillo began her musical education at age 5 at Conservatorio Nacional de México as a student of Glildardo Mojica. In 1988, she graduated with honors from Escuela de Perfeccionamiento Vida y Movimiento, where she studied under the tutelage of Rubén Islas. Additionally, Ms. Cedillo has studied with flutists such as Paul Davies, Elena Durán, Bonita Boyd, Lisa Hansen, Geoffrey Gilbert and William Bennet, among others. A recipient of national awards and scholarships, Cedillo is the founding principal flutist of Orquesta Sinfónica Carlos Chávez.

In 1991, while attending the master’s program at Carnegie Mellon University as a student of Julius Baker, she returned to Mexico City to accept her current position as principal flute and section leader at Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México.

In this position she has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Enrique Diemecke, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Fernando Lozano, José Guadalupe Flores and Rosen Milanov.

If you go

What: Julieta Cedillo, Mexico’s National Symphony principal flutist, with John Milbauer, piano, and William Dietz, bassoon

When: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 20

Where: Crowder Hall, UA School of Music building, southeast corner of Park and Speedway

Admission: $9 general; $7 UA employees and seniors 55 and older; $5 students. May be purchased by calling MusiCall at 621-2998, the box office at 621-1162 or online at www.arizona.tix.com

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