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Pianist Performs Concert of Latin American Music

Story posted April 15, 1999

April 19, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Pianist Max Lifchitz will present a concert of Latin American music at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in Gibson Hall, Room 101, at Bowdoin College. The concert is free and open to the public. The program includes works by Cervantes (Cuba), Villa Lobos (Brazil), Ginastera (Argentina) and several Mexican composers.

Though born in Mexico City in 1948, Lifchitz has lived in the U.S. since 1966. Composer, performer and educator, he is also the founder and director of the New York City-based chamber ensemble North/South Consonance, which since 1980 has presented an innovative series of concerts featuring music by composers from the Americas.

Lifchitz conducts and plays piano for North/South Consonance in addition to creating its programming. North/South concerts have been heard on National Public Radio and the Voice of America. In recognition of his work on behalf of American and Latin American composers, the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Javier Perez de Cuellar, presented Lifchitz with the United Nations Peace Medal in September of 1982. Organizations as internationally diverse as the American Center in Paris, the BBC, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Cabrillo Music Festival, College Music Society, Darmstadt Festival, Library of Congress and the Lincoln Center have sponsored concerts of his compositions.

The performance is cosponsored by the Bowdoin College Department of Music as part of its Maine New Music Network Series and the Department of Romance Languages.

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