ADCA to Honor Dominican Composer Dante Cucurullo

dantecucurullo-1The Association of Dominican Classical Artists (ADCA) will honor Dominican composer, percussionist, and educator Dante Cucurullo in a tribute concert celebrating his extraordinary contributions to the development of contemporary Dominican music. The concert, which is co-sponsored by The City College of New York and City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, will take place Friday, May 24, 2013 at 7:00pm at the City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall, 133rd Street on Convent Avenue in Manhattan.

Professor María Irene Blanco, pianist and current director of the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo, will travel with Mr. Cucurullo to New York for this concert, and will perform a selection of his compositions for solo piano.

The concert will feature the world premiere of Mr. Cucurullo’s piece for musicians and 20 metronomes, which will be performed by students of Gregorio Luperón High School and the Washington Heights Community School of the Arts. The students also will perform his “Cuarteto de vejigas,” a piece that uses birthday balloons. Mr. Cucurullo will offer explanatory remarks about his compositions and will show a video of performances of several of his compositions by Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional and Ballet Nacional of the Dominican Republic.

Admission is free, but registration is required at

[Many thanks to Anna Tonna for bringing this item to our attention.]

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