Oct 162008

Saturday, October 25, 2008 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
University of Illinois at Chicago
Lecture Center B1

  • Descargar invitacion / download the flyer here: Paula Monsalve – UIC [PDF]
  • Reception will follow concert
  • **Free Admission**

PAULA MONSALVE, singer, native of Chile, will return to the UIC Latino Cultural Center B1 on Saturday, October 25th at 5:30 pm.

In this performance she combines her inevitable skills with the Argentinean Band NAN, directed by Diego Clemente. Together they bring the release of her latest album ”REINA MIA-QUEEN OF MINE’’ a selection of Paula’s own lyrics inspired by the deep profound feelings of life, sorrow, love and hope. Also they will present a traditional folk music repertoire with “THE MUSICFROM THE END OF THE ANDES “….songs by Violeta Parra, Atahualpa Yupanqui,Victor Heredia and many others.

Paula has become a true cultural ambassador to the Midwest. Since 1986 she has performed with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Anderson Symphony Orchestra, Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Clasica de la Universidad de Santiago, Chile and the Ben-Dorit Symphony Orchestra from Israel.

”It is impossible to pinpoint the exact elements of her artistry that transformed a typical concert into a unique and intimate evening for both audience and orchestra members. Paula is a born artist! Her natural warmth conveyed through her singing as well as her tremendous presence totally captivated the audience through the evening. Her voice is inviting and exotic. She speaks to everyone, and all are touched by her sincere direct message. ”
Thomas Elefant, Music/Director/Conductor, Richmond
(Indiana) Symphony Orchestra.

Please join us for a night of music, wine, cheese, and crackers.
Please visit Paula’s web,

Off-Campus Sponsors:
Consulate of Chile, the Consulate General of the Argentine Republic, International Latino Culture Center
UIC Sponsors: UIC, Latino Cultural Center, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program, and Chance Learning Center.

Oct 152008

Otros medios:

Miércoles 15 de Octubre de 2008
El Mercurio Online

SANTIAGO.- Histórico, no es un sueño. Chile venció este miércoles en el Estadio Nacional 1-0 a Argentina por primera vez en la historia en un duelo por clasificatorias.

El gol del triunfo fue obra del delantero de Audax Italiano Fabian Orellana, a los 35 minutos, tras gran jugada de Gary Medel.

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"Inca Trail", homenaje a la musica andina por el Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Oct 122008

The Inca Trail

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Jessica Warren-Acosta, Andean flutes
Kenneth Olsen, cello

Alomía Robles –   El cóndor pasa
Martínez y Compañón –   Colección de música virreinal
Luzuriaga –   Responsorio
Frank –   Illapa
Golijov –   Mariel for Cello and Orchestra
Soro –   Tres Aires Chilenos
López –   Fiesta!

Peruvian conductor and curator Miguel Harth-Bedoya takes you on a journey along the “Inca Trail” in this unique program, rediscovering forgotten musical gems and newly composed works from his native country. Accompanied by images and video footage from present-day Peru, you’ll hear pieces like El cóndor pasa (a familiar song that has been covered by Simon and Garfunkel) and Illapa, which features traditional Andean flutes. Harth-Bedoya says, “These concerts can present a whole new world to people who have never been to South America.”

Pre-concert lecture information »

Learn more at the official Caminos Del Inka website »

Oct 072008

Ernesto Díaz Espinoza

Full of campy, low-budget fun, Mirageman finds local bouncer and martial arts expert Maco Gutiérrez stumbling on a robbery in progress. After bravely thwarting the heist, Maco dons one of the criminals’ blue ski masks to rescue a damsel in distress. Empowered by his brush with vigilante justice, he decides to embark on a one-man quest to make the streets of Santiago safe and inspire hope in his mentally unstable little brother. But superhero living is not quite as simple as Maco assumed. 90 min.  Spanish with English subtitles.

Gonzalo Justiniano

Big in heart and cheerfully zealous in its examination of an unconventional family unit, Lokas tells the story of nineyear-old Pedro, his homophobic single father, and the pair’s adjustment to moving in with Pedro’s gay grandfather. Showing great affection for its vibrant Chilean locations and colorful characters, this amusing charmer is more concerned what it means to be a responsible man in this world than what it means to be straight or gay. 90 min.  Spanish with English subtitles.

José Luis Torres Leiva

Intoxicating visuals highlight this meditation on loneliness and isolation. Torres Leiva is an artist with the camera, and in effect he paints a hushed portrait of a few interconnected characters searching for love or sex or familial affection against the rain-soaked rural coast of Chile. Like any great painting, the viewers are challenged to fill in the blanks of the story. That the young director entrusts his audience with this task is refreshing. 110 min.  Spanish with English subtitles.