By LISA MANRIQUEZ
The Amarillo College Music Department and the Music Makers are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with an outdoor concert.
The event, “Fiesta Under the Starts,” is free and open to the public. Performances will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 in the amphitheater. Located south of the Music Building and the Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street Campus.
According to Music Chair, Camille Nies, the event is influenced by Latin-American music like Mambos, Tangos and other festive pieces.
Large and small ensembles will perform at “Fiesta Under the Stars,” groups such as Chamber Orchestra, The Community Concert Band, Vocal Jazz Guitar Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, AC Suzuki Advance Ensemble, Concert Choir, Latin-American Orchestra and a special guest from Amarillo Opera, Nies said.
In addition, a traditional Mexican dance called, ‘Folklorico’ will also be performed, Dr. Bruce Lin, assistant professor of music, said. Music like “La Bomba,” “Espana Cani,” “Arroz con Leche,” “Killer Tango,” “La Charreada” and “El Mariachi Loco” will be performed. Compositions by Piazzola, Marquita, Guastavino and Gimenez will be featured, along with traditional folk tunes.
Both Nies and Lin want to invite everyone to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the performances, food and weather.