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Join us for a round table discussion with composer Tania León and musicologist Alejandro L. Madrid, facilitated by Frost Assistant Professor of Musicology Marysol Quevedo. Tania León (b. Havana, Cuba) is highly regarded as a composer, conductor, educator, and advisor to arts organizations. In 2021, her orchestral work Stride, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music. León is Frost School of Music’s Distinguished Composer in Residence for 2021. Alejandro L. Madrid is a professor of musicology at Cornell University. He is the author of the award-winning In Search of Julián Carrillo and Sonido 13 and coauthor of Danzón: Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dance. He is also the author of the forthcoming biography Tania León’s Stride: A Polyrhythmic Life.
This event is co-sponsored by the Frost School of Music Departments of Musicology and Music Theory and Composition and the University of Miami’s Institute for the Advanced Study of the Americas.
Acclaimed composer, sought-after conductor, esteemed educator, tireless advocate for the arts--Tania León’s achievements encompass but also stretch far beyond contemporary classical music. Alejandro L. Madrid draws on oral history, archival work, and ethnography to offer the first in-depth biography of the artist. Breaking from a chronological account, Madrid looks at León through the issues that have informed and defined moments in her life and her professional works. León’s words become a starting ground--but also a counterpoint--to the accounts of the people in her orbit. What emerges is more than an extraordinary portrait of an artist's journey. It is a story of how a human being reacts to the challenges thrown at her by history itself, be it the Cuban revolution or the struggle for civil and individual rights.
Nuanced and multifaceted, Tania León's Stride looks at the life, legacy, and milieu that created and sustained one of the most important figures in American classical music.
TopicsArts and Culture
AudienceAlumni General Public Faculty Students Students - Undergrad Students - Grad/Professional Prospective Students Students - International Admitted Students Staff
DepartmentFrost School of Music