On November 3, 2012, student musicians from Carnegie Hall’s La Pasión Según San Marcos Creative Learning Project came together with some of the professional musicians they will be performing with on March 10, 2013 at Carnegie Hall. Together, they explored some of the rich traditional music from different parts of Latin America that are featured in Osvaldo Golijov’s La Pasión Según San Marcos.
Here are some of the photos from the day of workshops and group performances.
Composer Osvaldo Golijov shares some of his personal experiences that impacted the development of La Pasión según San Marcos as Creative Learning Project participants share their original compositions inspired by the oratorio.
Composer Osvaldo Golijov and pianist/composer Gonzalo Grau discuss the tension of syncopation and share the origins of "Por Qué," a selection from La Pasión según San Marcos that is derived from the mambo music of Cuba.
In a workshop leading up to the performance of La Pasión según San Marcos, composer Osvaldo Golijov, percussionist Mikael Ringquist and singer/dancer Reynaldo González-Fernández interact with students around Batá, a Cuban ceremonial music derived from Yoruba religious practices in Africa.
Percussionist Marcus Santos helps students learn how to perform some of the Brazilian samba rhythms that Composer Osvaldo Golijov has used in La Pasión según San Marcos.
Marcus Santos has created some interactive videos for you to play along with him! You can explore the different Latin drumming techniques and learn about the basic rhythms of Latin American music. Upload or embed a video of your percussion performance and share it on the Latin American Music group wall for feedback from Marcus.