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UNDERSCORED: “Hilos” by Gabriela Lena Frank

Performed by Music from Copland House

Monday, June 6, 2022 at 1pm [Eastern Time]

About Gabriela Lena Frank:

“A knockout” (Chicago Tribune)

“Brilliantly effective” (New York Times)

“Glorious” (Los Angeles Times)

About Music from Copland House:

“Redefines what it is to listen to fine music in the 21st-century” (Broadway World)

“All exuberance and bright sunshine” (The New York Times)


Born in California to a mother of Peruvian-Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian-Jewish descent, the composer’s musical heritage has been inspired by the works of Bela Bartók and Alberto Ginastera, and animated by her extensive South American travels. Her music has been commissioned and performed by such luminaries as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, soprano Dawn Upshaw, The King’s Singers, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, guitarist Manuel Barrueco, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, and San Francisco Symphonies, and the San Diego Opera. Composer-in-Residence of the storied Philadelphia Orchestra, she has won the prestigious Heinz Award, a Latin Grammy, and Guggenheim and USA Artist Fellowships, and was included as one of The Washington Post’s 35 most significant women composers in history. Please join us for this free, hour-long program, which includes a complete performance of “Hilos,” preceded by a brief spoken intro about the music, and followed by a live Q&A between the viwers and artists.


Music from Copland House Featured Artists: clarinetist Igor Begelman*, violinist Siwoo Kim, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Michael Boriskin.


*Graduate Center Doctoral program

This program is sponsored by the Office of Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation at the Graduate Center, CUNY and in partnership with Music from Copland House