Tierra Adentro, In the Depths of the Land presented by City of AsylumThursday, June 25, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
A very unique re-broadcasted performance featuring native rhythms from different regions of South America with award-winning performers Raquel Winnica Young and Dieter Hennings-Yeomans, presenting Tierra Adentro: In the Depths of the Land. Raquel and Dieter performed at Alphabet City in October of 2019 to a captivated audience.
Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 60 minutes)
This program explored music from Chile, Argentina and southern Mexico, featuring “the voices of the unheard”- featuring folk styles, poetry and lyrics by prominent 20th century South American and Mexican songwriters who were inspired by the life of the “unheard” people, people who live and work the fields of foreign and desolate lands.
Mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica Young earned her Degree in Vocal Performance from the Colon Opera House in Buenos Aires and an Artist Diploma from Duquesne University. A two-time winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society major auditions, she has performed locally (Quantum Theatre, Apollo’s Fire, Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh Camerata) as well as in Europe, North and South America. She is on the voice faculty of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
The musical endeavors of Dieter Hennings Yeomans (Mexico) span from new music on guitar to early music for lute, baroque guitar, and theorbo. Mr. Hennings has been a soloist with Canada’s New Music Concerts Ensemble, Orchestra of Lecce, Italy, The Riverside Symphony of NYC, Eastman BroadBand Ensemble, Julliard’s 415 Early Music Ensemble, Guanajuato and Monterrey Symphony Orchestras, among many others. Mr. Hennings has won several prestigious competitions including the 2008 Aaron Brock International Guitar Competition, 2005 Eastman Guitar Concerto Competition, the 2002 Villa de Petrer, Alicante (Spain) International Competition, the 2001 Portland Guitar Competition, among others. Mr. Hennings is a resident artist at the East Coast Composers Ensemble and the Eastman Broad Band Ensemble, with whom he maintains an active performing schedule.