A musical journey through Spain and Latin America

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The Ohio State University at Marion's Five Nights on Campus series is pleased to present the music of El Calido Viento Thursday, May 12, 2011, 7:30 p.m., in Morrill Hall Auditorium.

El Calido Viento is an inspiringly talented ensemble that offers some of the finest classical music styles of Spain and Latin America, including music written by Hispanic composers, such as Rodrigo, Gade, Villalobos, Ponce, Jobim, Lecuona, Vazquez and Goodwin.

El Calido Viento is directed by flutist Rodolfo Vázquez, a former professor of flute at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. Vázquez is the principal flute with the Orquesta Filarmónica del Conservatorio Nacional de Música both in Mexico City and the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Cellist Darlene Barrett earned her Master of Music Degree in cello performance from The Ohio State University and has performed in numerous symphony orchestras throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, including the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Barrett currently is the principal cellist of the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, where she is also a member of the orchestra string quartet and plays a cello that is over 300 years old.

Guitarist Sean Ferguson holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music form The Ohio State University, where he studied classical guitar and music history. Ferguson has performed actively on modern and historical guitars and lutes as a soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania, including appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Young People Concert Series, Opera/Columbus, and the Philadelphia and Columbus Guitar Societies.

Tickets for El Calido Viento are available in advance or at the door. Ticket prices are: $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; and $4 for students. Marion campus faculty and staff, which includes all Ohio State Marion and Marion Technical College personnel, are eligible for $8 discounted individual performance tickets.

Five Nights on Campus is a performing arts series designed specifically for the residents of the seven-county regional service area of Ohio State Marion and is intended to complement the other entertainment opportunities which are available in the area.

Five Nights on Campus is made possible through the generous support of the following community-minded businesses: ArcelorMittal Marion; ClearChannel Radio; The Herald, Inc.; Frontier Communications; Marion General Hospital; Marion Technical College; The Marion Star; The Ohio State Bank; Whirlpool Corporation; Wyandot, Inc.