Northeastern Illinois University, the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association and the Advisory Council on Latino Affairs of the City of Chicago cordially invite you and a guest to attend a reception and concert by the acclaimed Venezuelan TRIO Juan José Herrera in honor of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebrating Chicago’s Latin American Communities.
Tuesday, September 29th 2009
Reception 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Concert 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Fine Arts Building Recital Hall
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
RSVP required by September 24, 2009 to
Dr. Joaquín Villegas J-Villegas1@neiu.edu or Dr. Ana Gil-García A-Serafin@neiu.edu
Juan José Herrera is an innovative trio in the genre of interpretation of Venezuelan instrumental music with piano, double bass, and cuatro (four string guitar.) Its members are dual professionals: engineers and musicians, living in worlds of both academia and folkloric music. Their music offers classical music interpreted with Venezuelan rhythms: Bach in joropo, Beethoven in waltz, and Mozart in merengue. These pieces amalgamate the immortality of great classics with the essence of Venezuelan music.