The Western Illinois University School of Music will host a faculty recital in the College of Fine Arts and Communication Recital Hall at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 as part of the University’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Faculty Recital for Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 10 at Western Illinois UniversityThis performance is open free for limited general audience seating, but due to the restrictions currently in place, patrons are being asked to scan the QR code and enter contact information upon arrival in the lobby (for contact tracing purposes) and maintain proper social distancing. Ushers will also be able to gather information for those who might need assistance. Masks are required at all times in the Recital Hall and lobby.

The recital includes performances by C.T. Vivian Diversity Scholar in Vocal Performance Brenda Iglesias, mezzo-soprano, and Faculty Assistant Po-Chuan Chiang, piano. It will include repertoire from Spain, Argentina and Mexico. Composers include Federico García Lorca, Enrique Granados, Fernando Obradors, Xavier Montsalvage, Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Guastavino, Ariel Ramírez, Manuel M. Ponce, Ignacio Fernández Esperón, Jorge Del Moral, Alfonso Esparza Oteo, María Grever and Agustín Lara.

Due to the current restrictions in place, we ask that patrons use the following guidelines:

· Face coverings must be worn by all audience members at all times
· Audience members and participants are encouraged to be vaccinated
· Off-campus visitors are encouraged to complete the WIU self-check before arriving to campus at
· Ushers will collect information from attendees (name, phone and email) to assist with contact tracing, if necessary
· Audience members will be expected to maintain proper social distancing from others not in his/her group

For more information, call the COFAC Recital Hall office at (309) 298-1843 or visit


Faculty Recital for Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 10 at Western Illinois University
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