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The MSU College of Music artists in residence this semester include:

KAIA String Quartet

From the tango of the Rio de la Plata to the string quartets of Silvestre Revueltas, the KAIA String Quartet is devoted to promoting the music of Latin America.

Events with KAIA open to the public:

  • Composition Reading, October 18, 8:00 pm, Cook Recital Hall
  • KAIA in Concert, October 19, 7:30 pm, Cook Recital Hall
  • Chamber Masterclass, October 20, 3:30, Large Rehearsal


Gabriela Ortiz

Latin Grammy-nominated Gabriela Ortiz is one of the foremost composers in Mexico today and one of the most vibrant musicians emerging on the international scene. Her musical language achieves an extraordinary and expressive synthesis of tradition and the avant-garde by combining high art, folk music and jazz in novel, frequently refined and always personal ways. Her compositions are credited for being both entertaining and immediate as well as profound and sophisticated; she achieves a balance between highly organized structure and improvisatory spontaneity.

Events with Gabriela Ortiz open to the public:

  • Composition Masterclass, October 26, 8:00 pm, MPB 103
  • Wind Symphony Concert, October 27, 8:00 pm, Wharton
  • Symphony Orchestra Concert, October 29, 3:00 pm, Wharton
  • Musique21, October 30, 7:30 pm, Fairchild