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Released December 22, 2003

LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC COMES TO SOUTHERN MISS STAGE

HATTIESBURG -- The Symphony Orchestra at The University of Southern Mississippi will present a concert by a unique group of musicians Jan. 6 in Bennett Auditorium. Cuerdas Latinas (Latin Strings) will perform a musical repertoire based on Latin American music and contemporary international music.

Twelve Latin American and Spanish musicians, hailing from countries that include Cuba, Honduras, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and Spain--are all members of the symphony at Southern Miss but consider themselves as musical ambassadors.

The group formed to give American audiences an opportunity to enjoy different musical styles, most of which come from native Latin cultures. Concert master Jorge Orozco conducts the group.

The evening's program will consist of music by Latin American composers Aldemaro Romero (Venezuela), Astor Piazzola (Argentina), as well as renowned European composers including Maurice Ravel, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Joseph Haydn.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $14, $16, and $18. For tickets, call the Southern Miss Ticket Office at (601) 266-5418 or 800-844-8425. Order online at www.usm.edu/tickets.

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