Dartmouth Events

Lecture-Recital: Maribel Alonso, "New Bassoon Music by Mexican Women Composers"

Bassoonist Maribel Alonso performs and discusses solo bassoon works commissioned from contemporary Mexican women composers.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Sudikoff 143
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Arts and Sciences, Performances

Maribel Alonso was born in Mexicali, Baja California, and studied bassoon performance in Mexico and Vienna. Her musicality and creativity for improvisation have earned her various grants and residencies, including funding from the National Funds for Arts and Culture (FONCA) for a tour of Mexico and Columbia with her program of newly commissioned works by Mexican women composers. She has performed in the most important theaters within Mexico, and internationally in Germany, Austria, Lebanon, Thailand, Canada, United States, Ecuador, Argentina, and Colombia. Recently, she has been working on commissioning new music by women composers to bring more equity to the music community. She’s an active part of TSUNAMI (Mexican Women Musicians Network) along with her duo Big Bambi (electric bass and bassoon), both of which have albums available on streaming platforms. Her solo project Nomad Bassoon brings music and various workshops to distant communities, migrant shelters, girl’s shelters and centers for persons with autism. Since 2018, Maribel has been the Bassoon Professor of the Faculty of Music UNAM and Escuela Superior de Música in Mexico City.

For more information, contact:
Grant Cook

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.