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Christmas concerts throughout Nicaragua | Dec 3, 2010

Conference table during the announcement of the Christmas concerts.
Róger Solórzano Canales

Easter sounds, carols and Christmas music, written by Nicaraguan and foreigner composers, will be played in different cities by orchestras and national choirs during December. This will be the XVI Free Christmas Concert Tour, which is annually organized by Camerata Bach and other allies.

The tour will start today, December 6, with an official concert at the Ruben Dario National Theater. After this, the orchestras and choirs will visit different cities from the country and the final presentation will be on December 23, at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Managua.

Even though not all of the groups will perform in every concert, the initiative will have the participation of Camerata Bach, the Arpegios Choir (Jinotepe), the Children's Choir of the Nicaraguan Academy of Music, the Carlos Tunnerman Lopez Youth Orchestra, the renowned soloists from Grupo Lírico, as well as local representatives from every city.

The free Christmas concert tour has been taking place for 15 years thanks to the effort of various entities. The musician Ramón Rodríguez, director of Camerata Bach and the Ruben Dario National Theater, has been the lead organizer of the event. Other entities like the German-Nicaraguan Initiative (ICAN), the Nicaraguan Cultural Forum, Claro (mobile enterprise), American University (UAM), and other sponsors are also part of the project.

The classic music concerts will last an hour and a half, and will include songs by Nicaraguan, Hispanic, German and other European composers. This information was provided by Ramón Rodríguez during a press conference, in which he showed his satisfaction with the progress of this cultural initiative. "We started with three cities in the first year and now we have 15," he said.

A series of concerts are confirmed for the Central and South Pacific zone of the country (Masaya, Masatepe, Jinotepe, Cárdenas and Managua), the Western area (León, Chinandega and Corinto) and the Northen one (Matagalpa). The performances in Granada, San Carlos (Río San Juan), Santo Tomás (Chontales), Jinotega and the Atlantic Coast are still pending.

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