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Concerts in Masaya, honoring Vega Matus | Aug 15, 2006

The Nicaragua Institute of Culture (INC) will present a series of three free concerts of the National Orchestra in honor of the Nicaraguan composer Alejandro Vega Matus, born 131 years ago. The concerts, named 'August in Masaya with Alejandro Vega Matus', will take place on August 16, 17, and 18 in Masaya. Several works of the composer will be presented.

The inaugurating concert will take place in the parish church called 'Nuestra Señora de la Asunción' on Wednesday, August 16, at 6.30 PM. Before this presentation, there will also be a presentation honoring the local vicar Estanislao García.

The second concert will take place in the Magdalena church in the Monimbó neighborhood at 7 PM on Thursday, August 17. Another church will house the third and last concert: on Friday, August 17 this concert will take place at the San Miguel church, located one block east of the Crafts Market.

Vega Matus was born in Masaya on August 17, 1875, and he became famous for his creative work in genres like waltz, carol, Easter songs, academic music, and religious music among other types. Some of his most famous works include 'Salve Azucena Divina', used frequently during the Purísimas in Nicaragua, 'Las Mandolinas y La Vieja', used during Easter, and 'En la Muerte de Jesús', dedicated to Holy Week.