Concert in Watertown Featuring the Sounds of the Andes

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Sounds of the Andes will appear at Watertown’s First Parish Church. (Courtesy Photo)

The following announcement was provided by Spectacle Collective:

Spectacle Collective presents Sounds of the Andesan evening of musical fusion featuring the Alturas Duo and Gonzalo Cortés, on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 7:30 pm at First Parish of Watertown.

Alturas Duo consists of Carlos Boltes on viola and charango and Scott Hill on guitar and voice. They will be joined by Gonzalo Cortés, Andean woodwinds, and Western flute for a seamless blend of Western classical music with South American folk music. The audience is invited to reimagine familiar classics while also being presented with a whole new world of sound. The trio will introduce the audience to a variety of Andean and classical instruments and share insight from their vast experience with the Andean folkloric oral tradition.

Spectacle Collective is a non-profit performing arts organization based in Watertown. The group brings classical music and other art forms into conversation with each other to create multidisciplinary performances and engage wider audiences. Their previous production, Dmitri in the Dark, included a performance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 6 with acrobats and actors.

Sounds of the Andes is a precursor in support of Spectacle Collective’s upcoming main-stage production Luz & Leyendas at the Boston Center for the Arts, Oct. 18-20, 2024. Luz & Leyendas will feature the Latin American folk music inspired compositions of Gabriela Lena Frank and Javier Farías, performed by the Spectacle Collective string quartet and Alturas Duo, alongside live shadow puppet artistry that will draw you into a whimsical, dream-like atmosphere. Both performances are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Sounds of the Andes

Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 7:30 pm

First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church St., Watertown, MA

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $20. Reservations can be made by visiting this website:

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