875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, OR
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José-Luis Orozco is a bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist who has dedicated his life to creating quality bilingual music, books, and videos for children. He encourages learning of the Spanish language and promotes Latin American culture through his art. José-Luis received recognition and was honored by the Association of Bilingual Directors affiliated with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). Most recent were the 2011 Latino Spirit Award presentedby the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award presented to him by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).
To learn more, visit: https://joseluisorozco.com/
XX Digitus Duo (“Twenty Fingers”) was selected by Artslandia magazine as one of their top 50 favorite artists, pianists Maria Garcia and Momoko Muramatsu. Both started out having successful individual careers that have taken them around the world and to festivals like the Aspen, Tanglewood, Bergen and Casals festivals, as well as performing with groups like the Mark Morris Dance Group amongst others. Hailed by the press as “Dynamite”, “Intrepid” and “Impressive” they explore the classical standards but also the vast repertoire of their shared Latin American musical heritage, and are deeply committed to working with composers in creating new works for the medium commissioning four works in the past two years from composers Ken Selden, Dag Gabrielsen and Charles Copeland. Their goal is to create exciting musical experiences that include classical/contemporary/rock audiences with an eclectic choice of repertoire while collaborating with other art forms such as film, visual arts, poetry and dance.