Duo Milando Duo Milando will present an evening of Latin American percussion music featuring guest artist Orlando Cotto and UTSA Percussion faculty Michael Mixtacki. The duo will perform dynamic percussion arrangements of music from Cuba, Brazil, Argentina and Puerto...read more
January 12th & 26th 2018
Jack Gussio, Piano
Roland Dorsey, Bass
Orlando Cotto, Percussion
10805 Birmingham Way #24
Woodstock, MD 21163
When I play the marimba I try to convey a message.
Recording my first album Caribeños was my way of paying tribute to my background whereas A little Prayer was the culmination after years of studying. Since the marimba is a relatively new instrument, I play music that would capture the hearts of the audience. I want them to remember the instrument and the music even when the concert has ended.Orlando Cotto
Notes from the composer:
A collection of eight short pieces that Orlando Cotto recorded and then transcribed for publication. This music was inspired during my wife’s pregnancy with our son Luis Matthew, who has become a source of inspiration and strength. I composed the music with the intention to expose my son to the amazing sound of the marimba and the dynamic range of the instrument. As much as the music is very pleasant and easy to listened to, each piece is like a moving landscape, the understanding and the appreciation of the music changes with each listening. In the end, all of the compositions are meant to put the listener in a relaxing and meditative state. Please, notice that the CD Marimba For an Angel is download only. Thank you for your support.
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Each work comes with a CD of the full recording of the piece with the purchase of the score.
“One Day at the Time”