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Spotlight Sunday - Pablo Issa

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Today we are featuring, Pablo Issa. Pablo has played in several orchestras for Hartford Opera Theater. Here is a little bit of information about Pablo and what he has coming up.

Pablo Issa performs chamber music internationally with The Sound Scape Trio and Cuatro Puntos. He is also the principal cellist of the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra. As an educator, Issa received Long-Term Suzuki Training at the School for Strings in New York City with Pamela Devenport and completed his pedagogic studies with Carey Cheney and Nancy Hair. Currently, he teaches cello and coaches chamber music at The Hartt School Community Division, where he heads the Community Outreach Program and co-coordinates the Adult Chamber Music Program. Issa holds a Post-High School Graduate Diploma from Interlochen Arts Academy, a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Baldwin-Wallace University, and both a Master of Music Performance and a Graduate Professional Diploma from The Hartt School. His education was made possible thanks to the support of Fundación Arnoldo Schwimmer of Issa's native country, Bolivia. Upcoming events: Women Composers Festival of Hartford Thursday, March 30, 7:30pm Charter Oak Cultural Center Chamber Music Women Composers Festival of Hartford Sunday, April 2, 1:00pm Unitarian Society of Hartford Collaboration with Connecticut Children's choir Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra HICO Friday, April 7, 2:00pm Hartford Public Library Chamber Music Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra HICO Friday, April 12, 7:00pm Eastern Connecticut State University Chamber Music - Residency Christ Church Cathedral of Springfield Sunday, April 30, 3:30pm Collaboration with Organ Here is what Pablo had to say about "opera without borders" - To me "Opera Without borders " refers to the infinite opportunities that opera gives us to reflect about current situations and relate to others. Ultimately, It sends a message of inclusion and tolerance. Opera specifically has the added value of combining music with words to communicate a clear idea. This genre is an absolute force that has the power to express a full message by merging instrumental and vocal music with theater and its scenic elements. As an instrumentalist, I believe that all genres of music have this power, to change, people in different ways, throughout the reflection and relating to one another. That is evident in this unique philosophy.

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