SJC Council for the Arts Presents "Suffolk to Segovia"

PATCHOGUE, NY – MARCH 30, 2009 – The Council for the Arts at St. Joseph’s College is proud to present “Suffolk to Segovia,” a celebration of Latin American music and instruments. The performance will take place on April 16, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the D’Ecclesiis Auditorium on the College’s Long Island Campus.

The repertoire will focus on percussion instruments with a Latin American heritage and be performed by St. Joseph’s College professor of Latin American music, Andrea Pryor de Manrique and fellow percussionist Ingrid Gordon. The instruments that will be showcased include the Cuban congas and sartenes, tom toms, bongos and temple blocks.

Andrea Pryor de Manrique has performed on Broadway for The Lion King and at the legendary Casa de la Trova in Santiago, Cuba. She holds a Master of Arts degree in music from the University of Illinois in Urbana. Ingrid Gordon has performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Doctor of Music Arts degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts degree in music from Northwestern University.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Council at 631.447.3258 or visit

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St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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