Mexican music isn't all accordions and marimbas, there is a long traditional of classical musicians and composers as well. But classical instruments like the cello and piano can also be used to make traditional music. Our next two guests are well-versed in that combination. Ignacio Mariscal
is a Mexican cellist and the Cultural Ambassador of the Americas at the Organization of American States. Mauricio Nader
is a Mexican pianist as well as a Professor and Academic Director at the Mexican Center of Graduate Studies in Music in Puebla, Mexico. They're in Chicago for the 2010 Latino Music Festival. They'll perform Mexican Music for Cello and Piano
this Friday night at the Art Institute of Chicago – their performance kicks off at 6:30 p.m., and admission is FREE to the public. The two musicians perform from the Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio.