‘Voice of an Angel’ concert features marimba

By Zacchary Watson


Pima Community College percussion instructor Homero Cerón will present a concert of Latin American music on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. in the West Campus Recital Hall.

“The Voice of an Angel” program features Cerón on marimba, with Amilcar Guevera on piano and Geoffrey Hamilton on string bass.

“The title comes from an old Mexican hand-made marimba that I have which has some inlaid woodwork,” Cerón said. “The front of the instrument has ‘la voz de un angel’ in small letters made from hard woods.”

People in Southern Mexico and Central America refer to the marimba sound as “the woods that sing with the voices of women or angels,” Cerón noted.

The PCC program will incorporate that sound into baroque, neo-romantic and tango music.

Cerón, principal percussionist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, is a multi-talented musician who has played professionally since age 12. The Monterrey, Mexico, native received his master’s degree in music from the University of Arizona.

Guevara was born in El Salvador into a family immersed in traditional Latin music. After moving to Tucson, he directed salsa and charanga bands. He also plays Latin jazz with his own quartet.

Hamilton, a 27-year-performer with TSO, plays classical, jazz and pop music.

Tickets to “Voice of an Angel” cost $6, with discounts available. For further details, call the box office at 206-6986 or visit www.pima.edu/cfa.

From left, Geoffrey Hamilton, Homero Cerón and Amilcar Guevera.

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