Cook Music Library Digital Exhibitions

Juan Orrego-Salas "My Life in Music: A Century of Relationships through Musical Notes"

The Latin American Music Center (LAMC) celebrates the life and music of its founding director, Juan Orrego-Salas, on his 100th birthday, with an exhibit that highlights his impact as a composer, educator, scholar, and advocate of Latin American music. The exhibit includes materials from the Juan Orrego-Salas Legacy Collection, donated by the composer in 2011 as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Center.

The Collection consists of Orrego-Salas’s musical works and ephemera such as letters, photographs, concert programs, and writings by and about Orrego-Salas. It includes sketches, manuscript scores, and published scores by the composer. A variety of program notes, concert programs, reviews, and articles, as well as Orrego-Salas’s scrapbooks comprise part of the Collection. Other items include personal and professional correspondence to and from Orrego-Salas, scholarly writings by and about Orrego-Salas, papers and compositions written by his students, as well as photographs and artwork, all of which provide insight into the life and music of the composer.

This online exhibit complements a physical exhibit on display at the Indiana University William and Gayle Cook Music Library from January 18-February 26, 2019.

Credits

Curated by Emma Dederick (Latin American Music Center Curator of Special Collections), Anna Hinkley and Emily Baumgart (LAMC Technical Services Assistants).