Sept. 18 Musica Viva Will Feature Music from Three Great Spanish Masters

All community members are invited to enjoy an afternoon of beautiful Spanish music at the first JJC Fine Arts Department’s Musica Viva concert of the season on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. in the theatre on Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The concert is free of charge.

Four guest musicians will present classical and Flamenco style music: Angela Presutti Korbitz and Ron Korbitz, will perform voice and guitar, and Diane Campbell and Humberto Carrizales of Ritmo Flamenco will perform dance and guitar.

“The music of Fernando Sor, Manuel de Falla, and Fernando Obradors allows the audience to experience three great Spanish masters from two important time periods,” said Phil Spencer, JJC fine arts faculty member and coordinator of Musica Viva. “When combined with the beauty and rhythmic fire of Flamenco and traditional Spanish dance, this program not only delights the ears but will leave you with a stunning visual interpretation of this music.”

This special Musica Viva presentation of Spanish music is being held during the college’s observation of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, 2016.

Performer bios:

Diane Coronado-Campbell

Diane Coronado-Campbell’s Flamenco training began in Chicago under the direction of Edo Sie, Master Flamenco Teacher and Dancer. Her performance experience includes performing with Las Riojas Flamenco Group and Olé Olé Puppet and Dance Theatre (now Clinard Dance Theatre) as a corps dancer in their production of Quest for Theseus at the Vittum Theater. Ms. Coronado-Campbell’s dance experience also includes competing in International Latin, Pro/Am with teacher/partner, Allen Desterhaft.

Humberto Carrizales

Mr. Carrizales has a Bachelors Degree in Guitar from the National School of Music (ENM) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Alongside his formal music studies, He obtained knowledge of flamenco guitar music under the guidance of Professor George Miller, Director and founder of the guitar ensemble “Embrujo Flamenco.” During his training and career, he has been influenced by both the Classical and Flamenco guitar styles and his performances reflect both styles. In addition to his concert career, Mr. Carrizales has dedicated himself to teaching music and guitar classes both privately and at various public and private schools.

Angela Presutti Korbitz

Angela Presutti Korbitz is a professional member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and The Grant Park Chorus.   She has appeared as a soloist and small ensemble member with the CSO and as a soloist with The Grant Park Orchestra of Chicago, Bel Canto of Milwaukee, The Park Ridge Civic Orchestra, Salt Creek Sinfonietta, Sinfonietta  Bel  Canto, and The Naples Philharmonic. Angela holds degrees from The University of Illinois and Roosevelt University.  Angela is on faculty at VanderCook College of Music and North Central College.

Ron Korbitz

Ron Korbitz holds both Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from VanderCook College of Music. His versatility as player has given him the opportunity to perform in classical and popular music. Currently, he is the director of vocal music at Hill Middle School in Naperville. Ron is also the associate conductor of The Ragazze  Ensemble for Spirito Singers and serves on the adjunct faculty at VanderCook College of Music.


The Joliet Junior College Musica Viva Concert series has provided excellent musical offerings to the college and community for many years, always free-of-charge. Typically held at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoons during the fall and spring semesters at JJC’s Main Campus, the series has featured outstanding national and international guest artists, JJC faculty and JJC alumni. For the 2016-2017 season, Musica Viva offers seven exciting concerts. The Musica Viva Concert series is generously supported by the JJC Foundation and members of the JJC community.

Call (815) 280-2223 for more information about Musica Viva events at JJC.


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