LC Director Eugene Rodriguez Honored With Fanfare Award

In conversation with SFCF President David Stull

Our founder and director Eugene Rodriguez received the annual Fanfare Award from his alma mater The San Francisco Conservatory of Music last week for his musical and community achievements. As part of the ceremony Eugene was publicly interviewed by Conservatory president David Stull about the many connections between cultures, communities, generations, and traditions that Eugene has made during the course of his career. The event, which attracted the highest number of the Conservatory community of stakeholders yet, culminated in a performance by Eugene and his former teacher, Classical Guitar Master David Tanenbaum. They played two duets, a sonata by Domenico Scarlatti and the Scherzino Mexicano by Manuel Ponce. They were then joined by Eugene’s son and Los Cenzontles Production Manager Emiliano Rodriguez for two traditional sones Jarochos from Southern Veracruz. One of the many connections that Eugene has made in the course of his career is to connect traditional Mexican sones to European Baroque music, from which they were derived, which he studied with David Tanenbaum at the Conservatory. Here is a video of those two pieces. Eugene’s interview and performance were met with great enthusiasm by the Conservatory community. Eugene felt touched and deeply honored by the entire experience.

Click To View Clip Of Jarocho Performance