presents the fourth annual Dia de los Reyes Festival, Saturday, Jan. 7, from 3 until 5 p.m., at the Cultural Arts Center. Supported in part by with the assistance from Spanish Honor Society students in Turner Middle and Lithia Springs High Schools, this family fiesta celebrates the Latino holiday with the Magi, music and much, much more.
Not only will the Three Kings–Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar–be there, but there will be music and dancing to the music of Domenico Hueso; traditional foods (like rosca cakes, grapes and tamales) and drinks like tamarindo and horchata will be served; and there will be hands-on activities for children and their families including piñatas and letter-writing to the Wise Men. In this charming Hispanic tradition, children write their wishes on letters, which are tied to helium-filled balloons and then released to carry theirs wishes into the sky. The Dia de los Reyes refreshments and decorations have been donated by many local restaurants and small businesses.
Domenico Hueso is currently working on his Bachelor of Music degree in performance from Kennesaw State University with Cathy Lynn. Mr. Hueso has studied with Helen Kim, Juan Ramirez, Francisco Caban, David Grimal, Henry Hutchinson, Ramon Negron, and Susanna Han. He has also participated in several music festivals in Spain, the Pablo Casals Chamber Music Festival in Prades, France, Festival International de Huapango Panuco, Mexico, Programa Musica de Camera para Niños, FOSJA in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the GMEA All College Orchestra 2011 as Principal violist and soloist, a finalist in MTNA Chamber music competition, also has performed orchestrally in China at the Central Conservatory in Beijing and the People's Theatre in Xi'an.
Mr. Hueso has also performed in master classes with the Ying Quartet, Eight Blackbird, Pacifica Quartet, and Chilingirian Quartet in chamber music. He has also performed in events for the Confucius Institute of China, The Free Masons of Atlanta, Spivey Hall, the Atlanta Symphony Guild, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and the inaugural Kennesaw State University’s "Viola Day." Along with freelancing and recording in multiple genres, Hueso has been a guest soloist with the rock band Kansas in 2011 for their Collegiate Symphony Tour, and has performed for tribute groups commemorating artists such as Otis Redding. Recently Hueso has recorded with Soundz, Kelly Rowland and Ike Stubblefield. Along with keeping a rigorous teaching & freelancing schedule, Hueso enjoys the art of improvisation and performing chamber music with his colleagues.