Professor Ileana Perez Velazquez celebrated the world premiere of Tu, Paz Mia, a work commissioned by GRAMMY®-nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire, a professional chorus based in Florida.
William Jaume, Class of 1977, and member of the Seraphic Fire Board of Directors was first introduced to Prof. Perez Velazquez in 2017. Inspired by her work, a musical collaboration was born. Together with Patrick Dupre Quigley, Conductor and Music Director of Seraphic Fire, the new work was premiered on April 11, 2019 at Florida International University School of Music as part of a performance paying homage to Esteban Salas, Cuba’s first native-born composer of art music. Performances also took place in Coral Gables, Ft. Lauderdale, and Naples, Florida.