Oberlin College and Conservatory

PACE Visiting Artist: Ignacio (Nacho) Algorta, musician and social activist

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 12:15pm

Bibbins Hall (Conservatory of Music), 237
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

The PACE (Pedagogy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement) Division welcomes Nacho Algorta—Uruguayan conductor, arranger, and social activist—for a lunchtime talk about his “Participatory Orchestra,” which includes amateur and professional musicians—from an electrician to a Grammy Award winner. 

During this talk, you will learn how an orchestra start-up with a social mission can navigate different musical genres while building political and financial support, both locally and nationally.

A pizza lunch will be served.

More about Ignacio Algorta
Nacho Algorta is a composer, pianist, accordionist, keyboardist, arranger, and conductor from Montevideo, Uruguay. He has benefited from being at the intersection of musical traditions from Brazil and Argentina, in addition to those of his native land. He has worked with musicians throughout the region, among them Grammy Award winners Hugo and Osvaldo Fattoruso and the rock band “No Te Va Gustar.” Algorta holds a degree from the Escuela Universitaria de Música of the Universidad de la República.

Event Type

Info Sessions/Presentations


Academic, Music Education, Administrative, Conservatory of Music

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Nacho Algorta conducts his Participatory Orchestra

Contact Person

Louise Zeitlin

Contact Phone Number

(440) 775-8531

Contact E-mail Address


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