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Tuesdays on the Terrace | Jorge Morataya: Marimba

June 25, 20245:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is free, but capacity is limited. Reserve a Fast Pass for expedited entry.

This performance takes place in our Edlis Neeson Theater.

Two performers standing behind a marimba.

Jorge Morataya. Photo courtesy of the artist.

About the Event

Summer Tuesdays come alive on the MCA terrace with free concerts highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned music community. Enjoy live music while relaxing on the lawn with your own picnic, or savor snacks and drinks available for purchase. Then head inside to catch the MCA’s summer exhibitions—we’re open late on Tuesdays and free for Illinois residents.

In conjunction with the Guatemalan Consulate, our 25th season of Tuesdays on the Terrace kicks off with Jorge Morataya: Marimba, whose band graces the MCA’s stage to serenade us with the sounds of the Guatemalan national instrument: the marimba.


Jorge Morataya | Marimba
Zuleika Díaz
Carlos Ortiz
Ángel de Leon


Please note that this event takes place in the Edlis Neeson Theater and seating is limited.

About the Artist

Jorge Morataya was born in Guatemala City, where he studied music education, playing—among others—piano, guitar clarinet, accordion, and marimba, which is a key instrument of Guatemalan folk music. His love and passion for keeping Guatemalan folk music alive led him to teach marimba classes to children and young people from around the world here in the United States. He also plays at cultural, religious, and philanthropic events to raise money for children in need in various parts of Latin America. As Morataya joyfully puts it, “¡Que viva la música!” Long live music! For this Tuesdays on the Terrace, Morataya is joined onstage by three other musicians to form a quartet.


Tuesdays on the Terrace is presented by NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago.

Tuesdays on the Terrace is made possible in part by a generous gift from Luminarts Cultural Foundation.

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