The Flavor of Spain™ Part 1

THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™

Part 1:  Influences of Flamenco, Sephardic, Moorish and Italian cultures

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Elena Greco

mezzo-soprano

Richard Gordon

piano

with
Daniel Garcia, guitar
and
Guillermo Cardenas, percussion

June 27, 2012, 7:30-9:30 pm
at Studios 353, 353 W 48th St (bet 8th/9th Aves)
(Click here for directions)

What is it about Spanish music that lets you know instantly that what you’re hearing is Spanish? The Flavor of Spain explores in multi-media the exotic cultural influences that create that unique sound. Deep in the lush, passionate and thrilling sound of this music are influences of the Moorish, Greek, Turkish, Italian, French, Sephardic and Flamenco cultures, and you will hear all of these elements in the music of The Flavor of Spain.

In Part 1 of this concert series, we focus on southern Spain. We will offer some Flamenco and Sephardic songs which exemplify the important contribution of these cultures to Spanish music, along with settings of folk songs from these regions by Andalusian composers De Falla, Taboada and Lorca. In addition, you will hear beautiful Spanish art songs from the 19th and 20th centuries, including the North American premiere of a song by Federico Longas, and songs of Turina and Obradors. A presentation of images, music and historical points of interest will introduce the live music, guiding you deeper into the “flavor” of Spanish music. You will leave with an understanding of how this unique sound came into being, as well as a deep appreciation for this amazing genre and the beauty of the Spanish language in song.


PROGRAM

Presentation: The Flavor of Spain Elena Greco

Ronda (North American premiere)
Lo que está de Dios
Desengaño (Romanza)
Caramba

Federico Longas (1893-1968)
Francisco Asejo Barbiere (1823-1894)
Rafael Taboada y Mantilla (1837-1914)
Manuel García (1775-1832)

Canciones españolas antiguas

Sevillanas del Siglo XVIII
Nana de Sevilla
Zorongo

Federico García Lorca (1898-1936)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)

Sephardic Songs

Noches, noches
Puncha, puncha
Avrix mi galanica

Traditional
Arr. Richard Gordon/Elena Greco

Intermission  

Siete canciones populares españolas

Polo
Nana
Jota

Manuel De Falla (1876-1946)

Canciones clásicas españolas

Chiquitita la novia
En el pinar
El vito

Fernando Obradors (1897-1945)

Danzas Gitanas

Generalife (Op.55 No. 4)
Danza Ritual (Op. 55 No. 3)
Seguiriya (Op. 84 No. 5)

Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)

Poema en forma de canciones

Cantares
Nunca olvida
Las locas por amor

Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)

For more information, please email Elena Greco.
For more information about The Flavor of Spain™ concert series and the performers, click here:  The Flavor of Spain™.


Please note: This is a FRAGRANCE-FREE event so that those who have allergies and asthma can be comfortable.


The Flavor of Spain
is brought to you by
Elena Greco Multimedia Productions™


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