The Flavor of Spain™ Part 2

THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™ PART 2

Part 2:  Influences of Catalan and Basque cultures

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Elena Greco

mezzo-soprano

Richard Gordon

piano

with
Risa Renae Harman, soprano

May 1, 2013, 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 multimedia 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, Middle Eastern, Italian, French, Sephardic and Flamenco cultures, and you will hear all of these elements in the music of em>The Flavor of Spain.

In Part 1 of this concert series, we heard the sounds of southern Spain – Moorish, Sephardic, Italian, Flamenco and Andalusian influence – including settings of folk songs from these regions by De Falla, Lorca, Turina, Obradors and others.

In Part 2, we listen to the native sounds of northern Spain – Catalan and Basque influences. We will present beautiful music by composers Granados, Guridi, de Iradier, Longas, Obradors, Toldrà and Turina, as well as more Sephardic music.

A video presentation of images, music and historical points of interest introduce 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

Olas gigantes (Tres Poemas)
Allegro vivo, No. 4 (Vocalizaciones)
Canticel (Catalan traditional)
Les flors i la donzella (Once Lieders)
A la flor, a la pitaflor (Triptico de Canciones)

Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)

Eduard Toldrà Soler (1895-1962)
Federico Longas (1893-1968)
Jesus García Leoz (1904-1953)

Gracia mia (Canciones amatorias)
L’ocell profeta
Mananica era (Canciones amatorias)
El majo olvidado (Tonadillas)
No lloreis (Canciones amatorias)

Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Duet: El vestido azul Sebastián de Iradier (1809-1865)

Intermission  

Mirentxu (Basque traditional)
Como quieres que adivine (Seis canciones castellanas)
Mananita de San Juan (Seis canciones castellanas)

Jesus Guridi Vidaola (1886-1961)
Allegro de concierto Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

Nani, nani
Morenika
A la una yo naci

Sephardic traditional
(Arr. Richard Gordon/Elena Greco)

Canciones clásicas españolas

Romance de los pelegrinitos
La moza y los calvos
El tumba y le

Fernando Jaumandreu Obradors (1897-1945)

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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