The Sephardic Workshop


This is a joint production of THE MUSIC SALON™ and THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™.

Presented by
Elena Greco
Richard Gordon

December 2, 2018, 3:30 pm
New York, NY
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The deadline for requesting to attend is November 29.
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THE SEPHARDIC WORKSHOP™ explores the rich and moving musical culture of the Sephardim (Spanish Jews). We’ll hear some beautiful live performances and recorded examples of this genre, along with a presentation of historical information and performance tips for presenting this music expressively and authentically. Everyone will have an opportunity to share a Sephardic song and to receive coaching, if desired (a bargain!).

And be sure not to miss our full concert of Sephardic music, THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™ Part 4: Noches, Noches.

The Presenters

Richard Gordon. Originally from Wyoming, Richard’s diverse musical career has ranged from conducting and coaching opera in the Alaskan tundra to performing solo piano concerts in the jungles of Africa. As conductor/accompanist he toured with Met diva Patrice Munsel and film star Jane Powell, and he has accompanied many of opera’s luminaries. His associations with opera companies include Ecuador’s Teatro Nacional Sucre, Anchorage Opera, Washington (D.C.) Opera, New Orleans Opera, Pusan (Korea) Grand Opera, St. Louis Opera and Chautauqua Opera. Equally at home in musical theater, he has conducted national tours and has been associated with Goodspeed Opera, Playwrights Horizons and Phillip Glass Ensemble, and with many well-known popular singers such as Audra McDonald, Kevin Kline, David Cassidy and Linda Ronstadt. He has served on the faculties of the University of Liberia (Africa), Southern Methodist University and the American Musical & Dramatic Academy. As guest artist, he has conducted performances or led masterclasses in body awareness for singers at Westminster Choir College, Shenyang Conservatory (China) and Dalien Music Conservatory (China), among other institutions. Also a vocal coach and arranger, Richard has a special gift for bringing out the very best in singers and instrumentalists.
Elena Greco. A specialist in Spanish art song, Elena has researched the Sephardic genre in depth, has mastered the nuances and characteristics of the style, and wants most of all to share this wonderful, under-appreciated genre and encourage others to do the same. Elena is producer, artistic director and co-music director for THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™, an ongoing multimedia concert series which entertains while educating about the rich and extensive genre of Spanish art song. Elena’s primary creative focus is producing multimedia projects that entertain, educate and enliven, and on facilitating groups that simultaneously educate and heal. As a mezzo-soprano, she sings a wide range of genres and styles, both as a soloist and as an enthusiastic ensemblist. As an opera singer, her focus is on the full lyric mezzo French, Italian and verismo repertoire. She is particularly dedicated to Spanish art song, and is equally at home in French mélodies, musical theater and cabaret. Her primary creative focus is producing multimedia projects through EGMP that entertain, educate and enliven, and on facilitating groups that simultaneously educate and heal. She is an integrative counselor with a lifelong commitment to self-actualization for herself and others, and most of all, to promoting the power and flow of creativity in all of us. To further her intention to bring healing through music, Elena hosts THE MUSIC SALON™ monthly to provide a haven for creative artists to share their art among colleagues and receive support in their creative process.

For more information, please email Elena Greco.

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