EGMP Job Available: Videographer

ELENA GRECO MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTIONS™ Job Available: Videographer (posted August 2016) VIDEOGRAPHER needed for EGMP (Elena Greco Multimedia Productions) for the 2016-17 season.  Contact Elena Greco at egreco@elenagreco.com before September 1. EGMP needs a Videographer, one will work closely with us when we are in production. Media exposure is everything now in promoting a show and a company, getting the seats filled…

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EGMP Job Available: Business/Public Relations Director

ELENA GRECO MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTIONS™ Job Available: Business/Public Relations Director (posted July 2016) BUSINESS/PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR needed for EGMP for the next season. The audition:  We meet on the Upper West Side for coffee or wine (my treat), over which you tell me briefly what you think you can do in order to help EGMP thrive financially and become self-sustainable over the next…

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THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™-Music of Basque Country

THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™ MUSIC OF BASQUE COUNTRY by Elena Greco December 1, 2015 The Basque Country (“País Vasco,” or “Euskadi”) in northeast Spain is a region that is split across two countries:  Spain and France. The origins of the beautiful Basque people are unknown. Their genes do not match any others in the world. Not Latin in heritage, their…

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THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™-Music of Galicia

THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™ MUSIC OF GALICIA by Elena Greco November 10, 2015 When people think of Spain, they usually think of the Andalusian or Catalan cultures. But Spain is so much more! For example, Galicia is an autonomous community that lies at the far northwest corner of Spain, bordering Portugal. Although modern, it has many ancient architectural sites and…

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THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™-Weekly Spanish Composer-Joaquin Turina

THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™ This Week’s Spanish Composer: JOAQUÍN TURINA (1882-1949) by Elena Greco October 6, 2015 Born in Seville and of Italian heritage, Joaquin Turina spent much of his life in Madrid.  He studied with Vincent D’Indy, and was influenced by Albéniz, De Falla and Debussy.  More attuned to formal compositional style than the folk style of De Falla, he did…

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THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™-Weekly Spanish Composer-Amadeu Vives

THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™ This Week’s Spanish Composer: AMADEU VIVES I ROIG (1871-1932) by Elena Greco September 30, 2015 A major figure in Spanish music, sometimes called the “Spanish Puccini” because of his lyricism, doubtless inspired by bel canto, Catalan composer Amadeu Vives created over a hundred zarzuelas, the best known of which is probably DOÑA FRASQUITA. Also a writer,…

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THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™-Weekly Spanish Composer-Manuel de Falla

THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™ This Week’s Spanish Composer: MANUEL DE FALLA (1876-1946) by Elena Greco September 2, 2015 Manuel de Falla, one of the best-known Spanish composers, was born in Cadiz of a Valencian father and a Catalonian mother. De Falla was extremely dedicated to the study and propagation of Spanish music. His compositions are totally representational of the Spanish sound,…

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THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™-Weekly Spanish Composer-Rafael Taboada y Mantilla

THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™ This Week’s Spanish Composer: RAFAEL TABOADA Y MANTILLA (1837-1914) by Elena Greco August 25, 2015 Born in Cadiz, Rafael Taboada was a very popular composer in the salons of Madrid. He studied music with pianist/composer José Miré, and was a composer and a voice teacher at the Escuela Nacional de Música. He published numerous collections of…

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THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™-Weekly Spanish Composer-Jesús Guridi

THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™ This Week’s Spanish Composer: JESÚS GURIDI (1904-1953) by Elena Greco August 18, 2015 Composer, pianist, organist and violinist Jesús Guridi was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz near Bilbao in the Basque Country. His mother was a violinist and his father a pianist. A student of d’Indy, he was a prolific composer, although better known for his orchestral works…

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THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™-Weekly Spanish Composer-Jesús García Leoz

THE FLAVOR OF SPAIN™ This Week’s Spanish Composer: JESÚS GARCÍA LEOZ (1904-1953) by Elena Greco August 11, 2015 Born in Navarre, Jesús García Leoz spent much of his life in Madrid.  An accomplished concert pianist, he studied composition with Joaquin Turina, and was apparently one of Turina’s favorite pupils.  After successfully composing cinema soundtracks prolifically for a decade, Leoz turned…

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