Pollença Festival, August 2017

Mallorca’s Pollença Festival will soon begin is 56th year! The festival occurs each August in the town of Pollença and features a wide variety of classical performances at the beautiful cloister of the Convent of Santo Domingo. This international festival features symphonies, chamber ensembles, and early music consorts throughout the month of August. The Foundation for Iberian Music’s director, Antoni Pizà, has written program notes for many of this year’s concerts.

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Experimental Flamenco At La Nacional in June

K. Meira Goldberg, visiting scholar at the Foundation for Iberian Music and director of our “Spaniards, Natives, Africans, and Gypsies” conference series, will be performing Sundays in June at La Nacional!

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“The Soul of the Spanish Violin” Release and Residency

Recent Graduate Center graduate Eva León is celebrating the release of her album The Soul of the Spanish Violin (Naxos) this Wednesday at National Sawdust in Williamsburg. León completed her Doctor of Music with a dissertation on Joaquín Rodrigo, advised by Antoni Pizà. Her new album is all works by Rodrigo, performed with pianist Olga Vinokur, who is also joining León for the release concert.

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María del Carmen Conference Website

We previously announced a new conference upcoming at the University of Murcia (Spain), celebrating Granados and his opera María del Carmen. This conference now has a website, so please bookmark it for future updates. An English version of the site is forthcoming. Paper proposals are being accepted through September 15, 2017.

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Free “Redes” Screening and Concert Thursday

As we previously announced, the Americas Society is holding the NY premiere screening of the lost Mexican film Redes (1937), May 4th at 7 pm. It is free to the public, but you must register, as space is limited.

The screening will include two special treats: first, the Foundation for Iberian Music’s resident Perspectives Ensemble will perform two works by Revueltas (who composed the Redes score); and second, a panel discussion with Joseph Horowitz (PostClassical Ensemble, executive director) and Angel Gil-Ordóñez (whom readers should know and love from his work directing both Perspectives Ensemble and the PostClassical Ensemble), moderated by Carlos Gutierrez of Cinema Tropical.

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CFP: “En ocasión de María del Carmen: Enrique Granados y su época” (Murcia, Spain)

The University of Murcia is hosting a conference October 18-20, 2017, entitled “En ocasión de María del Carmen: Enrique Granados y su época.” The Foundation for Iberian Music is delighted to participate in this conference; our own Antoni Pizà is a member of the organizing committee.

Please click here to view the full CFP. (The CFP will soon be available in English.) Proposals will be accepted until September 15.

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Baroque Spanish Opera In NYC

The New York City Opera, which has made a successful comeback since closing in 2013, will soon present the second item in its Opéra en Español series: Antonio de Literes y Carrión’s Los Elementos. Los Elementos is an allegorical drama about the four elements, written in 1713 for the court of Phillip V. This performance will be the opera’s NY premiere. It is directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford and conducted by Pacien Mazzagatti.

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Gesualdo Online Presentation

Today, the Brook Center sponsored a talk at the Graduate Center by Phillipe Vendrix (François Rabelais University, President) concerning Gesualdo Online. Gesualdo Online is a project of  the Programme Ricercar at the Centre for Renaissance Studies in Tours. It invites musicologists from around the world to collaborate in creating digital editions of Gesualdo’s music. Vendrix’s […]

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