“Flamenco—Beyond the Body of the Sensuous”

Meira Goldberg (current visiting scholar at the Foundation for Iberian Music), Ninotchka Bennahum and Michelle Heffner Hayes, editors of Flamenco on the Global Stage; renowned dancer Belén Maya; guitarist Pedro Cortés; and singer José Moreno explore flamenco’s traditions and experimentalism in an upcoming series of events in NYC and Philadelphia.

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Voices of Ascension: Granados, De Falla, & Modernisme

The renowned Voices of Ascension, of the Church of the Ascension, will be performing a program of Catalan music on February 9th, 2017. They have selected works associated with the Modernisme movement in Barcelona, including Marian hymns by Pablo Casals, little known choral works by Enric Morera, Manuel Blancafort, and Manuel Oltra, and De Falla’s piano […]

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The Many Dangers of Music: A Discussion with Richard Taruskin and Prof. Scott Burnham

Richard Taruskin, America’s public musicologist, applies his broad cultural analysis, wit, and humor to 21st-century classical music. As in his acclaimed book The Dangers of Music, he provokes debate, asking, what is the artist’s relationship, and obligation, to society? He is the author of the six-volume Oxford History of Western Music and a regular contributor to the New York Times. Taruskin’s talk will be followed by a discussion with GC professor Scott Burham, with a musical interlude.

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Granados Celebration Date Changes, Cant de les estrelles Performances

We have a few date announcements and changes concerning our ongoing Granados Celebration. To start, we have a date for the closing celebration in NYC, a performance of Cant de les estrelles by Voices of Ascension. The concert will be February 9, 2017, at 8 pm, at the Church of the Ascension (5th Ave and 10th St). […]

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2017: Spaniards, Indians, Africans, and Gypsies: Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance

The Foundation for Iberian Music is delighted to announce a west coast sequel to last year’s fandango conference, “Spaniards, Indians, Africans, and Gypsies: Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance.”

This conference—which, as you can see, focuses on malagueñas and zapateados—will be held at University of California, Riverside, April 6 and 7, 2017. It is being co-sponsored by the Foundation for Iberian Music and UC’s own Center for Iberian and Latin American Music.

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Medieval Music Besalú: July 2016

Medieval Music Besalú, one of the Foundation for Iberian Music’s many early music partners, has just opened registration for its 5th Annual Course in July 2016.

Medieval Music Besalú is an extensive course in medieval music performance, held in the beautiful medieval town of Besalú, Spain (Catalonia). At the festival, students may take classes in all aspects of medieval music, from medieval Latin and Pythagorean tuning to reading music manuscripts, with of course, many opportunities for coaching in vocal and instrumental performance. Highlights of the upcoming course will include workshops in the Carmina Burana and liturgical drama.

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Granados Centenary Performance

A major highlight of the Granados Centenary celebrations will be the performance in New York of the long-lost masterpiece Cant de les estrelles (Song of the Stars) by Voices of Ascension, directed by Dennis Keene, with pianist Douglas Riva.

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Upcoming Granados Events

The Centenary and Anniversary of Enrique Granados Commemoration is fast expanding. Many talented scholars and artists have agreed to participate, and several events have been schedule for the future, in both New York City and Washington D.C.

The Hispanic Society of America has announced a series of three concerts of music by Granados in honor of the Granados Centenary and in recognition of the important relationship between Granados and the Hispanic Society of America. In 2016, the chorus of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. will perform Granados’ Cant de les estelles. An academic conference has also been schedule for that same year, in order to bring together scholars to explore Granados’ life and works.

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