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.
October 22, 2014: Innovative violinist David Harrington, founder of the visionary ensemble the Kronos Quartet, will be the speaker of the 2014 Lloyd and Constance Old Lectures on 21st-Century Music. This series of talks and debates by major cultural figures addresses the changing consumption, creation, context, and valuations of today’s music. Harrington was inspired to form Kronos in 1973 after hearing a performance of Black Angels, an avante-garde piece by George Crumb. The new group quickly expanded into unconventional territory, performing renditions of songs by jazz artists, such as Ornette Coleman and Thelonious Monk, rock artists like Jimi Hendrix, as well as repertoire from past masters and contemporary composers.