The program is going to be “Spain in America”, a celebration of Spanish composers working in the U.S. or writing music inspired by the Americas. Prof. León’s piece is intended as a response to Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002), a Spaniard greatly influenced by the music of Cuba, from a Cuban native. This season will mark the centennial of Montsalvatge’s birth. Also on the program will be works by Carlos Surinach (who lived in New Haven), Enrique Granados (whose “Goyescas” was premiered at the Metropolitan Opera), and Octavio Vazquez (a young composer from Galicia) who currently lives here in Manhattan.
Adam Kent will be receiving the the Spanish government’s “Orden al Merito Civil” this year for my work promoting Spanish culture at a special ceremony at the Spanish Consulate. The Consulate also recently underwrote a course Kent taught in the history of Spanish music at Brooklyn College.Spain in America Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:00 pm Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall 154 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Click photo to see the encore performance of Homenatge by Adam Kent, at Le Poisson Rouge