Angel Gil-Ordoñez’s Homage to His Mentor

In the September issue of Strings Magazine, our colleague Angel Gil-Ordoñez (principal guest conductor of the Foundation’s resident Perspectives Ensemble) pays tribute to his mentor and his mentor’s love of Bruckner.

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Flamenco Rosado: Gender & Sexual Identity in Flamenco

The Graduate Center’s Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS) is holding a flamenco event at the Segal Theater on November 29. The event, “Flamenco Rosado: Gender & Sexual Identity in Flamenco,” is a flamenco performance and talk featuring members of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. They will explore intersections “queerness, gender performativity, identity, and social justice” in flamenco.

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CFP Deadline: En ocasión de María del Carmen

As a reminder, the deadline to submit papers to the upcoming conference En ocasión de María del Carmen: Enrique Granados y su época is September 15. See the full CFP here.

The conference itself is rapidly approaching, It will be held October 18–20 at the University of Murcia.

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Conference: Music Criticism 1950-2000 (Barcelona)

There is an upcoming conference that may be of interest to our friends and colleagues in Spain. Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini is holding a conference on Music Criticism since 1950. The conference is October 9–11 at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans. 

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Recent and Upcoming Literes Events

Antonio Literes was one of the most popular composers of the Baroque period in Spain. His name waned with the passage of time, but fortunately, he is enjoying something of a revival in the 21st century.

As we previously announced, the New York City Opera performed Literes’s opera Los Elementos this year. The production was advised by the Foundation for Iberian Music’s director, Antoni Pizà, who is the author of the only monograph available on Literes. Los Elementos  was also performed this spring at Paschaliskerk in the Hague (Netherlands), by La Academia de los Nocturnos.

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Granados Piano Sheet Music Now Available on Mobile

There is some exciting news from Barcelona’s Editorial Boileau, which publishes Douglas Riva’s Granados editions. This past spring, they finally released their long-awaited Granados sheet music app, available for iPad, which makes available the complete piano works of Enrique Granados. Users may purchase individual pieces or the entire collection in-app. It’s a great app that allows you to make annotations directly on the digital scores and is compatible with Bluetooth devices for hands-free page turning. Every piece includes editorial notes, indicates a difficulty level, and has an audio preview available.

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Granados Conference Papers Published in Diagonal

Diagonal, the journal of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California, Riverside, has published selected papers from last year’s Granados conference (held March 10, 2016, at the Graduate Center), in a special issue dedicated to the Granados centennial celebration. 

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Upcoming Gig from Resident Artist

This Sunday, the 20th—the day of the solar eclipse!—Samuel Torjman Thomas will perform with Alon Nechustan at the City Winery, for their Klezmer Brunch. Their duo is called Traveling in Pairs.  Brunch begins at 11 am; admission is $10.

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