Homage to Catalonia: In Celebration of the Centenary of Xavier Montsalvatge

28 September 2012: The Foundation for Iberian Music’s artist-in-residence Perspectives Ensemble will perform a concert with Ángel Gil-Ordóñez as Principal Guest Conductor at the Morgan Library and Museum featuring the new composition by Benet Casablancas.  Founded in 1993 by Artistic Director Sato Moughalian, Perspectives Ensemble historically and culturally contextualizes the works of composers in its performance events.  Casablancas’ new work is the 2012 Composer’s Commission and part of the  Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2012) Centennial celebration.  A preview of the concert and roundtable will be presented at Instituto Cervantes on September 27.

Homage to Catalonia: In Celebration of the Centenary of Xavier Monsalvatge

The Morgan Library and Museum, 7pm
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 685-0008
Tickets: $35; $25 for Members


Pre-concert Talk: Critic and writer Joseph Horowitz; conductor Ángel Gil-Ordóñez; and musiciologist Antoni Pizà

Montsalvatge, Cinco canciones negras (Soprano Harolyn Blackwell,  accompanied by Lynn Baker, piano )

Casablancas, Dance, Song and CelebrationHomage to Xavier Montsalvatge (for chamber ensemble, Perspectives Ensemble, Gil-Ordoñez)

Mompou, Combat del Somni

Gerhard, Libra (Perspectives Ensemble, Gil-Ordoñez) (click for video)


Montsalvatge, Cinco invocaciones al crucificado (Blackwell, Perspectives Ensemble, Gil-Ordoñez)

Montsalvatge, Concertino 1+13 (Tim Fain, solo violin, Perspectives Ensemble, Gil-Ordoñez)

Montsalvatge, Madrigal sobre un tema popular “El cant dels ocells”

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