Granados Celebration Date Changes, Cant de les estrelles Performances

Open Air Party, Roman Casas (1902) 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).

The Voices of Ascension write,

Discover the warmth of Iberian music in this program of Catalunya’s most famous composers Pau (Pablo) Casals and Enric Granados as well as evocative works by Manuel Oltra, Manuel Blancafort and Enric Morera. Granados’ long-lost masterpiece Song of the Stars is comparable to a virtuoso piano concerto with chorus and organ, gloriously combining Romantic-Modernista poetry with post-Wagnerian harmonies. VoA gives its second performance of Granados’ Cant de les estrelles following the North American premiere and GRAMMY-nominated recording in 2007. This performance is presented in collaboration with the CUNY Graduate Center Enrique Granados Centenary Celebration and features pianist and Granados scholar Douglas Riva. The centenary celebrations are being sponsored by the Foundation for Iberian Music, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

There has also been a small change to the Cant de les estrelles performance scheduled for March in Albuquerque, NM, with Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico. The concert will be on March 24, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. John. We will have a few side-events in the days surrounding this concert, so please look back for those announcements!

Finally, events that had been tentatively scheduled for the UK are, regrettably, not proceeding. There are currently no UK dates set.