Concert Series
Concert Series 2018-2019: “Joaquín Rodrigo: An Anniversary Celebration-The Guitar and Beyond”

Season in Review

The series “Joaquín Rodrigo: An Anniversary Celebration-The Guitar and Beyond” forms an important part of a city-wide festival focusing on Maestro Rodrigo and his music, including an international symposium at NYU and the Foundation for Iberian Music at the CUNY Graduate Center with independent scholars and musicologists. The Concert Series features three performances, each preceded by lectures devoted to compositions by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999).

Place: American Academy of Arts & Letters

Dates: December 6, 2018 | April 4, 2019 | May 2, 2019

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council , Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain and New York State Council on the Arts.

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December 6, 2018

Joaquín Rodrigo: An Anniversary Celebration. The Guitar and Beyond: Chamber Music| Eva León, violin, Thomas Mesa, cello, Olga Vinokur, piano

Program

Set Cançons Valencianes (Seven Valencian Songs)

Allegretto
Andante moderato
Allegro
Andante moderato e molto cantabile
Andantino
Andante religioso
Tempo di bolero. Moderato

Eva León, violín |Olga Vinokur, Piano

Sonata a la breve

Adagietto
Scherzino
Allegro ma non troppo

Thomas Mesa, cello |Olga Vinokur, piano

Rumaniana

Eva León, violin | Olga Vinokur, Piano

Siciliana

Thomas Mesa, cello | Olga Vinokur, piano

Sonata pimpante

Allegro
Adagio, Allegro vivace, Adagio
Allegro molto

Eva León, violin | Olga Vinokur, Piano

Approximate Duration:  60 minutes

April 4, 2019

Joaquín Rodrigo: An Anniversary Celebration. The Guitar and Beyond: Solo Piano and Piano Duet Music  | Douglas Riva, Isabel Pérez Dobarro

Program

Sonatina para dos muñecas  (Sonatina for Two Dolls)

Empieza el día, (The Day Begins)
Alegres peripecias (Happy Adventures)
Recogimiento (Quiet Time)

Vuelta del Cole (Back from School)

Douglas Riva | Isabel Pérez Dobarro

A l’ombre de Torre Bermeja (In the Shadow of Torre Bermeja)

Danza de la amapola (Dance of the Poppy)

Douglas Riva

Serenata Española (Spanish Serenade)

Isabel Pérez Dobarro

Cuatro estampas andaluzas (Four Andalusian Scenes)

 El vendedor de chanquetes (The Chanquetes Seller)

Crepúsculo sobre el Guadalquivir (Twilight over the Guadalquivir)

Seguidillas del diablo (The Devil’s Seguidillas)

Barquitos de Cádiz (Little Boats in Cádiz)

Douglas Riva

Juglares (Minstrels)

Isabel Pérez Dobarro | Douglas Riva

 Cuatro piezas para piano (Four Pieces for Piano)

Caleseras, Homenaje a Chueca (Homage to Chueca)

Fandango del ventorrillo (Fandango in the Tavern)

Plegarias de la Infanta de Castilla (Prayer of the Princess of Castile)

Danza valenciana (Valencian Dance)

Isabel Pérez Dobarro, piano

Gran Marcha de los Subsecretarios

A buen andar pero sin prisa (At a good tempo but without any hurry)

Trio—Tempo ministerial (At a governmental tempo)

Isabel Pérez Dobarro | Douglas Riva

Approximate Duration:  60 minutes

May 2, 2019

Joaquín Rodrigo: An Anniversary Celebration. The Guitar and Beyond: Music for Guitar, Voice, Flute and Dance | Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano; Svjetlana Kabalin, flute; Anna de la Paz, dance; Federico Díaz, guitar

Program

En los trigales [In the Wheat Fields]

Junto al Generalife [Close to the Generalife]

Entre olivares [Within an Olive Grove]

Federico Díaz, guitar

Pequeña sevillana [A Little Sevillian Dance]

Anna de la Paz, dance | Federico Díaz, guitar

Dos poemas de Juan Ramón Jiménez [Two Poems by Juan Ramón Jiménez]

            Verde, verderol [Green Finch]

Pájaro del agua [Bird of the Water]

Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano | Svjetlana Kabalin, flute

Coplas del pastor enamorado [Ballad of the Shepherd in Love]

Svjetlana Kabalin, flute | Federico Díaz, guitar

 Invocación y Danza—Homenaje a Manuel de Falla [Invocation and Dance—Homage to Manuel de Falla]

Federico Díaz, guitar

Tres canciones españolas [Three Spanish Songs]

En Jerez de la Frontera [In Jerez de la Frontera]

Adela

De ronda [Courting]

Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano | Anna de la Paz, dance | Federico Díaz, guitar

Cuatro canciones sefaradíes [Four Sephardic Songs]

Respóndemos [Answer Us]

Una pastora yo amí [I Love a Shepherdess]

Nani, nani [Lullaby]

Morena me llaman [They Call Me the Dark One]

Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano | Federico Díaz, guitar

Aranjuez, ma penseé [Aranjuez, My Thought]

Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano | Svjetlana Kabalin, flute | Anna de la Paz, dance | Federico Díaz, guitar

  Approximate Duration:  60 minutes