Sharon Isbin, guitar, with Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 7:30 PM

Grammy®-winning guitarist Isbin is joined by mezzo-soprano Mentzer for an eclectic program, from Mozart to folksongs to the Washington premiere of Duarte’s Joan Baez Suite.

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About

Part of the Kennedy Center "250 Years of Mozart" celebration

Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique, and versatility, Grammy Award(r) winner Sharon Isbin has served as artistic director and soloist for festivals at Carnegie Hall and as director of guitar departments at Aspen Music Festival and The Juilliard School. A "brilliant virtuoso" (The Times of London), she plays with "superb artistry" and "mesmerizing finesse" (The Los Angeles Times). With "waves of smooth vocal beauty" (The New York Times) mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer sings a repertoire that ranges from Mozart to Mahler. Together, the duo present a wide spectrum of works for guitar and voice--from Mozart to folksongs from America, Spain, and France. The concert will also include the Washington premiere of John Duarte's Joan Baez Suite, a seven-movement solo guitar work written for Isbin that features songs from Baez's early folk-singing career.

Program and Notes

    Wolfgang Mozart
    Abendempfindung an Laura
    Enrique Granados
    Three Tonadillas
    Traditional
    Four Bergerettes (18th Century French Folksongs)
    Isaac Albeniz
    Asturias
    Francisco Tárrega
    Recuerdos de la Alhambra
    Joaquin Rodrigo
    Aranjuez ma pensée
    Traditional
    Four French Folk Songs
    John Duarte
    Joan Baez Suite, Opus 144 (2002)
    Traditional
    Five American Folk Songs

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