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Harolyn Blackwell, soprano, with Post-Classical Ensemble

Harolyn Blackwell, soprano, with Post-Classical Ensemble

One of the brightest stars on stage today, soprano and D.C. native Harolyn Blackwell is joined by Post-Classical Ensemble, self-dubbed as "more than an orchestra," for a unique program of chamber music with roots from Europe's Iberian Peninsula.

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About

Harolyn Blackwell
"Deeply expressive…impossible to resist"
--The New York Times

Post-Classical Ensemble
    with Lynn Baker, piano
    Angel Gil-Ordóñez, music director
    Joseph Horowitz, artistic director

One of the brightest stars on stage today, soprano and D.C. native Harolyn Blackwell is world-renowned for her exuberant charm and radiant voice, in performances that range from opera and the concert hall to recitals and Broadway. As "the most thought-provoking musical group in town" (The Washington Post), Post-Classical Ensemble performs music in the context of its cultural heritage, including folk song, dance, film, and contemporary popular music. For the Fortas series, these two local favorites collaborate on a unique program of chamber music. In various combinations, they'll perform vocal and instrumental works by five celebrated Spanish composers--Manuel de Falla, Joaquín Turina, Xavier Montsalvatge, Joaquín Rodrigo, and Roberto Gerhard--as well as an entrancing septet by Brazilian national treasure Heitor Villa-Lobos. Following the performance, Harolyn Blackwell and Angel Gil-Ordoñez, Music Director of Post-Classical Ensemble, will lead an engaging discussion about the program, free with your concert ticket.

Program and Notes

    Manuel De Falla
    Psyché
    Joaquin Turina
    Poema en Forma de Canciones, Op. 19
    Xavier Montsalvatge
    Sinfonietta for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Percussion, and Strings, Folia Daliniana
    Joaquin Rodrigo
    Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios
    Villa-Lobos
    Chôro No. 7, for Chamber Ensemble
    Roberto Gerhard
    Cancionero de Pedrell

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