Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Sharon Isbin, guitar and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano (U.S.)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7:30 PM

These two dynamic American performers come together for a special recital of Spanish duo and solo works as part of the Kennedy Center international festival Iberian Suite: global arts remix.

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IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
Spain/Argentina/U.S.
Sharon Isbin, guitar
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano

Isabel Leonard "sings with beguiling tenderness in moments of composure, but her voice throbs with penetrating intensity"--The New York Times
 

Sharon Isbin is "the Monet of the classical guitar...a master colorist"--Atlanta Journal Constitution

Guitar and voice is the quintessential Iberian musical combination. As part of the Kennedy Center international festival Iberian Suite: global arts remix, these two dynamic American performers come together for a recital of Spain's musical pantheon: Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla, Joaquín Rodrigo, Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados, Francisco Tárrega, and Xavier Montsalvatge, their program is an exotic mix of traditional songs and original compositions celebrating almost every corner of the country.

Renowned for her extraordinary lyricism, technique, and versatility, three-time Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time" (Boston Magazine). She is also the winner of Guitar Player magazine's "Best Classical Guitarist" award, and the Toronto and Madrid Queen Sofia competitions, and was the first guitarist ever to win the Munich Competition. She has appeared as soloist with more than 170 orchestras and has given sold-out performances in the world's finest halls.
 
Highly acclaimed for her "passionate intensity and remarkable vocal beauty," mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard continues to thrill audiences both at home in the United States and internationally. She is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Richard Tucker Award from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation and recent Grammy Award winner for Thomas Adès's The Tempest (Best Opera Recording). She is appearing as Angelina in Washington National Opera's production of Rossini's Cinderella this May.

Note: Sharon Isbin will sign CDs following the performance in the States Gallery outside the Terrace Theater.

Program and Notes

Federico Lorca
[A] 4 selections from Canciones españolas antiguas
(trans. Isbin) --El café de Chinitas --Romance de Don Boyso --Nana de Sevilla --Anda, jaleo
Enrique Granados
Spanish Dance No. 5
Isaac Albéniz
Asturias
(arr. Segovia)
Federico Lorca
[B] 4 selections from Canciónes españolas antiguas
(trans. Isbin) --Los mozos de Monleón --Zorongo --Las morillas de Jaén --Sevillanas del sigolo XVIII
Joaquin Rodrigo
Aranjuez ma pensée
Xavier Montsalvatge
2 selections from Cinco canciónes negras
(arr. Isbin) --Canción de cuña para dormir a un negrito --Canto negro
Francisco Tárrega
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Falla
Siete canciones populares españolas
(arr. Pujol/Llobet)

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