skip navigation | text only | accessibility | site map
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Sharon Isbin, guitar and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano (U.S.)

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Sharon Isbin, guitar and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano (U.S.)

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.

Tickets on sale now

Tickets went on sale Monday, November 24, 2014 to Kennedy Center Members
Not a Member? Join today to receive priority purchasing and other benefits!
Tickets went on sale Wednesday, December 03, 2014 to the public.
Call Kennedy Center Information or check online regularly for last minute availability.


About

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.

Program and Notes

    Federico Lorca
    [A] 4 selections from Canciones españolas antiguas
    Enrique Granados
    Spanish Dance No. 5
    Isaac Albéniz
    Asturias
    Federico Lorca
    [B] 4 selections from Canciónes españolas antiguas
    Joaquin Rodrigo
    Aranjuez ma pensée
    Xavier Montsalvatge
    2 selections from Cinco canciónes negras
    Francisco Tárrega
    Recuerdos de la Alhambra
    Falla
    Siete canciones populares españolas

Images


Group of 20 or more?
Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

Calendar Icons

Sign-InterpretedPerformance
Sign-Interpreted
Audio Described Performance
Audio Described
Open-Captioned Performance
Captioned
Sensory-Friendly Performance
Sensory-Friendly
Donor
Presale for donors
WNO Subscriber
Presale for WNO Subscribers
NSO Subscriber
Presale for NSO Subscribers
MyTix Performance
On sale to MyTix members

March 2015

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
  24
7:30 PM

Sold Out

25
26
27
28
29
30
31
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.