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National Symphony Orchestra: Jesús López-Cobos, conductor: Thursday - Camané & Carminho, fado (Portugal) / Fri. & Sat. - Juanita Lascarro, soprano (Colombia) & Javier Perianes, piano (Spain)

National Symphony Orchestra: Jesús López-Cobos, conductor: Thursday - Camané & Carminho, fado (Portugal) / Fri. & Sat. - Juanita Lascarro, soprano (Colombia) & Javier Perianes, piano (Spain)

Spain's Jesús López-Cobos conducts two programs: one featuring Portuguese fado plus works by Turina and Albéniz (Thu.), another celebrating composers from Spain and Brazil (Fri./Sat.).

  • Thursday, March 05, 2015 - Saturday, March 07, 2015
  • Concert Hall
  • Running time: TBA
  • $10.00 - $85.00

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About

Jesús López-Cobos, one of Spain's most distinguished conductors, leads two programs as part of the Kennedy Center festival IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix.

THURSDAY ONLY:
Portugal/Spain/U.S.
Portuguese fado with Camané & Carminho

Led by Jesús López-Cobos, one of Spain's most distinguished conductors, the NSO presents an evening of fado, sometimes called the "soul music of Portugal." Bringing this haunting and evocative music to life are two of the greatest fadistas of today. Camané is the leading man in a new generation of Portugal's fado singers, with more than 6 million albums sold and several Portuguese Golden Globe nominations to his credit. As the daughter of Teresa Siqueira, a famous fado singer in her own right, Carminho is a household name in Portugal and consummate crossover artist, displaying a mastery of fado and other genres from folk to pop. The NSO also performs Joaquín Turina's Danzas fantásticas--a celebration of the sounds of Aragon, the Basque region, and Andalusia--and Isaac Albéniz's Iberia suite, which conjures the national sounds of the peninsula.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY:
Spain/Brazil/Colombia
Masterworks by Villa-Lobos, Falla, and more
Juanita Lascarro (Colombia) & Javier Perianes (Spain):


Jesús López-Cobos leads a program celebrating four of his country's finest composers, along with a Brazilian composer who personifies the flow and remix of the arts across continents: Heitor Villa-Lobos, who is most renowned for his series of Bachianas Brasileiras. No. 5, featuring an ensemble of cellos and rising Colombian soprano Juanita Lascarro, is reminiscent of the guitar and singer combination characteristic of fado. Manuel de Falla is one of Spain's best-known composers, and his Nights in the Gardens of Spain--featuring pianist Javier Perianes, one of Spain's most exciting young performers--evokes the Hispano-Arabic past of his native Andalusia. Cristóbal Halffter's Tiento del primer tono y batalla imperial is based on two organ works by Spanish composers active in the 16th and 17th centuries. Turina's Danzas fantásticas and Albéniz's Iberia suite from the previous evening complete the program.

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PROGRAM DETAILS
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THU., MAR. 5 AT 7 P.M.           

Jesús López-Cobos, conductor
Carminho, fadista*
Camané, fadista*
TURINA
Danzas fantásticas
ALBÉNIZ
Iberia (arr. Arbós)
VARIOUS
Fado from Portugal

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FRI., MAR. 6 AT 8
SAT., MAR. 7 AT 8           
Jesús López-Cobos, conductor
Juanita Lascarro, soprano*
Javier Perianes, piano*
C. HALFFTER  
Tiento del primer tono y batalla imperial 
FALLA
Noches en los jardines de España
VILLA-LOBOS
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
ALBÉNIZ
Iberia (arr. Arbós)
TURINA
Danzas fantásticas

*NSO subscription debut

Program and Notes

    Joaquín Turina
    Danzas fantásticas
    Isaac Albéniz
    Iberia
    Various
    Fado from Portugal
    C. Halffter
    Tiento del primer tono y batalla imperial
    Villa-Lobos
    Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
    Falla
    Noches en los jardines de España

Artists

  • Jésus López-Cobos - Conductor
  • Carminho - Singer (Thu. Only)
  • Camané - Singer (Thu. Only)
  • Juanita Lascarro - Soprano (Fri. & Sat. Only)
  • Javier Perianes - Piano (Fri. & Sat. Only)
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