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Isabel Leonard (photo by Deniz Saylan)

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Sharon Isbin, guitar and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano

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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About

Sharon Isbin, guitar
"The Monet of the classical guitar...a master colorist"
--Atlanta Journal Constitution
and
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
"She sings with beguiling tenderness in moments of composure, but her voice throbs with penetrating intensity"
--The New York Times
 
Renowned for her extraordinary lyricism, technique, and versatility, three-time Grammy Award(r) 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(r) 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 in May 2015.
 
These two dynamic American performers come together for a special recital of duo and solo works as part of the Kennedy Center international festival Iberian Suite: global arts remix.

Program and Notes

LORCA
[A] 4 selections from Canciones españolas antiguas
(trans. Isbin) --El café de Chinitas --Romance de Don Boyso --Nana de Sevilla --Anda, jaleo
TÁRREGA
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
ALBÉNIZ
Asturias
(arr. Segovia)
LORCA
[B] 4 selections from Canciónes españolas antiguas
(trans. Isbin) --Los mozos de Monleón --Zorongo --Las morillas de Jaén --Sevillanas del sigolo XVIII
RODRIGO
Aranjuez ma pensée
LORCA
La Tarara
(arr. Torre / trans. Isbin)
MONTSALVATGE
2 selections from Cinco canciónes negras
(arr. Isbin) --Canción de cuña para dormir a un negrito --Canto negro
GRANADOS
Spanish Dance No. 5
FALLA
 Siete canciones populares españolas
(arr. Pujol/Llobet)

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