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.
- Tue., Mar. 24, 2015, 7:30 PM
- Terrace Theater
- Running Time: TBA
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"The Monet of the classical guitar...a master colorist"
--Atlanta Journal Constitution
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.
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: Lorca, Falla, Rodrigo, Albéniz, Granados, Tárrega, and Montsalvatge.
Program and Notes
- [A] 4 selections from Canciones españolas antiguas
- (trans. Isbin) --El café de Chinitas --Romance de Don Boyso --Nana de Sevilla --Anda, jaleo
- Recuerdos de la Alhambra
- (arr. Segovia)
- [B] 4 selections from Canciónes españolas antiguas
- (trans. Isbin) --Los mozos de Monleón --Zorongo --Las morillas de Jaén --Sevillanas del sigolo XVIII
- Aranjuez ma pensée
- La Tarara
- (arr. Torre / trans. Isbin)
- 2 selections from Cinco canciónes negras
- (arr. Isbin) --Canción de cuña para dormir a un negrito --Canto negro
- Spanish Dance No. 5
- Siete canciones populares españolas
- (arr. Pujol/Llobet)
IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
Presented in cooperation with the governments of Portugal and Spain
His Majesty King Juan Carlos
Festival Leadership Committee
Dr. Carlos Bulgheroni, Helen Lee Henderson, Amalia Perea Mahoney,
Felipe González Márquez, The Honorable Luis Alberto Moreno, and David M. Rubenstein
Ambassador Elizabeth F. Bagley, Dr. and Mrs. Carlos Bulgheroni,
Amalia Perea Mahoney and William Mahoney, and David and Alice Rubenstein
The Fortas Chamber Music Concerts are supported by generous contributors to the
Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, and by a major gift to the fund
from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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