Legends of Granada video
Saturday, January 16, 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 17, 3 pm
Music by Albéniz, Tárrega, Manuel de Falla, Luys de Narváez and Chris Pratorius-Gómez
Chris Pratorius-Gómez,artistic director, piano, and composer
C.A. Jordon, soprano
Andrew Scott Carter, tenor
Jennifer Cass, harp
Kristin Garbeff, cello
Rob Watson, guitar; David Long, piano
Featuring Spanish composers and poets who were either born in Granada or inspired by the Andalusian city, this concert celebrates what was once a thriving center in Moorish Iberia. A selection of tapas opens the show: Albéniz miniatures, including the iconic Granada, selections from Falla’s famous Siete Canciones Populares Españolas for soprano and his seldom heard Soneto a Cordoba featuring tenor, cello and harp.
Tárrega, the most important guitar composer of the Romantic era, shares delicious morsels including Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Capricho Árabe and Lágrima. Renaissance master Luys de Narváez adds to the pot with his intabulation of Josquin’s Mille Regretz and the charming set of variations on Guárdame las vacas (Mind my Cows).
Contraponientes is our main course. It’s a song cycle for soprano and tenor; a lyrical and vibrant setting of poems by Federico García Lorca composed by artistic director Chris Pratorius-Gómez.
http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=234360 I have updated my fundraising page for Sing for America! Please purchase tickets, donate, or just spread the word! Half of all funds raised will go towards Kiva.org, and the other half towards SFA itself. If you are local to the SF Bay Area, please come to our concert on April 14th. Enter the code “KIV” when purchasing tickets to ensure that half the funds are allocated to Kiva. Thank you very much.
My Sing for America donation page has been set up and is ready to take your donations. I am raising money for KIVA.ORG with a goal of $1000. Please take a look and donate if you can! Thank you.
Local Bay Area singers–it’s not too late to join this event. You can raise money for the non-profit organization of your choice.
Singers wanted for Sing for America! This is a great event and charity I had the honor of taking part in last year, and I’m doing it again this year. All local singers are welcome to join us. Rehearsals are Monday evenings at the Marines’ Memorial Club.