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October 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired much music in Latin American culture. Though closely associated with American Halloween festivities, El Día is a tradition morecentered around honoring and paying tribute to one’s ancestors, who are considered to maintain a beneficial, watchful influence on the lives of their descendants. Today, we explore music that celebrates many facets of this celebration.
November 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Isaac Albéniz, who lived in the second half of the 19th century, made his mark in Spanish music. The names that come to mind when one thinks of Spanish concert music were, in more than one way, influenced by him and by his quest of a classical music that it is also clearly Spanish: Granados, Turina, Falla, Rodrigo and a few more. Spain however, was a musical hub well before he was born
November 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm
These very traditional forms were proclaimed dead at several points during the 20th century. However, at the beginning of this new century they still enjoy good health and undeniable popularity among audiences and musicians. Join us for musical trip through three hundred years of sonatas & sonatinas.