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Ponce's Cello Sonata

Ponce Project - Ponce Cello Sonata

The third concert of THE PONCE PROJECT Spring Virtual Season presents one of the seminal compositions for the cello and piano repertoire of the twentieth century. The Sonata for violoncello and piano, composed in México City in 1922, was premiered in October of the same year by Ponce himself at the piano along with Oscar Nicastro playing the cello.

Astrid Morales (piano) and Wesley Skinner (cello) deliver a top-notch performance of one of the finest and most demanding sonatas in the repertoire.Read more

Ponce: Mexican Piano Music

Ponce Project - Ponce Mexican Piano Music

The fourth concert of THE PONCE PROJECT Spring Virtual Season presents a selection of some of the most beautiful piano compositions by Manuel M. Ponce. 

Although better known worldwide as a composer for classical guitar, Ponce's total output for the piano surpasses 200 compositions that include virtually all  forms and genres: Preludes, Fugues, Sonatas, Variations, Etudes, Nocturnes, Intermezzi, Minuets, Dances, Mazurkas, Rhapsodies, Marches, etc.

Mexican-born pianist Oscar Vázquez performs a carefully curated selection of Ponce's compositions that include the famous habanera for the left-hand alone: Malgrè Tout.Read more

Bésame Mucho

Guataca Nights Foundation - Besame Mucho

Guataca Nights Foundation

Bésame Mucho

Women's contribution to the history of the Bolero

Bésame Mucho is a bolero recital, which takes the audience to the emotive and passionate world of women. Venezuelan singer Inés María Bravo, under the direction of William Sigismondi, performs a beautiful repertoire, which honors and highlights the musical work of extraordinary Latin American females of the 20th Century.

It showcases the outstanding contribution of women in the development of the bolero as a benchmark for Latin American popular music. The melodic discourse explores the diversity of the bolero through the rhythmic variations made by Caribbean countries, Mexico, and Argentina.Read more

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