A free livestream performance of Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. Featuring music by American composer Shawn Crouch and the poetry of Wallace Stevens, this new work explores multiple perspectives on the poet’s blackbird motif through a collection of enigmatic haiku-like poems. The Miami Herald describes Crouch’s music as “staggering… imaginative, powerful, and deeply moving” and Gramophone Magazine praised him as a “gifted young composer.” He is the winner of the 2015 New American Voices Composition Prize which supported the completion of Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.Read more
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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
Inspired by the Amazon River and its tributaries, Philip Glass' Aguas da Amazonia explores a vivid mixture of orchestral and percussive textures in the composer's signature style. Aperio performed the North American premiere of Aguas da Amazonia in 2017 to critical acclaim. Houstonia magazine praised the premiere as "a welcome flood of technical ambition" and Arts+CultureTX lauded Aperio's performance as "ebullient, vibrant...and riveting throughout." Maestro Marlon Chen (Manila Symphony Orchestra, MDR Orchestra Leipzig, Orchestre de Paris) conducts.Read more
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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