Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 3:00pm
Pre-concert chat at 2:15 with Michael Newnham
Spain’s rich history and sun-drenched pueblos have inspired composers of many different nationalities. Join Orchestra Toronto and soprano Julie Nesrallah as we share some great music inspired by Spain’s rich history and culture.
- In the 19th century, growing nationalism in Europe also inspired an interest in "the other." Both the Russian Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and the French Georges Bizet portrayed Spanish themes and ideas in their compositions. Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol uses the entire orchestra to portray the Spanish countryside.
- Mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah will perform several well known songs from Georges Bizet's timeless story of love and jealousy in the Spanish countryside.
- Manuel de Falla, one of Spain's most renowned composers, incorporated Flamenco and folk remedies into his one-act ballet El Amor Brujo.
Michael Newnham – Conductor
Julie Nesrallah – Mezzo-soprano
On the Programme
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol
Geoges Bizet: Selections/arias from “Carmen” (Julie Nesrallah, mezzo-soprano)
Manuel de Falla: “Fire Music” from El amor brujo (Love the Magician) (with The Esmerelda Enrique Dance Company)
Manuel de Falla: Three-cornered Hat Suite 1 and/or 2
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Meridian Arts Centre
5040 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6R8