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Sueños Ibericos

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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George Weston Recital Hall
Meridian Arts Centre
5040 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6R8


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