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HOMAGE TO GRANADOS

Welcome to the Boston Arts Consort Events page! The Consort is looking forward to our Boston Granados Festival  from 2016-2017.  We'll be marking the centennial of the great Catalan composer's death (1916) and the 150th year after his birth ( 1867) by  performing a variety of concerts showcasing the expanse of his compositions and his unique artistic vision.  We look forward to sharing these beautiful programs with you.



Our first concert, "The Spain of Granados in Music and Dance" was at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education in September. Its success led to the Center inviting us to play their full spring concert series in April, May, and June, and present an all-day festival of Spanish culture in July. We also enjoyed performing at New England Conservatory's Brown Hall and at the Concord Conservatory.

We look forward to sharing our last three concerts with you before our summer break!

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     SONGS OF SPAINVocal Selections from
   Granados, Falla, Garcia-Lorca, & Montsalvatge
                            
                             Friday, June 9,  7:30 PM
                Spiegel Auditorium , 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge Ma
Admission $15 at the door or by registering  at ccae.org under "performing arts"
                            

Granados and Falla were not only friends, but were unified in bringing to the world the music of Spain at a time when the music of Spain was, in most cases, merely caricatured. Granados'  "Tonadillas" show the composer's remarkable ability to write in the antique style of Spanish folk song; Falla's "Siete Canziones Populares" are brilliant adaptations of  beloved Spanish song.  The great Spanish poet Garcia-Lorca was also a fine pianist, collecting and arranging Spanish folk song throughout his short life. Montsalvatge explored the music of Cuba, whose culture influenced Spain in the 19th century in his vocal masterpiece, "Cinco Canciones Negras". Argentine-born mezzo-soprano and Spanish-song recitalist Clara Sandler brings this music to life.  Barcelonan cultural lecturer Margarita Campos sheds light on the composers and their works in a talk that begins the program.

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           THE TWELVE SPANISH DANCES FOR PIANO
                            BY GRANADOS
                  With Spanish Dance Interpretation
       
One of Granados' most popular and satisfying works, the Twelve Spanish Dances for solo piano reflect  the totality of  the composer's aesthetic sense of Spain in its colors, rhythms, and melodies, each dance unique in mood and spirit. Spanish-dance interpreter Eve Costarelli  joins pianist Linda Papatopoli in a special presentation of this passionate and haunting music as part of the the wonderful "Dance for World Community" festival, a week-long festival in Harvard Square hosted by the Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre.

                        "Dance for World Community Festival"
        Old Cambridge Baptist Church, 1151 Mass Ave, Harvard Square
                   Saturday Afternoon, June 10 12:35-12:55
                                  This is  FREE event
                    
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                      A DAY IN SPAIN--FERIA DE JULIO!

From cuisine to the arts to history and geography, the fascinating culture of Spain can’t be beat. Join Cambridge Center for Adult Education and the Boston Arts Consort for a day in Spain –feria-style! We’ll start with a delicious Spanish brunch and take you along to the fiesta with music, cinema, poetry and dance. Try Cordoba-style gazpacho, learn to flamenco at the "Cafe de Chinitas", experience “Zarzuela”—Spanish opera—and much more at Feria de Julio

                             Saturday, July 9th, 2017, 10am-4pm
           $120 includes brunch; $80 for entire afternoon of events
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Ma
                                      Tickets at Eventbrite
                             


                                      
                
                                  

                  



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