SPANISH SOUVENIRS Emily Granger & Jonathan Henderson / Gold Coast Recital
The enchanting combination of flute and harp unites two of Australia’s vibrant young soloists, Jonathan Henderson and Emily Granger, in a recital celebrating the rich heritage of Spain’s national dances and folk music. Redolent with Spanish motifs, two robust miniatures by Jacques Ibert and Alphonse Hasselmans beautifully evoke the flamenco guitar. Paris-dwelling composers Maurice Ravel and Emmanuel Chabrier yield elegant interpretations of the Habañera, owing to their long-standing admiration of Spanish culture from neighbouring France. A cornerstone of the Spanish Baroque, Les Folies d’Espagne of Marin Marais offers a suite of variations adapted for solo flute. At the heart of this recital sits a deeply evocative rêverie – Manuel De Falla’s melancholic Nocturno, and the widely popular Seven Spanish Folksongs, a cycle in strikingly diverse regional styles imbued with Hispanic flair. François Borne’s Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen spins the flute in virtuosic threads around a charming opera melody potpourris, not without the infamous Habañera, Chanson Bohème and beloved Toreador.
JACQUES IBERT Entr’acte
MAURICE RAVEL Vocalise-Étude en forme de Habañera
ALPHONSE HASSELMANS Guitare Op.50
MARIN MARAIS Les Folies d’Espagne
EMMANUEL CHABRIER Habañera
ISAAC ALBENIZ Recuerdos de Viaje Op. 71: No. 4 En la Alhambra
MANUEL DE FALLA Nocturno
MANUEL DE FALLA Selections from Seven Spanish Folksongs
FRANÇOIS BORNE/GEORGES BIZET Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Carmen
This concert is approximately 60 minutes in duration, no interval. Ticket price includes a complementary drink after the performance. Advance booking is recommended. Please be advised tickets sales at the door are subject to availability.
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