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España el Vito: The Spirit of Spain
17 Aug - 26 Aug|
St Columba’s by the Castle|
Honoring the talent of classic Spanish composers, Matthew Fagan presents a show that shines a light on the sensual sound of the Spanish guitar. Including the names of Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla, Joaquín Rodrigo and George Bizet, the internationally acclaimed guitarist will combine his music passion and virtuosity to indulge the audience in an evening that promises to explore the best of Spain’s tradition.
Highlights of “España” are Sevilla, Asturias and Tango of Isaac Albeniz combined with the traditional flamenco guitar dances of “Sevillianis”, “Granadinas” and “Tangos” that initially inspired Albeniz. Rodrigo’s famous Concierto de Aranjuez is explored through its flamenco origins of “Tarantos” and “Rodena” combined with the stunning orchestral realisation arranged for Concert Piano. The famous dances from Manuel De Falla ballet “The Three Cornered Hat, El sombrero de tres picos is performed with stunning flamenco fire with the orchestral piano arrangement. A world premiere of Egberto Gismonti piece
“Frevo Rasgado” as originally performed by Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin has been reinterpreted for concert piano and 10 String Guitar with stunning rhythmic drive and stunning orchestration.“Espana El Vito” celebrates the passion and grand vision of Orchestral Spanish music arranged for concert piano with the rhythmic drive and fire of Spanish Flamenco Guitar. All these colors of Spanish Music from passionate dance to the beautiful emotive melody of Andalucia are the journey of “España El Vito”.
Performances: 17-19, 25-26 August. Click here for more details and tickets