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Musical Evening from Spain with Albert Cano Smit

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Musical Evening from Spain with pianist Albert Cano Smit

In the late 19th century Spain’s culture blossomed.  In the arts Picasso, Dali, and Miro embodied the 20th century’s modern art movement. Garcia Lorca and Luis Buñuel lead a new movement in poetry, theater, and film.  Antoni Gaudi and Lluís Domènech created a new Spanish-centric design in architecture. 

The evening’s tour of musical Spain starts with Las Goyescas, written by Enrique Granados based on paintings by Francisco Goya. The suite of seven pieces was so popular that in 1916 New York’s Metropolitan Opera premiered an opera setting of the original piano work which Granados then performed at the White House later that year.  

The second half includes works by three other significant Spanish composers: Mompou, Albeniz, and de Falla.   

The compositions of Frederic Mompou have a simplicity that reflect his close bond with Eric Satie and Maurice Ravel in Paris.  The works from the Iberian Suite by Isaac Albeniz contain some of the most challenging piano passages in the entire literature. The evening ends with Manuel de Falla’s signature piece Danza de Fuego – Fire Dance. 

PROGRAM 

Selections from the Art of Fugue by J.S. Bach (1685-1750) 

Selections for Las Goyescas Los Requiebros by Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

Prelude and Fugue in E flat Minor by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude and Fugue in B flat Minor BWV867 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Selections for Las Goyescas El Amor y La Muerte by Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

Prelude and El Lago from Paisajes by Frederic Mompou (1893-1987)

Selections from the Art of Fugue by J.S. Bach (1685-1750) 

Intermission 

Selections from Iberian Suite by Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
Evocación
El Puerto

Piano Sonata Op. 111 in C minor by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Artist Profile:  https://www.albertcanosmit.com/bio 

Albert performing Albeniz ‘Evocation’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuwUuBXbhdk 

Friday, April 12 at 7:30pm

$40 Premium/$35 Reserved
$5 Discount for those who also purchase tickets to the Music History Talk on 4/11
FREE for Youth (18-)

All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be provided.

VCA’s classical piano concerts are made possible with support from Steven Jensen & Mark Grace, Wally & Kathy Arnold, John & Ellen Gordon Hill, Jeff Thurow and Cari Barrett, Ralph Frable & Winnie Mitchell-Frable, Susan & Bill Rives, John and Beth de Groen, and Amy Huggins.

Details

Date:
April 12
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Kay White Hall
19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Phone
1 206 259 3007

Details

Date:
April 12
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Kay White Hall
19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
1 206 259 3007