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The Spanish Hour in April features a work by Nazareth composer Octavio Vázquez

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Composer Octavio Vazquez

We'll hear a work composed by Nazareth College's head of the composition department, Octavio Vázquez on April 25th at 10pm

4/4 Spanish Symphonists of Three Generations Composers representing three generations of Spanish music from the Generation of 1898 to the present day. We’ll hear orchestral works by Julio Gómez, Salvador Bacarisse, and José Luis Greco, representing the Generation of the Maestros, El Grupo de los Ocho, and the music of today’s Spain.

4/11 Fiesta de la Guitarra Latinoamericana Music by Latin American composers, and all for the guitar! From Cuba’s Joaquín Nin and Leo Brouwer to Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Golijov to Uruguay’s Alfonso Broqua. Recorded live in concert at the Manhattan School of Music.

4/18 A Rose for Love: Music for Sant Jordi Whether you know April 23rd as la Diada de Sant Jordi, el día de la rosa, or el día del llibre, (St. George's Day, The Day of the Rose, or World Book Day) we’ll celebrate the Catalan national holiday with Catalan classics from the Renaissance through the 20th century. We focus on three Spanish composers from the Catalan region, from the Renaissance by Joan Cererols, piano miniatures by Granados disciple Josep Martí i Cristià, and a piano trio by Granados himself, written when he was 27.

4/25 Remembering Guernica On April 26, 1937, Axis forces, with Franco's knowledge and consent, obliterated the quiet Basque town of Guernica. We'll commemorate the anniversary of this tragic event with Octavio Vázquez's Guernica (Piano Trio Number 1).

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