Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates three Hispanic classical musicians: Carreño, Supervía, Prieto (9/26 @ 10p)
9/5 Cuba’s Classical Legacy Whether making their homes in Spain, the United States, or never venturing from the Pearl of the Antilles, Cuba’s best-known and best-loved composers, all born in Havana, are featured on this program. Cuban composers and musicians have had an indelible impact on classical music through their unique combinations of European melodies and African polyrhythms. Contradances, waltzes, mazurkas and more by Leo Brouwer, Joaquín Nin, Tania Leon, and the composer known as “the Cuban Gershwin,” Ernesto Lecuona. Enjoy this musical cornucopia of the melodies and rhythms of Cuba.
9/12 Music of Argentina: Tangos, Milongas, and More The international success of the Argentine tango may have eclipsed the variety of Argentina’s classical music. This week we bring you works for guitar, orchestra, and chorus by Carlos Guastavino, Alberto Ginastera, and Astor Piazzolla: “El rey del tango.”
9/19 Guitar Potpourri Pepe Romero, Corona Guitar Quartet, and Alfonso Morena are featured in works for solo guitar, four guitars, and guitar with orchestra. It’s a guitar potpourri, featuring works from Latin America and Spain by Joaquín Rodrigo, Astor Piazzolla, and Antonio Lauro.
9/26 Three’s a Charm: Carreño, Supervía, Prieto Female greats of classical music, featuring Venezuelan virtuoso pianist and composer Teresa Carreño, Catalan mezzo Conchita Supervía, and Spanish-Mexican composer María Teresa Prieto. With historical recordings, including a 1905 piano roll made by Teresa Carreño performing one of her many piano miniatures.