Wednesday, March 16, 8:00 pm- VICENTE AMIGO – Flamenco Guitar

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts – University of Washington

Latin Grammy Award-winning flamenco guitarist, Vicente Amigo, will make his Seattle debut. Hailed as the “Sultan of Duende,” the Spanish-born flamenco composer and virtuoso possess an ethereal, otherworldly quality, and music seems to flow from his guitar without effort. Amigo’s shows are famed for their transporting power. Wrote one critic, “Vicente Amigo represents the introspective exploration of flamenco with all its passion, grace and fire. He stands alone in a space which he carved out for himself.”
For more about Vicente Amigo to: https://uwworldseries.org/events-tickets/calendar/vicente-amigo
Ticket Price: $ 30.00 (I have in reserve 5 tickets available)

VIVA LA MÚSICA CLUB – MARCH CONCERTS

Friday, March 4th, 2016  8pm- EARLY MUSIC GUILD

Trio Guadalevín – Music crossing continents and centuries

Garden House Concerts – 2336 15th Av S. 98144

What are the stories carried in a wandering melody played out by strings?

Whose are the hands that have played this contagious rhythm long before?

Named for the ancient river and gorge that divides the city of Rhonda in Andalusia, Trio Guadalevín explores the deep roots that bind the Americas with Southern Europe, the Maghreb and West Africa – roots that stretch across the ocean and intermingle Indigenous, African, Arabic and European cultural expressions.

Drawing on Mexican son jarocho and huasteco, melodies sung in Zapotec, Spanish xácaras, Italian ciaccona, Andalusian song, Sephardic balladry and Moroccan shabia – Abel Rocha, August Denhard and Antonio Gómez interpret and often re-imagine a soundscape that draws on the many facets of identity that link Latin America and the Mediterranean.

Abel Rocha – Haré, jarana, guitar, quinta, voice

August Denhard – Lute, Baroque guitar, theorbo, oud

Antonio Gómez – Pandereta, bendir, teponatzli, cajón, zils, cascabeles, rattles

Advanced tickets from Brown Paper Tickets or $10 at the door

 

Saturday, March 5th at 7:30 pm- SEATTLE CLASSIC GUITAR SOCIETY

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall

David Russell (Spain)

Program:

  1. Mompu (1893-1987)

Suite Compostelana

Preludio

Coral

Cuna

Recitativo

Canción

Muñeira

  1. Goss– (1964 – )

Cantigas de Santiago (dedicated to David and María)

Quen a Virgen be servira (Alfonso X, EL Sabio)

Ondas do mare de Vigo (Martin Codax)

Cantiga CLXVI (Alfonso X, El Sabio)

Kyrie Trope (Codex Calixtinus)

A madre de Deus (Alfonso X, El Sabio)

Al ondas que eu vin veer (Martin Codax)

Non e gran causa (Alfonso X, El Sabio)

INTERMISSION

J.S. Bach – (1685-1750)

Partita I (BWV 825) – Transcription: Gerhard Reichenbach

Praelludium

Allemande

Corrente

Sarabande

Menuet I

Menuet II

Giga

  1. Tarrega (1852 – 1909)

Gran Jota

Ticket Prices: $ 38.00 (full price) $ 28.00 per ticket for 10 or more, $ 28.00 for students/seniors

NOTE: Grammy award winner David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. Concert goers everywhere are in awe of his musical genius and inspired by his captivating stage presence. His love of his craft resonates through his flawless and seemingly effortless performance. The attention to detail and provocative lyrical phrasing suggest an innate understanding of what each individual composer was working to achieve, bringing to each piece a sense of adventure. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997. During his studies at the Royal Academy, David Russell won twice the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andres Segovia Competition, the Jose Ramirez Competition and Spain’s prestigious Francisco Tarrega Competition. David Russell spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in main cities, such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto or Rome. Since 1995 David Russell has an exclusive recording contract with Telarc International, with which he has recorded sixteen CDs up to now, among them Aire Latino, which received a grammy in 2005.

“A talent of extraordinary dimension” The New York Times.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm- VICENTE AMIGO – Flamenco Guitar

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts – University of Washington

Latin Grammy Award-winning flamenco guitarist, Vicente Amigo, will make his Seattle debut. Hailed as the “Sultan of Duende,” the Spanish-born flamenco composer and virtuoso possess an ethereal, otherworldly quality, and music seems to flow from his guitar without effort. Amigo’s shows are famed for their transporting power. Wrote one critic, “Vicente Amigo represents the introspective exploration of flamenco with all its passion, grace and fire. He stands alone in a space which he carved out for himself.”
For more about Vicente Amigo to: https://uwworldseries.org/events-tickets/calendar/vicente-amigo
Ticket Price: $ 30.00 (I have in reserve 5 tickets available)

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm- SEATTLE SYMPHONY

Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

Jesus Lopez Cobos, Conductor

Augustin Hadelich, Violin

Program:

Glinka –  Summer Night in Madrid

Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto

Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

Ticket Prices: SOLD OUT! (but, if interested, I could look into finding another ticket or two?)

For more about Jesus Lopez Cobos, go to: http://www.seattlesymphony.org/about/meetthemusicians/theorchestra/artists/i-p/lopez-cobos-jesus

Mark your calendar with these exciting Viva la Musica Club events in November!

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Friday, November 13- Northwest Sinfonietta
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, 7:30pm

Eric Jacobsen, conductor Northwest Sinfonietta

Program:
Rossini – La camniale di matriomonio Overture
Morton Feldman – Madame Press Died Last Week at 90
Osvaldo Golijov, composer (Argentina) – “She was Here” with Jennifer Bromagen, soprano
Verdi – La Traviata: Prelude

Ticket prices: $16, $32

Saturday, November 14- Duo Melis presented by Seattle Classic Guitar Society
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, 7:30 pm

Program:
Manuel de Falla ( 1876-1946)
Danza Española N° 2 from “La Vida Breve“
Danza de los Vecinos from “El Sombrero de Tres Picos”
Danza de la Molinera from “El Sombrero de Tres Picos”
Antonine de Lhoyer (1768-1840)
Duo N° 3. Op. 31
D. Bogdanovic (1955- )
Sonata-Fantasía
J. Ph. Rameau (1683-1764)
Allemante
Les Rappel des Oiseaux
Les Tendres Plaintes
Les Cyclopes
Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Valses Poéticos
A. Piazzola (1921-1992)
Tango Suite

For more information about Duo Melis, go to: http://www.duo-melis.com/

Ticket prices: $38.00 full price ($ 28.00 per ticket for 10 or more), $28.00 for students/seniors

Friday & Saturday, November 20 & 21-Casa Patas- Flamenco Frecuencies
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall

Friday, November 20th at 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 21st at 2:00 pm and at 8:00 pm

Program:
(Nana) The Company
(Zambra) The Company
(Malagueña Abandolao) El Trini
(Taranto) The Company
(Bulería-Fandango) José Manuel León
(Soleá por Bulería) Ricardo Moro
(Contrabandista) Alicia Carrasco
(Seguirilla) Karen Lugo
(Alboreá) The Company

Ticket prices: $ 35.00, $ 25.00

(Note: we have reserved 10 tickets for Friday, 4 tickets for Saturday at 2 pm and 20 tickets for Saturday at 8pm)

To purchase tickets or for further information contact us at vvlmclub@gmail.com

Northwest Sinfonietta, Friday, November 13

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Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall

Friday, November 13th at 7:30 pm

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Program:
Rossini – La camniale di matriomonio: Overture
Morton Feldman – Madame Press Died Last Week at 90
Osvaldo Golijov, composer (Argentina) – “She was Here” Jennifer Bromagen, soprano 
Verdi – La Traviata: Prelude
Ticket prices: $16, $32

To purchase tickets or for further information contact us at vvlmclub@gmail.com 

Northwest Sinfonietta 25th Season Opener, Friday, October 16

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New Artistic Partner/ Conductor David Lockington and pianist Gabriela Martínez (from Venezuela) come to Benaroya Hall to usher in the 25th season of the Northwest Sinfonietta!

Friday night, October 16 at 7:30pm

Program:
Copland’s “Music for the Theatre,”
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8.

Location:
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall

Ticket prices for Viva la Musica Members: $16, $32

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact us at vvlmclub@gmail.com

Special Members Only Event- Reception with Ingrid Fliter, Saturday, April 4

Just announced!

After Saturday’s Masterworks Concert, join us backstage to meet Argentinian pianist, Ingrid Fliter.

Our regular gathering during intermission will now take place after the concert as we meet Ms. Fliter while we enjoy Argentinian wine and snacks!

Not a Viva La Musica member?  Click on the Membership tab above and fill out the membership form and we will see you there!

SEATTLE SYMPHONY’S MASTERWORKS SERIES, Saturday, April 4

SEATTLE SYMPHONY’S MASTERWORKS SERIES
Saturday, April 4th at 8:00 PM at Benaroya Hall

Thomas Søndergård, conductor
Ingrid Fliter, piano (Argentinian)
Seattle Symphony

Program:
Szymanowski: Concert Overture, Op. 12
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

About the Program:
The ethereal grace of Chopin’s piano concerto is given life by the remarkable virtuosity of Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter.

Special Ticket Price in preferred location: $ 25.00

NOTE: During Intermission Viva la Música Club Members and Friends are invited to VLMC’s table to chat with each other while enjoying  a glass of wine or cider and snacks.

To find out more about Ingrid Fliter watch this performance

Contact Maria Durham at mariadurham@msn.com for ticket purchases!

Cuba to Seattle: HAVANA HEAT and HARLEM BEATS, Friday, March 13

NORTHWEST SYNFONIETTA presents HAVANA HEAT and HARLEM BEATS

At Benaroya Hall/Nordstrom Hall – 3rd Ave and Union Street, Seattle.

Friday, March 13th at 7:30 pm

Performers:
Ilmar Gavilán, violin
Aldo López Gavilán, piano
Harlem Quartet

The Gavilán brothers grew up in Cuba as prodigies of a robustly musical family. Ilmar won several prestigious violin competitions before becoming a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet, while Aldo pursued a phenomenal solo career as a Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer. Harlem Quartet is a string quartet that is composed of first-place laureates of the Sphinx Competition for Black and Latino string players. They were formed in 2006. The members are first violinist Ilmar Gavilan, second violinist Melissa White, violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez, and cellist Paul Wiancko. The Quartet won Best Instrumental Composition at the 2013 Grammy Awards for Mozart Goes Dancing. Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. This long-awaited collaboration between Aldo, Ilmar and the Harlem Quartet is a dream come true and promises to be electrifying and inspiring!

Ticket Prices:
Preferred seating with a 20% discount: $ 32.00.
There are also seats in the first three rows with a 20% discount: $ 16.00.

 

Program:

Chick Corea, The Adventures of Hippocrates
Winton Marsalis, At the Octoroon Balls
Aldo Lopez-Gavilán, Campañero
Billy Strayhorn, Take the A Train
Abelardito Valdes, Almendra
Aldo López-Gavilán, Epilogo
Aldo López-Gavilán,  Talking to the Universe
Aldo López-Gavilán, Say What

 

Contact Maria Durham at mariadurham@msn.com for ticket purchases!

MÚSICA FICTA, Saturday, March 7

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Seattle Town Hall – 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Preconcert lecture at 7:00 pm 

Back by popular demand, Música Ficta presents music of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim worlds that coexisted in Moorish Spain until 1492. Traveling Music – Three Cultures explores music of the Sephardic Jews, the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alphonso X El Sabio, the villancicos of Diego Pisador, and improvisations with Ottoman Turkish roots. Based in Valencia and directed by Raúl Mallavibarrena, Música Ficta brings together Spain’s finest vocal and instrumental early music specialists for this program which celebrates their nation’s cultural riches.

***Those attending the concert are invited by the Honorary Consul of Spain, Luis Fernando Esteban, to a reception with the artists at the end of the concert***

Very Special Ticket Price: $ 35.00 (a limited number of seats still available)

Musica ficta definition:

Musica ficta was a term used in European music theory from the late 12th century to about 1600 to describe pitches, whether notated or added at the time of performance, that lie outside the system of musica recta or musica vera (“correct” or “true” music) as defined by the hexachord system of Guido of Arezzo (Bent and Silbiger 2001) (Wikipedia).

Or, contrapuntal music in which accidentals or notes foreign to the mode are introduced —called also false music. (Merriam – Webster dictionary)

Contact Maria Durham at mariadurham@msn.com for ticket purchases!

Upcoming Concerts

CELEBRATE ASIA
Sunday, March 1st at 4 pm with events starting in the Lobby at 3 pm.

Carolyn Kuan, conductor

Chiaki Endo, koto

Dozan Fujiwara, shakuhachi

Meeka Quan DiLorenzo, cello

Seattle Symphony

Program:

A.R. Rahman: Slumdog Millionaire

Yugo Kanno: U.S.Premiere – Seattle Symphony Commission

Tan Dun: Selections from Crouching Tiger Cello Concerto, from the soundtrack to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Ticket Price: $ 37.00

For tickets, contact

Maria Durham

Mobile: 425 829 3428

E-mail: mariadurham@msn.com

Address: VLMC, PO BOX 6672, Bellevue, WA 98008 (If sending checks make them payable to VLMC and send them to this address)

 

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