Institut Ramon Llull

Newsletter # 105


Music.  10/02/2020

Jordi Savall: The Splendor of the Iberian Baroque on tour across the United States

For more than 50 years, Jordi Savall, one of the most versatile musical personalities of his generation, has rescued musical gems from the obscurity of neglect and oblivion and given them back for all to enjoy. A tireless researcher of early music, he interprets and performs the repertory both as a gambist and a conductor. Performing with his ensemble, Jordi creates a world of emotion and beauty that he shares with millions of early music enthusiasts around the world. 

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Music.  New York,  09/02/2020

Music by Catalan composer Marc Migó featured in a concert in New York

This concert will feature music by Washington Heights composers Paul Kirby and David Wolfson, as well as the World Premiere of Steve Cohen's Quintet written expressly for the Atlantic Chamber Players. Additional works by living legends, David Amram and Eric Ewazen, and delightful works by lesser-known composers, such as Barcelona born, New York based Marc Migó, are also on the program.

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Performing.  New York,  24/02/2020

Joan Vázquez, "Paquito Forever", a one-man cabaret show

"Paquito Forever" is a one-man show by Joan Vázquez, returning to the New York cabaret stage after his debut at Feinstein's/54 Below with his Sondheim show Something's Coming. The show is an intimate and personal account of the real-life adventures of Paquito (Paco) Alonso, a gay Catalonian growing up wanting to be a dancer in Franco's postwar Spain but grafting his way out to reach the bright lights of Broadway and beyond. 

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Music.  15/03/2020

Barcelona-based and Grammy-nominated musician Omar Sosa on tour throughout the United States

Sosa will be touring with violinist-vocalist Yilian Cañizares and folkloric Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles and playing songs from his recent album Aguas, recorded with Cañizares. Aguas reflects the perspectives of two generations of Cuban artists living outside their homeland, interpreting their roots and traditions in subtle and unique ways.  Songs range from the poignant to the exuberant, and are expressive of the exceptional musical chemistry, poetic sensibilities, and originality of the artists.

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