Festival Más i Más (Reial Cercle Artistic) – Jinha Park, piano – August 6, 2015, 18:30, 19:30 and 20:30

On August 6, Festival Más i Más will present a solo piano recital by South Korean pianist Jinha Park at the Reial Cercle Artistic.  The program will include Mirage (1997) for piano along with works by Bach, Haydn and Ravel; and on August 7, she will join American cellist David James Kim performing Colores Andaluces for cello & piano along with works by Beethoven, Schumann and Debussy. Both performers will also present Elisenda’s works at the Music Fest Perugia in Italy, where they will be on the faculty this summer.

Festival Más i Más (Reial Cercle Artistic) – David James Kim, cello – August 7, 2015, 18:30, 19:30, and 20:30

On August 7, 2015, Festival Más i Más will present American cellist David James Kim in a program titled Tribute to Pau Casals. David will perform the world premiere of Elisenda’s new solo cello work  – Homenatge a Pau Casals (Homage to Pau Casals). The program will also include Colores Andaluces for cello & piano along with works by Beethoven, Schumann and Debussy.  He will be joined by Jinha Park at the piano.  Both performers will also present Elisenda’s works at the Music Fest Perugia in Italy, where they will be on the faculty this summer.

Ilshin Hall, Seoul – March 11, 2015, 7:30 PM

On March 11, 2015, the World Classic Series Concerts presented Jinha Park, piano, and David Kim, cello, performing Colores Andaluces for cello & piano and Mirage for piano solo. These performances took place at the Ilshin Hall in Seoul, and are part of an evening of Spanish music that also included music by Albeniz, F. Tárrega, Manuel Infante and Manuel de Falla.

Atlanta, February 8, 2015, Premiere Triple Concerto for Piano Trio and Orchestra (2015)

Triple Concerto for Piano Trio and Orchestra (2015) was commissioned by Trio Nova Mundi: Becky Billock, piano; Elisa Kohansky, cello; and Maureen Conlon, violin. It will be premiere on February 8 2015, by Trio Nova Mundi and the Atlanta Community Orchestra (ACSO) led by artistic director Juan R. Ramirez. The concert will take place at Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 3030.

This concerto is a reflection on the state of coexistence among diverse populations of the world and an homage to the unique medieval culture of Al-Andalous in Spain, a culture in which three diverse populations – Arabs, Jews and Christians – coexisted harmoniously for almost eight centuries. Metaphorically, these three populations are represented by three soloists – sharing equally the limelight, interacting with each other, and dialoguing with the orchestra. There are three movements, each with a tripartite structure.

The first movement (Allegro moderato) features haunting harmonies and pleading melodic gestures evocative of flamenco, as well as an exciting cadenza-like passage for the three soloists in the center. The second movement starts and ends with a Pensaroso (Pensive) section that flanks an intense Appassionato and a triumphal section marked Con resoluzione. The third movement (Allegro deciso) is distinguished for its energy and rhythmic vitality, with an expressive and quasi-religious passage in the center played by the violin and the cello.

Extended excerpts from the premiere on youtube

 

Barcelona, November 14, 2014

On November 14, 2014, Wandering spirit for violin and piano received the Barcelona premiere at the Reial Cercle Artístic  Institut Barcelonés d’Art (Sala de los Atlantes), performed by Albert Rodriguez Sanchez, violin, and Marc Torres Sanz, piano. 

Program

Singapore – Tue, 23 Sep 2014 7.30pm

– Tue, 23 Sep 2014 7.30pm


Event Date
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 7.30pm
Synopsis
Elisenda FabregasAntipodes: Having the feet opposite. Anti- against, opposite +opus, pod-foot”If you dig a hole straight down through the Earth, you’ll end up in New Zealand”. That was one of Spanish flautist Roberto Álvarez’s favourite childhood thoughts. Of course, that would bring many questions to the toddler’s mind:Do people at the Antipodes walk with their feet in the air and speak backwards?
Do their trees grow with their branches downwards?This recital is the perfect chance to compare how different or how similar is the antipodal music for the flute. Roberto Álvarez and pianist Shane Thio explore the repertoire by Spanish composers Elisenda Fábregas and Salvador Brotons, and Kiwis Gareth Farr and Anthony Ritchie.
Salvador Brotons:
Sonata for Flute and Piano Op. 21
Lento cantabile
Presto – Lento sensibile – Presto
Gareth Farr:
Nga Whetu e Whitu
I
II
Anthony Ritchie:
Sonata for Flute and Piano Op. 135
Allegro barbaro
Adagio con rubato
Allegro molto
Elisenda Fábregas:
Sonata for Flute and Piano
Allegro con spirit
Largo
Scherzo
Allegro molto con brio

 

New York City – 30 March 2014 1.00pm; – 6 April 2014 3.00pm

Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano (1994)
Adriana Mateo, violin
Luda Lee, piano

Vox Novus/New York Women Composers Collaborative Concert will present two performances of Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano (1994) performed by Adriana Mateo, violin, and Luda Lee, piano, on March 30 and April 6. 

These two concerts will also feature music by women composers Julie Mandel, Beth Anderson, Nailah Nombeko, Alla Pavlova, Hilary Tann, Mary Ann Joyce Walter, Rain Worthington, Joyce Hope Suskind, and Binnette Lipper. 


These women’s works will be performed by Yumi Suehiro, piano; Adrienne Patino, soprano; Shannon Roberts, soprano; Marcia Eckert, piano; Sookkyung Cho, piano; Stanichka Dimitrova, violin; Adrienne Patino, soprano; Yumi Suehiro, piano; Dorothy Duncan, clarinet; Shannon Roberts, soprano.

 

Barcelona – February 9, 2014

Banda Municipal de Barcelona

premiere at L’Auditori de Barcelona, Sala 1 Pau Casals
Symphony No. 1 for Symphonic Band
February 9, 2014

Symphony No. 1 for Symphonic Band was commissioned by the Banda Municipal de Barcelona and is dedicated to its principal conductor Salvador Brotons, The premiere took place at L’Auditori*, Sala 1, Pau Casals, in Barcelona on February 9, 2014, at 18:00 PM. This concert included works by Sibelius (Finland) and Mussorgski (Pictures of an Exhibition) and was conducted by Maestro Youngmin Park.

This Symphony consists of four movements: movement I and IV are traditionally symphonic – dramatic, with extensive thematic and rhythmic development, textural contrasts and grand sonorities. The second movement, Canço, is intimate and has the melodic and expressive characteristics of a Catalonian song. The third movement, Scherzo, has an evocative melody in the central section framed with sections featuring playful ostinatos. The last movement, Tempo giusto is majestic and has the character of an epilogue, balancing the symphonic weight of the first movement and bringing back some of its thematic and rhythmic material. There is no program associated with this Symphony and is abstract in nature.
Program notes in Spanish


*L’Auditori is located at C/ Lepant, 150,
08013 Barcelona – 93 247 93 00 – info@auditori.cat

ElPeriodicoArticle1Interview with Canal Terrassa Valles Television Program Entre3 

Interview TV3 News Hour 3/24 

Interview on the National Catalan newspaper El Periodico on February 9, 2014

Freiburg and Riegel (Germany) – 2 Nov and 24 2013

Trio Quer Strich 

performs

Voces de mi tierra (2003) 
for flute, cello and piano
November 2 and 24, 2013 

DSC5207Trio Quer Strich will perform Voces de mi tierra for flute, cello and piano on :

November 2, 2013 – Freiburg depot.K
November 24, 2013 – Riegel a.K. Kumedi

Voces de mi tierra was written for the Meininger-Trio and was premiered at the 15th International Bodensee Festival in Meersburg, Germany, on May 24, 2003.

Voces de mi tierra has received many performances in the US and Europe including Bargemusic in Brooklyn (NY), Cactus Pear Music Festival (Texas), Mendelssohn-Festtage 2005 – Kammermusik im Schumann-Haus, Leipzig; Potsdamer Festspiele SansSouci, Potsdam, Brandenburg (Germany); Bodensee International Music Festival in Bad Waldsee, Germany. Chamber groups that have performed Voces de mi tierra include the Meninger-Trio (Germany), NeoArs Sonora (Spain)All Season Chamber PlayersToki Ensemble, neoLit Ensemble, Trio Nova MundiTrio ConTrast, Terzetta Trio, Davanti Trio Kathryn Master and friends, and Terra Voce.

Published by Hofmeister Musik Verlag. 
El Cortejo (Courtship)
II. Noche en la Alhambra (Night in the Alhambra)
III. La moza y el gitano (Scherzando) (The peasant and the gypsy)
IV. Gigue.

PERFORMANCE HISTORY
PROGRAM NOTES

Sydney (Australia) – October 21, 2013

“ENCUENTROS ESPAÑOLES: The Nexus of Spanish Keyboard Music and Dance” 

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia.
Voces de mi tierra (2003) 
for flute, cello and piano
October 21, 2013 

 "ENCUENTROS ESPAÑOLES: The Nexus of Spanish Keyboard Music and Dance" Natalia Ricci, piano,
Bridget Bolliger, flute, and
Teije Hylkema, cello,

will perform Voces de mi tierra for flute, cello and piano.
at the Festival “ENCUENTROS ESPAÑOLES: The Nexus of Spanish Keyboard Music and Dance” 
that will take place at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on October 19-27, 2013.